Barclays winner Adam Scott has routinely put himself in contention to make his own good fortune this season. He has finished in the top 10 in nearly half his starts (6 of 13), and has now joined Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, and Brandt Snedeker as the only players with multiple PGA Tour wins this year. Would two wins (including a major) be enough to give Scott Player of the Year honors?
Nobody can match Woods’s five tour wins, and he has reclaimed the top spot in the world rankings. One of his wins was at the Players Championship, and he also has a tie for fourth at the Masters, a tie for sixth at the British Open, and a tie for second at the Barclays.
But a few key pieces to the prize puzzle remain at large. Who wins the final three playoff events? What about the Presidents Cup? And the inaugural system of combining players from the PGA and Web.com tours for four fall tournaments and awarding PGA Tour cards for the 2014 season, which actually begins in 2013? Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.