News

Adam Scott opens FedEx Cup playoffs with a win

Adam Scott opens FedEx Cup playoffs with a win

Adam Scott, of Australia, holds the trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in Jersey City, N.J. Photo: Associated Press/Rich Schultz

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays on Sunday after everyone around him did their best to lose it.

Scott played bogey-free and closed with a 5-under 66. He finished an hour before the final group, and watched from the locker room at Liberty National.

Kevin Chappell had a two-shot lead through 10 holes and went 7 over the rest of the way. Justin Rose three-putted the 18th. Tiger Woods dropped to his knees after a back spasm on the 13th hole when he hooked his approach into the water, leading to a bogey. Woods birdied the 16th and 17th to get within one, and his 25-foot birdie off the 18th green stopped just short.

Gary Woodland had three straight birdie attempts inside 10 feet and missed them all.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Guilty Plea in Drug Induced Homicide

scales justice

Springfield man faces 30 years in drug death

in Local

S&P Revises Illinois Outlook Downward

state_capitol_3

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has changed its outlook on Illinois' credit rating for the worse.

in Local

Grandstand Roof Repairs Won’t Be Finished by Fair Time

statefair_grandstand

Repairs to the state fair grandstand's roof won't be finished by the time the fair begins.

in Local

“No Sign of Homicide” in Female Body Found in Rochester

rochester police

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards hopes the mystery of a woman's skeleton found in Rochester over the weekend could be solved soon.