JERSEY CITY, N.J. – This just in: Tiger Woods didn’t win a major in 2013. But there’s some other hardware available that means more to him than you may think.
With five wins this year, Woods has the inside track on the PGA Tour Player of the Year award, an honor he’s won 10 times but not since 2009.
In advance of this week’s Barclays, he spoke about what winning again would mean.
“It would mean a lot,” he said. “That's voted on by the players, so when you get the respect and the hats-off by your peers, that's something that we don't take lightly. We take that, as pretty prideful and anytime you get the respect and honor of your peers, it means something even more special.”
As for whom his main competition is, Woods offered up the usual suspects.
“I think obviously Phil [Mickelson] is up there. Kuch [Matt Kuchar] has won a couple times. Who else has won a couple? Sneds [Brandt Snedeker]. Obviously this run, any of those guys wins, hypothetically, wins all four [playoff events], you know, you're looking at a four, five-, six-win season, and that's a pretty good season.”