The GWAA recognizes not just PGA Tour but also global achievement, and Scott won four times worldwide in 2013, including the Masters for his first major title. At the end of the year he nearly won the Australian Slam, capturing both the PGA and Masters before finishing second at the Open. He also teamed up with Jason Day to win the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne.
“It is an honor to be recognized as the most consistent male golfer of 2013 and it is appreciated to have the respect of the Golf Writers of America. Thank you,” Scott said in a release.
Woods won five times (no majors), captured the money title and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average, and was named the Player of the Year by both the PGA Tour and the PGA of America. He is a 10-time winner of the GWAA’s top honor.
“Last year was a year that I could never forget,” said Park, who won three majors in 2013. “I was able to put my name among the greatest players around the world. Now, on top of that, I am being recognized and honored by golf writers. They are those who know what has just happened last year in every detail. I can almost say that they know me better than I know myself. That’s why this honor is very special and means a lot to me.”
The winners will be honored Wednesday, April 9 at the annual GWAA Awards Dinner in Augusta, Ga.