PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Who has been the best major performer so far in 2013?
Here’s a hint: It’s not the guy with 14 majors.
The answer is Adam Scott, who is a combined even par through 14 major rounds – even with a disastrous 72-hole total of 15 over at the U.S. Open. He won the Masters (-9), tied for third at the Open (+1), and is in a tie for second, 7 under through 36 holes, here at the PGA.
Second on that list, interestingly enough, is Jason Day, who is a combined 3 over par with two rounds left in the 2013 major season. He was solo third at the Masters (-7), tied for second at the U.S. Open (+3), T-32 at the British Open (+9), and currently T-15 at the PGA (-2), seven shots behind.
Scott and Day are among the 13 players who made the cut in all four majors this season. Here’s how the rest have stacked up in the majors (36-hole score here in parenthesis):
• Lee Westwood +6 (-1)
• Matt Kuchar +8 (-7)
• Brandt Snedeker +13 (+3)
• Sergio Garcia +16 (-3)
• Martin Kaymer +27 (-4)
• Dustin Johnson +28 (+3)
• K.J. Choi +29 (+1)
Only seven players have two top 10s in majors this season: Hunter Mahan, Hideki Matsuyama, Day, Mickelson, Scott, Westwood and Woods.