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Tiger Has A Friend In Haas
Much of the build-up to The Barclays in New York this week has been dominated by comments being made regarding Tiger Woods, and Bill Haas is the latest to have waded into the debate.
Adam Scott's comments this week have been receiving particularly close attention, after he was asked whether he would've preferred his Masters-winning 2013 or Tiger Woods' 2013, which has included five PGA Tour wins but no majors.
Scott's cheeky response was as follows: "I’d rather have mine. He may want mine, I mean, (career major win) No. 15 is proving to be difficult for him, so that would have given him that."
Woods agreed that winning a major would've been preferable to his five Tour scalps, increasing further speculation about his desperation to land a 15th major title.
Fellow American star Bill Haas though had this to say on the matter: "His lack of winning a major is the only thing talked about, which I think is sad, I think it's ignorant.
“He's not winning the smaller events. He's winning the WGCs and Bay Hill, and yes, it makes what he's doing that much more impressive."
Majors are of course a huge deal in the world of golf, but how can anyone dismiss how impressive it is to land five PGA Tour titles in a season?
There's no doubt Tiger is focused determinedly on bringing home major title number 15, but no one, and Tiger included, should take for granted his achievements on the Tour this year.