Masters champion Adam Scott didn't think his good round was good enough Sunday at The Barclays in Jersey City, N.J.
His only hope was that the other players still on the course -- Tiger Woods and Justin Rose among them -- might find it as difficult to close out a victory as Scott has over the years.
"I'm pretty shocked," Scott said after his 5-under 66 gave him a one-shot win at Liberty National. "There were so many guys out there with a chance, and I really didn't think I had much of a chance."
Scott was in the locker room when Rose, who had a 25-foot putt for the outright lead, ran it 5 feet by the hole and three-putted for bogey at 18. He was on his way to the range when the groans from around the 18th green told him Woods missed his 25-foot birdie putt to tie for the lead. Once on the range, a video board showed Gary Woodland miss his third straight birdie putt from inside 10 feet.
"It's different playing an hour-and-a-half in front of the leaders, the guys who have been under pressure all day than when you're out there," said Scott, who finished at 11-under 273 and won $1,440,000. "I know how they feel."
Woods suffered a back spasm on the par-5 13th hole and hooked a fairway metal so far left that it landed in a swamp on the other side of the 15th fairway. He dropped a shot on 15 but fought back with birdies on 16 and 17. His birdie putt at 18 was one short turn of falling.
"Thought I made it," he said after his 69.
Woods had all four rounds in the 60s for the first time in a year on the PGA Tour, but it wasn't enough. He battled stiffness in his back all week. In a brief interview with CBS Sports, he said it was "hypothetical" when asked if he would compete in the Deutsche Bank Championship, the next FedEx Cup playoff event that starts Friday at TPC Boston. The tournament gives its charity money to Woods' foundation.
"I just got off and I'm not feeling my best right now," he said.
Rose wasn't feeling great, either. He was in position to win with a birdie putt at 18, and the U.S. Open champion did not want to leave it short.
"I got too aggressive," Rose (68) said. "It's tough to take."
Woodland, playing in the final group, had a triple bogey on No. 9. His only birdie was at 18, and it gave him a 73 and 274 total, tied with Woods, Rose and Graham DeLaet (65).
British Open champion Phil Mickelson tied DeLaet for low round of the day at 65 for a 275.
LPGA Tour: Amateur Lydia Ko won her second straight Canadian Women's Open, closing with a 6-under 64 at Royal Mayfair for a five-shot victory.
Ko, who had a 15-under 265 total, was again asked about turning pro. "I've got some people above me like my mom and dad, they're the boss," she said.
Ko also bristled when asked about losing out on a $300,000 payday. "I don't care," she said.
Karine Icher (67) was second and ended up with the $300,000 check.
Last year at Vancouver Golf Club, Ko became the youngest winner in tour history at 15 years, 4 months, 2 days.
Champions Tour: John Riegger birdied three of the final four holes for a 4-under 68 and a two-shot win over John Cook (65) at the Boeing Classic. Riegger finished at 15-under 201 and won $300,000 at TPC Snoqualmie (Wash.) Ridge.