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Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at East Lake Golf Club on September 22, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia

*(Via Fox Sports) – The paranoia enveloping Team Tiger when it comes to the media doesn’t need any reinforcement.

But it got some Thursday when the Golf Writers Association of America controversially handed its highest honor, Player of the Year, to Adam Scott. The decision was immediately perceived as a snub of Tiger Woods, who, after all, had five PGA Tour wins in 2013.

That matches the number of career wins on the Tour by such esteemed players as Luke Donald, Padraig Harrington, Tom Lehman, Hunter Mahan and Justin Rose.

Woods was named PGA Tour Player of the Year — by his peers — and won the equivalent honor from the PGA of America, which uses a points system. He won the money title, too, as well as the prestigious Vardon Trophy for lowest stroke average throughout the year.

Be sure, if any other player had that kind of year, Player of the Year becomes a slam dunk.

But not, it seems, for Tiger Woods.

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