Tiger Woods wins 11th PGA Player of Year Award, ninth Vardon Trophy

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Tiger Woods won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award with 100 overall points, and collected the Vardon Trophy with an adjusted scoring average of 68.98 in 61 official rounds.
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The PGA of America

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour this year, has captured his 11th PGA of America Player of the Year Award and ninth Vardon Trophy, The PGA of America's premier season-ending awards for excellence by a Tour professional. It was the first time since 2009 that Woods earned both PGA of America awards.

2013 PGA PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINAL STANDINGS

Player

Points

1. Tiger Woods

100

2. Adam Scott

64

3. Henrik Stenson

54

3. Phil Mickelson

54

3. Justin Rose

54

6. Matt Kuchar

46

7. Brandt Snedeker

32

8. Jason Dufner

30

9. Jordan Spieth

18

10. Zach Johnson

14

2013 VARDON TROPHY FINAL STANDINGS

Player

Rounds

Avg.

1. Tiger Woods

61

68.98

2. Justin Rose

62

69.26

3. Henrik Stenson

65

69.28

4. Adam Scott

61

69.34

5. Sergio Garcia

65

69.583

6. Matt Kuchar

93

69.589

7. Charl Schwartzel

69

69.68

8. Jordan Spieth

82

69.69

9. Keegan Bradley

88

69.75

10. Jason Day

86

69.76

Completing his 16th full season as a PGA Tour professional, Woods won The Players Championship and two World Golf Championships among his five victories; finished as the No. 1 money leader; and won the Vardon Trophy by posting the lowest adjusted season scoring average (68.98).

Woods collected 100 overall points, while Masters Champion Adam Scott was next with 64. Henrik Stenson, winner of the Tour Championship and FedExCup, shared third at 54 points, along with U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose and Open Champion Phil Mickelson.

Rookie Jordan Spieth finished ninth in the PGA Player of the Year standings, after placing eight in scoring and 10th on the season money list. 

Woods claimed the Vardon Trophy by completing the Tour Championship, finishing his regular Tour campaign with 61 complete rounds, one above the minimum required 60 to be considered for the award. 

Woods' 60 overall victory points were based upon wins in the Farmers Insurance Open, the WGC-Cadillac Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship (worth 20 points) and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Woods earned 20 points as the No. 1 money leader, and 20 more points for adjusted scoring average.

Scott also won the Barclays Championship, was fourth in scoring (69.34), and sixth on the money list.

The PGA of America has honored the game's best players with The PGA Player of the Year Award since 1948. The award is presented to the top touring professional based on a point system for tournament wins, official money standings, and scoring averages. Points are tabulated from Jan. 1, through the Tour Championship, which concluded Sept. 22.

Since 1937, the Vardon Trophy, named by The PGA of America in honor of famed British golfer Harry Vardon, is awarded annually to the touring professional with the lowest adjusted scoring average. It is based on a minimum of 60 rounds, with no incomplete rounds, in events co-sponsored or designated by the PGA Tour. The adjusted score is computed from the average score of the field at each event.

The PGA Tour also recognizes its annual Player of the Year, with the winner determined by a vote of the membership. The voting period commences after the conclusion of The Tour Championship. The Player of the Year, who receives the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, will be announced prior to the start of the 2013-14 season.

Additionally, the Tour recognizes a Rookie of the Year, also determined by a vote among Tour members. In select years, a PGA Tour Courage Award will be presented to a player who, through courage and perseverance, has overcome extraordinary adversity to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the game of golf. 

The recipient of this award will be selected by the Commissioner and the Tour's Player Directors.

Other season-ending honors to be announced by the PGA Tour include the Arnold Palmer Award for the leading money-winner and the Byron Nelson Award, presented to the player with the lowest adjusted scoring average (minimum of 50 official rounds).

 


Comments

jqjgolf

If anyon else would have been selected as POY I would say that they were influnced by comentators on the Golf Channel with their vote. The tour players understand how attendance drops when Tiger is not in the field whether he is playing good or bad. Congrats Tiger! Anyone who thinks that five wins is an easy thing to accomplish show me who else has done it lately.

veigangie

I 'm a fan of Tiger from the beginning and I'm convinced that he is # 1on the
PGA and World and #1 in viewership. Like it or not ,if Tiger does not play the audience down. There I leave with that reality.
GO TIGER YOUR THE BEST.

ubjam

For the people saying bad choice do you understand the voting is done by the other golfers on tour. So if you want your vote to count get your players card get on the tour and win some tourneys then your vote will be considered until then grow up

byimw

As commonly said in sports, Scoreboard, Baby!! Soon he will be racking up the major titles.

michaeltargosz

When I look at that ticker at the bottom of the screen while watching an ESPN program, the Golf section pops up - it always crosses my mind "what did Tiger do today". I want to see that. I cant say why for sure, but I know that I look for his name, and I doubt Im the only one. When Tiger is in the hunt to win a tournament, Im a lot more likely to switch over and watch it rather than view a tournament he isnt playing in or in contention. When he is at his best, I want to watch because the man in me likes to watch the man and how much he wants to win. His drive is what makes him throw those clubs so many people commented about. Cant have his level of greatness without the club wrecking, its a byproduct of the winner within.

rogerblack1

Will sports writers continue to treat Tiger like he is the almighty. Sure he is good, but in tournaments for example, even if other players already have an equal score posted on the board his name is always moved to the first position of equal scores. Is it necessary to idolize him at every turn?

rogerblack1

Will sports writers continue to treat Tiger like he is the almighty. Sure he is good, but in tournaments for example, even if other players already have an equal score posted on the board his name is always moved to the first position of equal scores. Is it necessary to idolize him at every turn?

rogerblack1

Will sports writers continue to treat Tiger like he is the almighty. Sure he is good, but in tournaments for example, even if other players already have an equal score posted on the board his name is always moved to the first position of equal scores. Is it necessary to idolize him at every turn?

rogerblack1

Will sports writers continue to treat Tiger like he is the almighty. Sure he is good, but in tournaments for example, even if other players already have an equal score posted on the board his name is always moved to the first position of equal scores. Is it necessary to idolize him at every turn?

sieben13

Congratulations Tiger you DESERVED it

sieben13

Congratulations Tiger you DESERVED it

mshackleford

From some of the comments it appears there need to be a test to determine a intelligent level for making comments. Tiger earned these awards there was no voting for your favorites. All players have the same chance every year and its not a surprise that the best golfer wins these awards. The PGA Tour player of the year award is a voting contest similar to America's got Talent. PGA of America awards are earned.

moldham_1

Lwelfling, check the facts, most wins, most money earned, lowest scoring average. #1ranking did not get him player of the year.

moldham_1

Lwelfling, check the facts, most wins, most money earned, lowest scoring average. #1ranking did not get him player of the year.

Esnyder84

For all the critics here...How come no one is talking about Stenson's unruly behavior in the last tournament....let's see he slammed the club so hard on the ground it broke and then proceeded to go to the locker room and trash it!!!! If you want to talk about Tiger's behavior, let's included other golfer's who do the same and worse...But no, Tiger is held under different standards, right?

littlestarnoelle

I just think some of your comments are hilarious. Many of you can't spell worth a darn. Let's just give credit where credit is due.

vicsr4180

Mary are you the same person you were 16yrs ago ....just sayin!

marycrodriguez48

If he learns to accept his decline and stops throwing clubs maybe he will improove. He is losing popularity.

marycrodriguez48

i have been a fan of Tiger since he enter the pga 16 years ago. He no longer is the player he was and never will be with that temper of his. It is time we all reealize that he is not what he use to be. He keeps losing fans the more he keeps smashing clubs on the turf beacause he made a bad swing.

james.landers

Since this award is given based on points, there seems to be a bit of brain damage to those who think it should have gone to someone else. I liked Arnold when he was on top, and I liked Jack when he was on top, and I liked Watson when he was kicking butt! And I will tip my golf visor to Tiger and when he hands the mantle to his successor as King of the sport, I will like him as well. I love the game of golf and when it is played at this level, I just marvel in the knowledge of how difficult it is to be that good and stay on top of your game. Go Tiger and Thanks for bringing the game of golf to the masses all over the world. Mind you, I didn't say he created it. But he did expand it's popularity greatly. I've been a golfer for over 40 years and I still love it as I did when I began so here's to the game!

jaybholland

Emailoffer4u did you ever graduate from grammar school you uneducated wimp. My wife doesn't have to worry about me chasing prostitutes and why bring her up. Couldn't think of any manly comebacks so you go after a guys wife. You people are all alike. Cowards. Go back with your homeys and steal some old ladies purse.

santos.murillo

He entered just 16 events and won FIVE. That means he has a 30 percent chance of winning an event he enters . That is mind boggling. Congratulations Tiger, you're the best.

alexmarshall1906

Way to go Tiger...forthe numbskull who who likens Tigers's achievment to the election of President Obama, you just played your racist hand!!! Golf is a gentlemen's sport when it is being played on the course but I dare you to take a close look at the private life of half the players on the tour and you will find drama...
As was stated.. player of the year, not player of the week...

emailoffer4u

hey Jaybholland I believe you are the biggest Moron ever, you know nothing about anything, I feel sorry for your wife and family if you have one that is, just stop are read what you wrote real slow, now your own mind don't believe what you wrote you sound like a real fool, MORON

Golferc

Perrowsr, a couple is 2 a few is 3. He won 5, also he was 2 on the cup race, the man did go the entire year with great golf under his hat. Get a life.

jaybholland

Hey Gregorygriffin. Just because you don't like prostitute chasers doesn't mean your a hater. It means you have a little class. Money doesn't get that for you. Golfers judge themselves, and have for years, based on number of major tournaments you have won. Wake up.

emailoffer4u

same goes for you Perrowsr, did you mother drop you on your head, moron

drozek

Oh yeah, 2nd got 64 points. Tiger got 100. That's a pretty overwhelming margin IMHO.

emailoffer4u

Is there something wrong with you Lwefling, there are many fine pros that don't 5 wins in there whole career, you must be an moron, this man has over 70 wins so far, what a moron

Perrowsr

No comment. It was a bad choice.

drozek

@lwelfling - The PGA does not select the Player of the Year. The Player of the Year is selected by his peers and only his peers. Don't blame the PGA. Well-deserved Tiger. Looking forward to next season!!!

Perrowsr

I think that you got it wrong this time. Yes tiger won a few times but no majors no Fed x. Maybe they will get it wright next year. Nothing against Tiger he played very good at the first of the year no so good at the end.

Golferc

For all ya tiger heaters, consistency doesn't lye. 2 world championships, a players, no to mention Arnolds tourny, scoring average, most money earned by stroke, and lowest scoring average on tour. The PGA (lewlfing) absolutely got it right, these guys know what there doing when voting, get a life and learn the game before ya make stupid comments. Way to go tiger! You deserve it totally. Oh ya! Next year add a major for the hell of it.

mcshootist

Nobody had a better year, 5 wins, fantastic. winning a major takes being hot for a week, 5 wins is hot for a season, hence the title player of the year,not player of the week.

jaybholland

This is the worse choice ever and probably the same way Obama got elected. The screamers in back of him yelling after every hole is sickening and has ruined a gentlemens game. This guy runs around with prostitutes and leaves his child and wife at home, slams his clubs in the sand traps and through the green, while the announcers bow down to him like he was a God.

gregorygriffin

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you will always have haters just contuinue to do your thing you are the best gofer in the world
hater on haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wking04

Looks like the win was based on points to me. That's why the players vote. Those that knows what it take to be out on tour playing with the best in the world.
Congrats Tiger

gregorygriffin

it's not required tht you have to win a major champship to be the # 1 player of the year no other golfer won 5 count'em pga wins he is certainly the most deserving to win way to go tiger im looking for bigger and better things next season

psmith305

Way to go Tiger!!! Good luck next week-end. I am also looking forward to next season. Prayers for your success.

Lwelfling

Booooooo!!! Terrible Choice! #1 in the world should not guarantee POY award... and it seems to have! Too many rule violations and No Major wins this season. Though I am from USA and cheer for our Country... Stenson had a much better year. Bad call PGA!

just-us2

Way to go tiger. looking forward to next year.