Jordan Spieth, Lydia Ko and Jeff Maggert win GWAA awards for 2015
By Doug Ferguson
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) – Jordan Spieth completed his sweep of all the awards when the Golf Writers Association of America voted him male player of the year.
Spieth, whose five wins in 2015 included two majors and led to a record $12 million in PGA Tour earnings, previously won PGA Tour player of the year (voted by players) and the points-based award from the PGA of America.
He received 98 percent of the GWAA vote.
"It's a great way to end a very special year," Spieth said.
Lydia Ko won the female player of the year, and Jeff Maggert won the vote for senior player of the year.
Ko won with 56 percent of the vote over double major winner Inbee Park. Ko won her first major at the Evian Masters to go along with four other victories, and she won the Race to the CME Globe. She also won the points-based LPGA player of the year award.
Maggert won two majors on the Champions Tour, including the U.S. Senior Open, and two other titles. He won the award with 70 percent of the vote over Bernhard Langer.
They will be honored April 6 at the GWAA's annual awards dinner in Augusta, Ga.
"I'm looking forward to the dinner, especially if Jordan is there," Maggert said. "He's my little guy's idol. And my daughter loves him, too. Maybe they can get an autograph."
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