Tiger Woods was given the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year award on Friday, marking the 11th in his illustrious career that he’s won the award. While the other players vying for the prize — FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson, British Open champion Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Adam Scott, and Matt Kuchar — were certainly deserving, it is no surprise that Woods walked away with the title.
While Woods didn’t win a major in 2013, he did win a remarkable five of the 16 tournaments he entered (nobody else won more than twice). The Player of the Year award wasn’t the only prize Woods came away with today, either. He was also awarded both the prestigious Vardon Trophey for the lowest scoring averaging on the PGA Tour and the Tour’s money title.
In the history of the Player of the Year award — it was first given out in 1990 — only Nick Price and Fred Couples have won the award more than once.
We salute Woods for his exceptional 2013 season on the links and wish him the best of luck in 2014.
[Source: CBS Sports]