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by | Sep 12, 2022 | NEWS

Scottie Scheffler Voted 2022 PGA TOUR Player of the Year

First player in history to win Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year(2019), PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year (2020) Arnold Palmer Award, and Player of the Year.

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida–The PGA TOUR announced that Scottie Scheffler has been named the 2022 Player of the Year as voted by the TOUR’s membership for the 2021 wrap-around season, Scheffler, the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, led the TOUR with four victories including his first major championship title at the Master’s Tournament.

Scottie, who spent four years on the men’s golf team at the University of Texas, received the Jack Nicklaus Award for winning PGA TOUR Player of the Year during an appearance on ESPN’s College Game Day before the Longhorns football team hosted No. 1 Alabama in Austin. In receiving 89% of the votes, he was selected for the honor over the other two nominees: Rory McIlroy and Cameron Smith.

On behalf of the PGA TOUR congratulations to Scottie on his remarkable season and his unprecedented accomplishments,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “Undoubtedly, one of the highest compliments a player can receive is the endorsement from his peers, and the fact that Scottie’s season was both dominant and consistent spoke volumes to the membership. And as gratifying as it has been to see his development on the course over these last three years, we are equally thankful that Scottie has embraced his role as an Ambassador of the PGA TOUR and the game of golf. With young stars like Scottie leading the way, the PGA TOUR is in good hands for many years to come.

Scheffler’s four victories came at the WM Phoenix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, and the Masters. He collected all four in the span of 6 starts. Scheffler totaled11 top 10 finishes in 25 starts this season, including 4 runner-ups.

With $14,046,910 in official money, Scheffler earned the most in a single season in PGA TOUR history, a record previously held by fellow former Texas Longhorn Jordan Spieth. Between official money and bonus programs, Scheffler earned a total of $24,796,910 this season and held the top spot for 24 consecutive weeks.

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