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PGA Tour Player of the Year award winners

The PGA Player of the Year award has been in existence since 1948. However, in 1990, the PGA Tour and PGA of America created separate Player of the Year awards, both still awarded today.

The PGA Tour Player of the Year award is voted on by PGA Tour membership which competes in at least 12 tournaments in a season. The winner of the award receives the Jack Nicklaus trophy.

The PGA of America Player of the Year award is points-based, given to the player that accumulates the most points in a season. Points are awarded as follows:

  • 30 points for winning the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, British Open or Masters
  • 20 points for winning The Players Championship
  • 10 points for winning all other designated PGA Tour events.
  • 50-point bonus for winning two majors, 75-point bonus for winning three & 100-point bonus for winning four.
  • For top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour’s official money and scoring average lists for the year, the point value is: first, 20 points, then 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2.
  • Any incomplete rounds in the scoring average list will result in a .10 penalty per incomplete round.

Since 1992, the PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year award has gone to the same person.

Tiger Woods has the most PGA of America and PGA Tour Player of the Year awards with 11 each. Woods won five consecutive PGA of America and five PGA Tour Player of the Year awards from 1999-2003.

Winners of the PGA Tour and PGA of America Player of the Year Awards

Year PGA Tour POY PGA of America POY
2017 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas
2016 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson
2015 Jordan Spieth Jordan Spieth
2014 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy
2013 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2012 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy
2011 Luke Donald Luke Donald
2010 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk
2009 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2008 Padraig Harrington Padraig Harrington
2007 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2006 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2005 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2004 Vijay Singh Vijay Singh
2003 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2002 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2001 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
2000 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
1999 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
1998 Mark O'Meara Mark O'Meara
1997 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
1996 Tom Lehman Tom Lehman
1995 Greg Norman Greg Norman
1994 Nick Price Nick Price
1993 Nick Price Nick Price
1992 Fred Couples Fred Couples
1991 Fred Couples Corey Pavin
1990 Wayne Levi Nick Faldo
1989 -- Tom Kite
1988 -- Curtis Strange
1987 -- Paul Azinger
1986 -- Bob Tway
1985 -- Lanny Wadkins
1984 -- Tom Watson
1983 -- Hal Sutton
1982 -- Tom Watson
1981 -- Bill Rogers
1980 -- Tom Watson
1979 -- Tom Watson
1978 -- Tom Watson
1977 -- Tom Watson
1976 -- Jack Nicklaus
1975 -- Jack Nicklaus
1974 -- Johnny Miller
1973 -- Jack Nicklaus
1972 -- Jack Nicklaus
1971 -- Lee Trevino
1970 -- Billy Casper
1969 -- Orville Moody
1968 -- Not Awarded
1967 -- Jack Nicklaus
1966 -- Billy Casper
1965 -- Dave Marr
1964 -- Ken Venturi
1963 -- Julius Boros
1962 -- Arnold Palmer
1961 -- Jerry Barber
1960 -- Arnold Palmer
1959 -- Art Wall
1958 -- Dow Finsterwald
1957 -- Dick Mayer
1956 -- Jack Burke
1955 -- Doug Ford
1954 -- Ed Furgol
1953 -- Ben Hogan
1952 -- Julius Boros
1951 -- Ben Hogan
1950 -- Ben Hogan
1949 -- Sam Snead
1948 -- Ben Hogan

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