PGA Player of the Year
The PGA Player of the Year Award is given by the PGA of America to the top PGA TOUR player based on a mathematical formula that weighs tournament wins, official money standing and scoring average.
The point system for selecting the Player of the Year was amended in 1982, as follows: 30 points for winning the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, The Open Championship or Masters Tournament; 20 points for winning THE PLAYERS Championship; 10 points for winning all other designated PGA TOUR events. In addition, there is a 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 list and scoring average list, 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.