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Other Awards Won by PGA TOUR Players



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.


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

Vardon Trophy
The Vardon Trophy, named in honor of famed British golfer Harry Vardon, is awarded annually by the PGA of America.

From 1947 to 1987, the Vardon Trophy was awarded to the professional golfer with the lowest-scoring average. In 1988, the criteria were adjusted to award the Vardon Trophy to the touring professional with the lowest adjusted scoring average based on a minimum of 60 official rounds in events cosponsored or approved by the PGA TOUR.

    • 1937 Harry Cooper 500+
    • 1938 Sam Snead 520+
    • 1939 Byron Nelson 473+
    • 1940 Ben Hogan 423+
    • 1941 Ben Hogan 494+
    • 1947* Jimmy Demaret 69.90
    • 1948 Ben Hogan 69.30
    • 1949 Sam Snead 69.37
    • 1950 Sam Snead 69.23
    • 1951 Lloyd Mangrum 70.05
    • 1952 Jack Burke 70.54
    • 1953 Lloyd Mangrum 70.22
    • 1954 E.J. Harrison 70.41
    • 1955 Sam Snead 69.86
    • 1956 Cary Middlecoff 70.35
    • 1957 Dow Finsterwald 70.30
    • 1958 Bob Rosburg 70.11
    • 1959 Art Wall 70.35
    • 1960 Billy Casper 69.95
    • 1961 Arnold Palmer 69.85
    • 1962 Arnold Palmer 70.27
    • 1963 Billy Casper 70.58
    • 1964 Arnold Palmer 70.01
    • 1965 Billy Casper 70.85
    • 1966 Billy Casper 70.27
    • 1967 Arnold Palmer 70.18
    • 1968 Billy Casper 69.82
    • 1969 Dave Hill 70.34
    • 1970 Lee Trevino 70.64
    • 1971 Lee Trevino 70.27
    • 1972 Lee Trevino 70.89
    • 1973 Bruce Crampton 70.57
    • 1974 Lee Trevino 70.53
    • 1975 Bruce Crampton 70.51
    • 1976 Don January 70.56
    • 1977 Tom Watson 70.32
    • 1978 Tom Watson 70.16
    • 1979 Tom Watson 70.27
    • 1980 Lee Trevino 69.73
    • 1981 Tom Kite 69.80
    • 1982 Tom Kite 70.21
    • 1983 Raymond Floyd 70.61
    • 1984 Calvin Peete 70.56
    • 1985 Don Pooley 70.36
    • 1986 Scott Hoch 70.08
    • 1987 Dan Pohl 70.25
    • 1988 Chip Beck 69.46
    • 1989 Greg Norman 69.49
    • 1990 Greg Norman 69.10
    • 1991 Fred Couples 69.59
    • 1992 Fred Couples 69.38
    • 1993 Nick Price 69.11
    • 1994 Greg Norman 68.81
    • 1995 Steve Elkington 69.62
    • 1996 Tom Lehman 69.32
    • 1997 Nick Price 68.98
    • 1998 David Duval 69.13
    • 1999 Tiger Woods 68.43
    • 2000 Tiger Woods 67.79
    • 2001 Tiger Woods 68.81
    • 2002 Tiger Woods 68.56
    • 2003 Tiger Woods 68.41
    • 2004 Vijay Singh 68.84
    • 2005 Tiger Woods 68.66
    • 2006 Jim Furyk 68.86
    • 2007 Tiger Woods 67.79
    • 2008 Sergio Garcia 69.12
    • 2009 Tiger Woods 68.05
    • 2010 Matt Kuchar 69.61
    • 2011 Luke Donald 68.86
    • 2012 Rory McIlroy 68.87
    • 2013 Tiger Woods 68.98
    • 2014 Rory McIlroy 68.83
    • 2015 Jordan Spieth 68.91
    • 2016 Dustin Johnson 69.17

Sporting News
Man of the Year

1971 Lee Trevino


Sports Illustrated

Sportsman of the Year

1960 Arnold Palmer
1964 Ken Venturi
1971 Lee Trevino
1978 Jack Nicklaus
1996 Tiger Woods
2000 Tiger Woods


Presidential Medal of Freedom

2004 Arnold Palmer
2006 Jack Nicklaus

2014 Charlie Sifford


Sports Illustrated

20th Century Sports Awards

1999 Jack Nicklaus,
Individual Sport, Men

Associated Press
Male Athlete of the Year

1932 Gene Sarazen
1944 Byron Nelson
1945 Byron Nelson
1953 Ben Hogan
1971 Lee Trevino
1997 Tiger Woods
1999 Tiger Woods
2000 Tiger Woods
2006 Tiger Woods

Associated Press
Athlete of the Decade

2000-2009 Tiger Woods


Congressional Gold Medal
2006 Byron Nelson
2009 Arnold Palmer

2015 Jack Nicklaus

Bob Jones Award
1960 Charles Evans, Jr.
1962 Horton Smith
1966 Gary Player
1968 Bob Dickson
1970 Roberto De Vicenzo
1971 Arnold Palmer
1973 Gene Littler
1974 Byron Nelson
1975 Jack Nicklaus
1976 Ben Hogan
1977 Joseph C. Dey, Jr.
1979 Tom Kite
1985 Fuzzy Zoeller
1987 Tom Watson
1989 Chi Chi Rodriguez
1991 Ben Crenshaw
1992 Gene Sarazen
2004 Jack Burke, Jr.
2005 Nick Price
2006 Jay Haas

2013 Davis Love III
2014 Payne Stewart