• DJ named PGA Tour Player of the Year

    Dustin Johnson
    Dustin Johnson

    World No 1 and the new FedEx Cup champion, Dustin Johnson, has rather unsurprisingly been voted 2020 PGA Tour Player of the Year.

    The American won three times on Tour this past season, which culminated in a very first FedEx Cup crown after victory at the Tour Championship a little more than a week ago.

    Johnson, who is currently preparing for the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club, also took over top spot on the Official World Golf Rankings and will be eager to add a second Major crown to his cabinet to build on his recent success.

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    ‘On behalf of the PGA TOUR, my congratulations to Dustin Johnson on being voted the 2020 PGA TOUR Player of the Year by his peers, the ultimate compliment a player can receive,’ said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan.

    ‘Dustin made it known throughout the season that the FedExCup was a priority and his performances in the FedExCup playoffs were nothing short of spectacular with two wins and a playoff runner-up at the BMW Championship. His demeanour and athleticism on the course make it look very easy, but behind the scenes, he’s worked incredibly hard coming back from injury and his 2019-20 season speaks for itself in further bolstering his World Golf Hall of Fame resume.’

    The 24-year-old Scottie Scheffler, who on Monday had to withdraw from this week’s second Major after testing positive for Covid-19, was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for 2020.

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    Scheffler finished fifth in the FedEx Cup and recorded six top-five finishes across the season, with a T4 at the PGA Championship last month one of the highlights of his year.

    ‘Our congratulations to Scottie Scheffler on a standout rookie season that saw him excel when it mattered most, in the FedExCup Playoffs,’ added Monahan.

    ‘To follow up Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year with being voted PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year by the PGA TOUR membership is an extraordinary achievement and speaks to Scottie’s dedication and work ethic. I’m certain Mr Palmer would be thrilled with all of the young talent we have on TOUR and how they are conducting themselves, with Scottie leading the way in 2020.’

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