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Players of the Year on PGA Tour

Yearly Winners of the Player of the Year Award

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PGA Tour Player of the Year

Tom Watson was a six-time winner of the PGA Player of the Year award.

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The PGA Player of the Year Award was first bestowed in 1948. Beginning in 1990, two different Player of the Year awards have been named. One is given by the PGA of America, the other is given by the PGA Tour. Both awards are listed below, along with an explanation of how the award winner is chosen.

PGA Tour Player of the Year
Beginning in 1990, the PGA Tour began handing out its own award. This award is based on a vote by PGA Tour members. The winner receives the Jack Nicklaus Trophy.

2013 - Tiger Woods
2012 - Rory McIlroy
2011 - Luke Donald
2010 - Jim Furyk
2009 - Tiger Woods
2008 - Padraig Harrington
2007 - Tiger Woods
2006 - Tiger Woods
2005 - Tiger Woods
2004 - Vijay Singh
2003 - Tiger Woods
2002 - Tiger Woods
2001 - Tiger Woods
2000 - Tiger Woods
1999 - Tiger Woods
1998 - Mark O'Meara
1997 - Tiger Woods
1996 - Tom Lehman
1995 - Greg Norman
1994 - Nick Price
1993 - Nick Price
1992 - Fred Couples
1991 - Fred Couples
1990 - Wayne Levi

PGA Player of the Year
The award given by the PGA of America has been based on a points system since 1982, with points awarded for accomplishments throughout the year (wins, top 10 finishes, bonus for wins in majors, plus the player's standing on the money list and scoring average).

2013 - Tiger Woods
2012 - Rory McIlroy
2011 - Luke Donald
2010 - Jim Furyk
2009 - Tiger Woods
2008 - Padraig Harrington
2007 - Tiger Woods
2006 - Tiger Woods
2005 - Tiger Woods
2004 - Vijay Singh
2003 - Tiger Woods
2002 - Tiger Woods
2001 - Tiger Woods
2000 - Tiger Woods
1999 - Tiger Woods
1998 - Mark O'Meara
1997 - Tiger Woods
1996 - Tom Lehman
1995 - Greg Norman
1994 - Nick Price
1993 - Nick Price
1992 - Fred Couples
1991 - Corey Pavin
1990 - 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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