Dustin Johnson called PGA Tour’s Player of the Year


Dustin Johnson, on the heels of his very first FedEx Cup success last week, has been named the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year on Monday.

Johnson was voted the receiver of this tour’s Jack Nicklaus Award, while Scottie Scheffler obtained the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year.

The awards are voted on by tour members.

Johnson had three regular-season wins, tied to the most about the tour this year, and two in the FedExCup match. He completed the season ranked No. 1.

Johnson was also named the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year 2016.

The information of Scheffler’s award came a day after he retreated from the U.S. Open since he tested positive for COVID-19. The United States Golf Association stated Sunday the Scheffler was asymptomatic and in the home in Dallas.

Scheffler finished fifth at the FedEx Cup and was on a good streak of late. He tied for fourth in the PGA Championship, tied for fourth in the Northern Trust, tied for second in the BMW Championship and had the second-lowest 72-gap score a week in the Tour Championship. He’s rated No. 28.

Scheffler was the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year.

ESPN’s Bob Harig contributed to the report.


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