Luke Donald Wins PGA Tour Player of The Year





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Englishman Luke Donald who won the money title both on the US and European tours in the same year was named PGA Player of the Year award by a vote of fellow US PGA golfers.

Donald is the first Briton to claim this award. The Englishman earned the US PGA title after winning the last PGA tournament of the season, the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.

And last week, Donald, 34 won the European Tour money list with €5.323 million after finishing third at the Dubai World Championship.

And, to top it off, the lucky Briton was voted PGA Player of the Year by his peers and also earned the Vardon Award for the lowest scoring average on the PGA tour.

Though Donald is nothing but grateful for the spectacular season that he had, he still has to win a major. The 34-year-old had the top finish in a major as he finished 4th at the Masters.  It is only the fifth time since the award’s inception in 1990 when a golfer without a major title wins a PGA Player of the Year award.

He reaped the awards rather thanks to his consistent performance. Donald earned the World Golf Championships Match-Play title, finished in the top 10 of 14 US PGA starts and finished as a runner-up at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and Heritage tournaments.

Other golfers vying for the PGA Tour Player of The Year award included 2011 FedEx Cup winner Bill Haas, 2011 PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley, FedEx Cup runner-up Webb Simpson and AT&T National champion Nick Watney.