Only four players have been named PGA Tour Player of the Year over the last decade. On Monday, Jim Furyk was added to the list thanks to his three victories and runner-up finish on the money list. When you think about it, four different players over the last ten years is pretty special, but with a guy by the name of Tiger Woods winning seven of the last ten, it doesn’t seem so special. Vijay Singh took home the honor in 2004 and Padraig Harrington won the trophy in 2008. But other than that, Tiger Woods and now Jim Furyk are the only other two winners of the Player of the Year honors.
Furyk beat out Matt Kuchar and and Steve Stricker to win his first ever POY honor. Matt Kuchar was close behind him for second place. Kuchar finished atop the money list and won the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average. The two Ryder Cup teammates had great years and I just hope Kuchar stays around to play good golf.
Congrats to Jim Furyk. He deserves it and is truly one of the great guys on the PGA Tour.