Furyk wins his first PGA Player of Year award
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Jim Furyk, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour in 2010, was named the Player of the Year by the PGA of America.
Furyk collected 60 points to top Ryder Cup teammates Matt Kuchar and Steve Stricker, both of whom had 50 points. Ernie Els (46) and Phil Mickelson (42) rounded out the top 5.
Furyk earned 30 points for victories at the Transitions Championship, Verizon Heritage and Tour Championship; 18 for finishing second on the PGA Tour money list; and 12 for finishing fifth (69.83) in adjusted scoring average.
Kuchar, who topped the money list with $4,910,977, held on to a slim lead over the past month to capture his first Vardon Trophy in the tighest race in years. He completed 97 rounds, posting a 69.61 adjusting scoring average, which was .05 lower than Stricker (69.66). Paul Casey and Retief Goosen shared third at 69.72.
Information from the PGA of America was used in this report.