Stanford's Rodgers wins 2014 Haskins Award
After a junior season at Stanford during which he tied Tiger Woods' school record for individual victories, Patrick Rodgers was named the winner of the 2014 Haskins Award presented by Stifel, it was announced Monday by the Fred Haskins Commission.
Rodgers, the Pac-12 player of the year and three-time All-American, won six times as a junior, moving his career total to 11 to equal Woods' mark. He tied for 15th at this year's NCAA Championship in Hutchinson, Kan., and helped the Cardinal to the semifinals of match play in what would be his final collegiate event – Rodgers announced in March that he planned to turn pro following his junior year.
He will make his pro debut at the Travelers Championship June 19-22 in Cromwell, Conn.
“Patrick Rodgers is the best amateur golfer in the world and he certainly deserves a place in history," said J. Madden Hatcher, chairman of the Fred Haskins Commission. "We are proud to honor him, his family and his university with an award that represents the principles, values and traditions of this wonderful game. His resume speaks for itself and it helped him emerge from a very talented cadre of college golfers this year."
Rodgers, who finished the season as the top-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, will be presented with the award during a special reception July 1 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. He will also receive a sponsor exemption to play in the Greenbrier Classic July 3-6 at Old White TPC.
Since Texas' Ben Crenshaw won three straight beginning in 1971, the Haskins Award has gone to college golf's most outstanding male golfer as voted upon by players, coaches and members of the golf media. Arizona State's Phil Mickelson is the only other three-time winner (1990-92) while Tiger Woods (Stanford, 1996), Matt Kuchar (Georgia Tech, 1998), Graeme McDowell (UAB, 2002) and Hunter Mahan (Oklahoma State, 2003) are also former honorees.
Here is a full list of past Haskins Award winners:
- Ben Crenshaw, Texas, 1971-73
- Curtis Strange, Wake Forest, 1974
- Jay Haas, Wake Forest, 1975
- Phil Hancock, Florida, 1976
- Scott Simpson, Southern Cal, 1977
- Lindy Miller, Oklahoma State, 1978
- Bobby Clampett, BYU, 1979-80
- Bob Tway, Oklahoma State, 1981
- Willie Wood, Oklahoma State, 1982
- Brad Faxon, Furman, 1983
- John Inman, North Carolina, 1984
- Sam Randolph, Southern Cal, 1985
- Scott Verplank, Oklahoma State, 1986
- Billy Mayfair, Arizona State, 1987
- Bob Estes, Texas, 1988
- Robert Gamez, Arizona, 1989
- Phil Mickelson, Arizona State, 1990-92
- David Duval, Georgia Tech, 1993
- Justin Leonard, Texas, 1994
- Stewart Cink, Georgia Tech, 1995
- Tiger Woods, Stanford, 1996
- Brad Elder, Texas, 1997
- Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech, 1998
- Luke Donald, Northwestern, 1999
- Charles Howell III, Oklahoma State, 2000
- Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech, 2001
- Graeme McDowell, UAB, 2002
- Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma State, 2003
- Bill Haas, Wake Forest, 2004
- Ryan Moore, UNLV, 2005
- Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State, 2006
- Jamie Lovemark, Southern Cal, 2007
- Kevin Chappell, UCLA, 2008
- Matt Hill, N.C. State, 2009
- Russell Henley, Georgia, 2010
- Patrick Cantlay, UCLA, 2011
- Justin Thomas, Alabama, 2012
- Michael Kim, California, 2013