Woods, Spieth among PGA Tour award nominees
Monday, September 23, 2013
Henrik Stenson's victory at the Tour Championship ended the race for the FedEx Cup with Stenson taking home the $10 million prize.
But two more races are still yet to be decided: Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
And we now know the finalists, as the PGA Tour announced the nominees for each award on Monday.
Stenson is joined by Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar in the race for Player of the Year. As for Rookie of the Year, Jordan Spieth is one of four finalists with Derek Ernst, Russell Henley and David Lingmerth being the other three.
Here is a closer look at the nominees:
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Player of the Year
• Matt Kuchar
Won the WGC-Accenture Match Play and the Memorial Tournament to go along with six other top-10 finishes in 23 starts. He finished sixth in the FedEx Cup and third on the money list.
• Phil Mickelson
Mickelson also won twice this season, recording victories at the Phoenix Open and Open Championship. In total, he notched seven top-10 finishes in 21 starts, finishing ninth in the FedEx Cup and fourth on the money list. He also shot 60 in the first round of the Phoenix Open.
• Adam Scott
Scott posted his first major victory at the Masters and later added a win at the Barclays. He had four other top 10s, and finished fourth in the FedEx Cup and sixth on the money list.
• Henrik Stenson
In addition to winning both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, Stenson also notched a victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He had eight top-10 finishes in 18 starts and finished second on the money list.
• Tiger Woods
Woods won five times in 16 events this season, including the Players Championship. He had three other top-10 finishes, was second in the FedEx Cup standings and finished first on the money list.
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Rookie of the Year
• Derek Ernst
Ernst won the Wells Fargo Championship, finished No. 93 in the FedEx Cup standings and was 66th on the money list.
• Russell Henley
Won the Sony Open, one of three top-10 finishes this season. He finished 44th in the FedEx Cup standings and 33rd on the money list.
• David Lingmerth
Lingmerth had two runner-up finishes in 23 starts, including at the Players Championship. He finished 75th in the FedEx Cup standings and 46th on the money list.
• Jordan Spieth
After starting the year with no Tour status, Spieth played in 23 events. He won the John Deere Classic, becoming the youngest player (19 years, 11 months, 18 days) to win a Tour event since 1931. He finished seventh in the FedEx Cup standings and 10th on the money list. His nine top-10 finishes tied for the most on Tour. He also was selected to the U.S. Presidents Cup team.