Furyk earns PGA Tour Player of the Year honors


PGA TourTHOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Jim Furyk has been voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the first time on the strength of his three victories and capturing the FedEx Cup.

Furyk, who had gone more than two years without winning, ended his long drought at the Transitions Championship. He also won The Heritage at Hilton Head, then capped off his big year by winning the Tour Championship.

It’s the second straight year that the PGA Tour Player of the Year did not win a major. Tiger Woods did it last year and in 2003. Also on the ballot were Matt Kuchar, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Ernie Els. The Tour does not release vote totals from the players.

It was the second major award for Furyk. He also won the Vardon Trophy in 2006 when Woods did not play the required number of rounds.