Woods Claims Third Consecutive Vardon Trophy


Tiger Woods_Serious (71x100)For the third consecutive year, Tiger Woods won the Vardon Trophy for his season-long adjusted scoring average of 68.81 on the PGA Tour.
He also won the PGA Tour money title for a third year running, as well as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year Award, as the 25-year-old golf prodigy took $5.7 million for the 2001 season.
While the year was not quite up to the standards Woods set in 2000 (when he won nine times on the PGA Tour for $9.1 million, as well as a record-setting scoring average of 68.17), he still performed to a level unmatched by anyone else in golf.
It wasnt quite as good as last year, but it was still a pretty darn good year, said Woods Sunday at the Tour Championship.
When I won 12 times around the worldits kind of hard to duplicate.
One thing Woods did duplicate this season was a long-standing record held by Tom Watson of winning both the Player of the Year and the Vardon Trophy awards for three straight years.
Watson captured both titles from '77 through '79.
Davis Love III ended second to Woods in the Vardon Trophy race for 2001, playing each of his rounds at an average of 69.06.
Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson finished second in yearly earnings with $4.4 million.
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