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PGA Tour, PGA of America POY same for 22nd straight year

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For the 22nd consecutive year, the PGA Tour Player of the Year award and PGA of America Player of the Year award were won by the same player.

With his five-win campaign, Tiger Woods swept the accolades for a record 11th time, which is significant because the awards create an apparent system of checks and balances.

While the PGA Tour’s hardware is voted on by the membership, the PGA of America’s is handed out based on a points system.

There’s no saying that either method is better than the other, but the fact that they’ve mirrored each other for more than two decades should prove the legitimacy of each one.

The last time different players won the two awards was 1991, when Corey Pavin earned the PGA of America award, but Fred Couples won the PGA Tour player vote.