Split decision for Euro Player of the Year


The PGA European Tour named Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell co-Players of the Year on Tuesday, the first time the honor has been shared since it was first awarded in 1985.

Kaymer and McDowell both won majors in 2010 and starred on the European Ryder Cup team, but a panel of golf media were evenly split when the votes for Player of the Year were tallied.

Kaymer won five times on the European Tour as well as the PGA Championship and the season-long Race for Dubai, while McDowell won three times, claimed the U.S. Open and scored the winning point for the European side at Celtic Manor.

“Graeme and I had pretty much the same level of success this season in terms of the majors and on the European Tour and he deserves this recognition as much as I do,” Kaymer said in a release.