Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Player of the Year....

Tiger Woods, what can i say...:) He is the man...:)


Highs and lows for Woods as leading money-winner, best scoring average

Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for the third straight time, and ninth in 11 years, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem announced Tuesday.

"To earn the respect of your peers is the highest honor you can receive," Finchem said. "These players all demonstrated remarkable skill and dedication to their craft this past season and we congratulate them on their selections."

Tiger Woods won seven events in 2007, including a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship in Tulsa, Okla., his 13th career major title.

Woods, 31, won seven times in 2007, including the PGA Championship, his 13th major championship title, and captured the inaugural FedExCup. In addition, his season was highlighted by wins in two World Golf Championships events, and he closed by winning two of the four events in the first-ever PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and four of his final five starts overall.

"I had a great chance to win three of the four majors this year," Woods said. "I finished second in two of them. I was just a few shots away from basically doing what I did in 2000. What did I finish, second to Phil? And then the two major championships. If I get those done, get those squared away, people would probably be comparing it to 2000, if not better."

Off the course, he welcomed the birth of his first child, a daughter named Sam Alexis, now almost six months old. He left the clubs in the bag for seven weeks, and only recently returned to the range, to get ready to host the ninth annual Target World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., this week. Sam Woods has been accompanying him to the driving range in recent days, according to a report by Bloomberg News. "She kind of shakes every time I hit a shot," Woods said. "Like, she gets excited. This could be good."

Woods also collected the Arnold Palmer Award for the eighth time as the leading money-winner, earning $10,867,052 -- the second-highest total in Tour history. Woods took home his eighth Byron Nelson Trophy for leading the PGA Tour in scoring average; his 67.79 average equaled the lowest average in Tour history.

Phil Mickelson was the only other nominee for Player of the Year honors on the PGA Tour after he completed his season with three victories, including The Players Championship title.

Among other awards announced:

Brandt Snedeker, who won the Wyndham Championship and finished 20th on the FedExCup points list, was selected as the PGA TOUR's Rookie of the Year. He had six top-10 finishes and collected $2,836,643 -- the third-highest rookie total ever.

The PGA TOUR's Comeback Player of the Year Award went to Steve Stricker for the second consecutive season. Stricker finished second in the FedExCup race and had nine top-10 finishes, the second-highest total of his career. His victory at The Barclays, the first PGA TOUR Playoff event, ended a victory drought that dated back to the 2001 season.

Jay Haas was voted as the Player of the Year on the Champions Tour for the second consecutive season, with four victories among 18 top-10 finishes in 27 starts.

Nick Flanagan, a native of Australia, became the first international player in the 18-year history of the Nationwide Tour to earn top honors. He won three times in only 17 starts to earn an automatic promotion to the PGA TOUR. Despite playing the last several months of the season on the PGA TOUR, Flanagan still finished third on the Nationwide Tour money list with $369,951.


= FLoReNcE = said...

Yes...he's the man of the year!!!!

Nightwing said...

Hi Florence..

U also a fan of Tiger Woods...:)

Stef said...

I love Tiger Wood!!! he is sooo good looking! Awww...

:d Hello NIGHTWING! ;)

Nightwing said...

Helo Stef,

Ah...also a fan of Tiger...:)

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