Tiger Woods wins PGA Tour Player of the Year after five-win season in America

Last Updated: 27/09/13 3:58pm

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World number one Tiger Woods has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year for a record 11th time.

Despite not adding to his tally of 14 majors in 2013, Woods enjoyed an excellent time on the PGA Tour with five victories from the 16 events he started.

Last 10 winners

2012 Rory McIlroy
2011 Luke Donald
2010 Jim Furyk
2009 Tiger Woods
2008 Padraig Harrington
2007 Tiger Woods
2006 Tiger Woods
2005 Tiger Woods
2004 Vijay Singh
2003 Tiger Woods

Those wins - at the Farmers Insurance Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, WGC-Cadillac Championship, Players Championship and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational - were enough to give Woods the nod over major winners Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson as well as FedEx Cup champion Henrik Stenson.

The PGA Tour Rookie of the Year was won by Jordan Spieth.

The 20-year-old American capped a hugely promising season, which saw him win the John Deere Classic in July and amass nearly $4m in earnings, by finishing runner-up in the season-ending Tour Championship.

Spieth became the first player since Woods in 1996 to begin the season with no status on any tour and advance all the way to the Tour Championship.

Pretty good year

Woods said: "I had a number of chances to win some tournaments. I won five, which is, I think, a pretty good year. I've done that a few times over the course of my career.

"I wish I would have been a little more consistent in some of the events, but overall, at the end of the day, to add to the win total for the year, it's always a good thing.

Woods failed to add to his total of 14 major titles this year - his last win coming in the 2008 US Open - and admitted getting closer to Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 is one of his biggest targets for 2014.

"I think the same (goal) for me as Jordan was saying is to do a little bit better in major championships," the 37-year-old added. "I've put myself there with a chance on the back nine on two of them, and wish I could have done it on all four.

"But the same goal each and every year is to win at every event I tee it up in. That doesn't change. That's been my goal since I turned pro back in '96. I've had a decent winning percentage, but sure would like to improve on that."

"I had a number of chances to win some tournaments. I won five, which is, I think, a pretty good year."
Tiger Woods

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement: "Tiger's five wins came against some of the strongest fields in golf including the Players and two World Golf Championships while Jordan's rookie season was historic in terms of his accomplishments for a player just 20 years old.

"The member vote reflects the respect their peers have for both players."

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