Woods is Player of the Year For Record 11th Time

Tiger Woods has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year for a record 11th time, having enjoyed a very good run on the PGA Tour with five victories from the 16 events.

Woods did not manage to win any majors this year, however, his good form was enough to deserve the coveted Player of the Year award.

Woods’ wins came at the Farmers Insurance Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Players Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Jordan Spieth won the PGA Rookie of the Year award.

The 20-year-old American capped a very promising season which saw him win the Deere Classic in July and amass a near fortune of $4million in earnings.

Spieth also 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.

Tiger Woods said of his record PotY victory: "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.

The 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."