Sport

Justin Thomas voted Player of the Year; Xander Schauffele named top rookie

Justin Thomas voted Player of the Year; Xander Schauffele named top rookie”

After all that, it was no surprise when the tour said Wednesday that Thomas had been voted the PGA Tour player of the year.

The tour does not disclose the vote totals. Thomas will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy as player of the year, and he also captured the Arnold Palmer Trophy as the Tour's leading money victor this season ($9,921,560, and that's before his $10 million haul for winning the FedEx title).

Thomas has little time to celebrate the award or revel in his role in a runaway U.S. victory in the Presidents Cup that concluded Sunday at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey.

Old enough to be their grandpappy or not, skipper Steve Stricker's wild card pick boosted his Prez Cup record to 26-16-13 to become the winningest PC player since a certain vice captain prevailed in his 24th match in 2013.

"All wins are sweet and when you can win in your home state is really nice", Steele said. "I thought this week is a really good way to stay fresh and get some work done and the assess". "I've got plenty of time to get out there and get ready to compete".

Thomas all but locked up the award when he closed with a 66 at East Lake and was runner-up at the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup.

Long-time PGA Tour executive Charlie Zink retired following the Presidents Cup last week, after 31 years and serving under three of the four commissioners in the organization's history.

He was announced for the PGA Tour award a few days before heading to Malaysia for the CIMB Classic, where it all started. He defeated Thomas by one shot.

He also won the season-long points race, the FedExCup, and set an all-time tour record low score of 253 strokes at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January.

Thomas won his first career major in August at the PGA Championship. Zink oversaw the Tour's consolidated financial, executive board and administration; TPC and golf course properties operations; The First Tee and World Golf Hall of Fame development and operations; and Championship Management, including The Players Championship, the Presidents Cup and the Tour Championship. Thomas was another member of that class, joining Spieth in winning the FedEx Cup. He missed that by one.

Only three other players - Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth - since 1960 have won five tournaments including a major in a single season before turning 25. He was the victor of this event two years ago and placed 26 last year. He also listed a half-dozen statistical goals involving putting, scrambling, scoring average and his consistency from tee-to-green. This year, the 10 automatic spots were determined on September 4 after the second FedEx Cup playoff event - three weeks ahead of the matches. "But that shot I hit on 17 at the PGA was probably the best shot I've ever hit in my life under those circumstances".

And to think that at this time a year ago, Thomas had only one victory.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


05 October 2017
I'm scared to death my daughter's dating Scott Disick - Lionel Richie
The 68-year-old American Idol judge (yes, the show is coming back) recently opened up about his 19-year-old model daughter dating the 34-year-old reality star.

05 October 2017
Mr. Monopoly photobombs ex-Equifax CEO's hearing
Throughout most of the Senate hearing, the " Monopoly Man " could be spotted just off-screen to the right of Smith. The organizations want to raise awareness of Equifax's forced arbitration clauses in their terms of service.

05 October 2017
San Diegans Injured In Las Vegas Shooting Show Signs Of Improvement
Frost's mother, Mary Watson Moreland, said Tuesday that her daughter is on a ventilator and can not breathe on her own. In total, 59 people were killed and 527 people were injured in the shooting, the Associated Press reported.

05 October 2017
'Wonder Woman' Star Gal Gadot Breaking Through Walls On SNL Promo
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot , Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K.

05 October 2017
San Juan Mayor Wears 'Nasty' T-Shirt In TV Interview
But she had some criticism for Trump, who held a press conference when he arrived on the island. "We truly are dying here". Like a stink bug coming in from the rain, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has come crawling back into the limelight.

05 October 2017
Technical Scrutiny: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD), Intel Corporation
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc .'s insider ownership stands at 0.5 percent, while its insider transaction is -11.83 percent. Cheyne Capital Management Uk Llp bought 514,011 shares as the company's stock rose 2.27% with the market.

05 October 2017
Attentat à Marseille : L'assaillant Ahmed Hanachi, est bien tunisien, confirme la Tunisie
Le plus souvent interprétés a cappella, ces chants islamistes sont typiques de la propagande djihadiste mise en place par Daesh. Pour les enquêteurs, la découverte de ces vidéos est " troublante ": elle pourrait être le signe d'une radicalisation récente .

05 October 2017
Pixel Buds Are Google's Wireless Answer to Apple AirPods
Taking potshots at Apple iPhone, Google said that Home can search your Android device and ring it even if it is on silent mode. On the battery front, the Google Pixel 2 sports a 2700mAh battery , while the elder sibling features a 3520mAh battery .

05 October 2017
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to make joint bid for 2030 World Cup
They also did not discuss how much investment would be needed for the 48-team tournament. The host nation for the 2026 competition has yet to be decided.

05 October 2017
Peterson sees no end in sight to anthem protests
The owner of Flemington Car and Truck country has removed the dealership's ads from broadcasts for the remainder of the season. Trump's comments sparked further participation among numerous players and National Football League personnel.