Scottie Scheffler wins prestigious PGA Tour award again

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epa10893910 US team's golfer Scottie Scheffler reacts during the Single matches on the last day of the 2023 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Marco Simone Golf Club in Guidonia, near Rome, Italy, 01 October 2023. EPA/Ettrore Ferrari
  • Post published:January 4, 2024

American Scottie Scheffler made it back-to-back wins in the race to be named PGA Tour Player of the Year, the first golfer to claim the award two years in a row since Tiger Woods won three straight titles between 2005-2007.

Scheffler is the world number one and won the vote among his peers, beating Wyndham Clark, Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm to the prestigious Jack Nicklaus Award.

The 27-year-old joins Fred Couples (1991, 1992), Nick Price (1993, 1994) and Woods (1999-2003, 2005-2007), as the only players to retain the award.

He won the WM Phoenix Open and The Players Championship in 2023. In 23 starts, Scheffler had 13 top-fives and 17 top-10s. He also set a new PGA Tour record for most money earned in a season at $21 million, breaking the record of $14 million he set last season, and won the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest scoring average on Tour at 68.63.