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Johnson is PGA Tour Player of the Year

Dustin Johnson has been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year as voted on by the tour’s membership for the 2015-16 season.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - JULY 29:  Dustin Johnson of the United States stands under an umbrella on the tenth hole during the second round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 29, 2016 in Springfield, New Jersey.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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PGA Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events this past season were eligible to vote. The balloting process ended on October 7. Johnson, who will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for winning PGA Tour Player of the Year, was selected for the honor over Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson.

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, my congratulations to Dustin Johnson for his outstanding play on big stages during the 2015-16 season,” said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem. “His hard work on the golf course and in the gym paid off with the finest season of his career, and the member vote reflects the respect his peers have for him.”

Johnson, 32, fashioned a career-best three wins during the 2015-16 season at the U.S. Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and BMW Championship. With his record-breaking victory at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club, Johnson took over the lead in the FedExCup and ultimately finished second to Rory McIlroy in the season-long competition.

In 22 starts, Johnson had a tour-best 15 top-10 finishes with 21 made cuts. In addition to his three wins, he posted top-three finishes at the RBC Canadian Open (T2), Shell Houston Open (3) and the Memorial Tournament (3). Johnson also took home the Byron Nelson Award for Adjusted Scoring Average (69.172) and the Arnold Palmer Award as leading money-winner (US$9,365,185).

Johnson has now won at least one PGA Tour event in nine consecutive seasons dating back to his rookie season in 2008, the longest active streak on tour.


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