Scottie Scheffler, world number 1 and current champion of the Masters of Augusta, was chosen Player of the Year of the PGA Tour after beating the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy and the Australian Cameron Smith. The 26-year-old American won his first Grand Slam at the Masters and scored another four victories on the American circuit, more than anyone else during the 2021-22 season.
The award was voted on by fellow PGA Tour members, with Scheffler, who was also the 2020 Rookie of the Year, earning 89% of the vote.
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“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, congratulations to Scottie on his remarkable season and unprecedented accomplishments.
Without a doubt, one of the greatest accolades a player can receive is the endorsement of his teammates,” Tour Commissioner said. Jay Monahan. McIlroy also had a stellar season, winning his third FedEx Cup title, while Australian Smith won his first Grand Slam at the British before defecting to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Scott Alexander “Scottie” Scheffler (born June 21, 1996 in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. As of July 2022, he is the first place in the world golf rankings. He first achieved that spot on March 27 after winning the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship.
That win, in turn, came weeks after his first win on the PGA Tour at the WM Phoenix Open in February 2022. He then went on to win his fourth tournament of the year and his first major tournament at The Masters Tournament, 2022.
He competed in the 2021 Ryder Cup. He was born in the town of Ridgewood, in the state of New Jersey, on June 21, 1996 into a wealthy family, the son of Scott and Diane Scheffler.  He became passionate about the world of golf as a child, playing at the city’s Highland Park.
At the age of seven, he moved with his family to Dallas. He made his professional debut in 2019. With the victory of the first major in career in April 2022, the Masters tournament achieves its fourth success in its first six starts: the time frame between the four wins, of 57 days, is the shortest in the history of the PGA Tour.
He also becomes the fifth golfer to win the aforementioned No. 1 tournament in the world rankings, after Ian Woosnam (1991), Fred Couples (1992), Tiger Woods (2001 and 02) and Dustin Johnson (2020).