Nominated with Rory Mcllroy and Cameron Smith for the title of best player of the season on the PGA Tour Scottie Scheffler received the most votes. The four-time winner this season is ahead of FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy and winner of The Open at St Andrews Cameron.
World No. 1 and winner of the Masters in April Scheffler received 89% of the vote and was presented with the Jack Nicklaus Awards during College GameDay ahead of the college football match between Alabama and Texas organized in Austin.
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The Texan’s incredible season kicked off in February, when the 26-year-old with a clean PGA Tour record beat Patrick Cantlay in the play-off at the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. He then followed up with success at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Bay Hill and triumphed at the WGC Match Play.
In early April Scheffler, then world No. 1, was quick to win his first major in Augusta. His green jacket he owes to no one as he was intractable for 4 laps in Georgia. In June he tied for second at the US Open with Will Zalatoris behind Matt Fitzpatrick.
His only real disappointment is undoubtedly his failure in his quest for the season’s No. 1 spot on the PGA Tour after losing at the Tour Championship, the final stage of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Scheffler who started with a comfortable lead in this tournament shot 73 on the final day and let the victory slip away, giving Rory McIlroy the vote.
The Northern Irishman became the first player to lift the FedEx Cup three times. “On behalf of the PGA Tour, congratulations to Scottie on a remarkable season and unprecedented achievement,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
“Without a doubt, one of the greatest compliments a player can receive is the approval of his peers. It is also very rewarding to have seen him progress and develop on the course over the past few years, we are also grateful that Scottie has accepted the role of ambassador for the PGA Tour and the game of golf. With young stars like Scottie, the PGA Tour is in good hands for many years to come”.