Jim Furyk wins PGA Tour Player of the Year


THOUSAND OAKS, California–Jim Furyk was awarded a prize Saturday just as meaningful as that US$10 million bonus he received from winning the FedEx Cup. He was voted by his peers as the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Furyk was the favorite to win the award with his three PGA Tour victories, including the Tour Championship to capture the FedEx Cup. He was second on the money list and in scoring average to Matt Kuchar. “The year just keeps getting better is all I can say,” Furyk said. “I’m not sure I want 2010 to end at this point.” Furyk had gone more than two years without winning until his victory in the Transitions Championship in March, then won again a month later at Hilton Head. He ended the year with a par save from the bunker on the final hole at East Lake to not only win the Tour Championship, but the FedEx Cup. He previously won player of the year from the PGA of America, an award based on points. This was a vote of PGA Tour players who had to choose among Furyk, Kuchar, Masters champion Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Ernie Els.