Scottie Scheffler named 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year

Scheffler is named Player of the Year by his PGA Tour peers

Scheffler wins the Jack Nicklaus Award for Player of the Year.

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Scottie Scheffler has been named the 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year after a memorable year that saw him becoming world number one and win his first major.

The American enjoyed a dream year, ending a drought in search of his first PGA Tour victory, reaching the World No. 1 status and being crowned Masters champion at Augusta.

He won four times in the 2021/22 season, was runner-up to Rory McIlroy in the season-ending Tour Championship and was the clear choice for Player of the Year among his fellow professionals, who vote for the winner.

He took the title ahead of McIlroy and The Open Championship winner and now LIV Golf member Cameron Smith, who were the other two nominees for the Jack Nicklaus Award.

It was Scheffler’s third in end of year award in four years having also been named Player of the Year on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019 and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2020, when receiving the Arnold Palmer Award

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Scottie Scheffler Player of the Year Award Reaction

“That’s pretty cool,” Scheffler said. “I don’t have much to say. I definitely was not expecting that. But it means a lot to me.”

In a news release, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan added: “On behalf of the PGA Tour, congratulations to Scottie on his remarkable season and his unprecedented achievements.

“Undoubtably, one of the highest compliments a player can receive is the endorsement from his peers, and the fact that Scottie’s season was both dominant and consistent spoke volumes to the membership.

“And as gratifying as it has been to see his development on the course over the last several years, we are equally thankful that Scottie has embraced the role as an ambassador of the PGA Tour and the game of golf.

“With young stars like Scottie leading the way, the PGA Tour is in great hands for many years to come.”

Scottie Scheffler 2021/22 Season Results

Scheffler won four times in the 2021/22 season, more than any other player on the PGA Tour.

He finally ended his wait for a victory when landing the title at the Phoenix Open and followed it by triumphing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.

His biggest win came when landing his first major with victory in the 2022 Masters at Augusta, making it four wins in six starts in the process.

He managed 11 top-10 finishes in 25 starts, including runner-up finishes at the Houston Open, Charles Schwab Challenge, the US Open and the Tour Championship.