Furyk named PGA Player of the Year

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL - On the strength of his three PGA Tour victories, Jim Furyk captured the Player of the Year award given by the PGA of America.

His Ryder Cup teammate, Matt Kuchar, won the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average by just .05 strokes over Steve Stricker.

Furyk collected his first victory in March at the Transitions Championship. Four weeks later, he claimed the Verizon Heritage before wrapping up the season with a win at the Tour Championship.

The 40-year-old Furyk earned 60 points, 30 of which came from his three wins, and finished 10 points ahead of Kuchar and Stricker.

Kuchar's adjusted scoring average for his 97 rounds was 69.61. He enjoyed a breakout season in which he topped the PGA Tour money list thanks in part to a victory and 11 top-10 finishes in 26 starts.


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