Dustin Johnson bags PGA Tour Player of the year 2020
The heartthrob of golf lovers, Dustin Johnson bags another honor in his bag of achievement by winning the PGA Tour Player of the year 2019-20.
The mighty man from America was voted as the Tour’s player of the year in a vote by Tour players.
After a dud first half of season, Johnson turned the table quite impressively and clinched the Travelers Championship after the PGA Tour restarted, finished runner-up at the PGA Championship, and then won two of three FedEx Cup Playoff events.
The man with a golden arm won the Northern Trust with a 72-hole total of 30-under 254 and by 11 strokes, the largest margin of victory on TOUR since 2006, the reason why we referred him as a man with a golden arm.
With this victory, he moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup and back to World No. 1 for the first time since May 2019. The great Johnson collects nearly $20 million over the last month of the season.
Johnson posted his fourth season with at least three victories and now has 23 Tour titles, 27th on the all-time list, and had finished the season ranked No. 1.
Previously he won the PGA Tour's Player of the Year in 2016, and with this year honor, he now becomes the second player in a row to win the player of the year award without having won a major. Last year Rory McIlroy did this after winning The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup.
Scottie Scheffler, who finished fifth in the FedEx Cup last week, was voted rookie of the year. He had seven top-10 finishes in 23 starts. He was also tied for fourth at the Northern Trust, and was tied for second at the BMW Championship, and also shot 59 in the second round of the Northern Trust.
Johnson is the hot favorite contender for the upcoming U.S. Open, while unfortunately, Scheffler had to withdraw from the tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.