Wednesday, October 12

Who Is Your 2011 Player of the Year?

THE PGA TOUR HAS IDENTIFIED five candidates for 2011 Player of the Year. Here they are in alphabetical order:

1. Keegan Bradley
Wins: HP Byron Nelson Championship, PGA Championship
Comment: Leading candidate for PGA Tour Rookie of the Year

2. Luke Donald
Wins: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship
Comment: Ranked No. 1 in the world

3. Bill Haas
Wins: Tour Championship
Comment: FedEx Cup winner

4. Webb Simpson
Wins: Wyndham Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship
Comment: Finished second in FedEx Cup

5. Nick Watney
Wins: WGC-Cadillac Championship, AT&T National
Comment: FedExCup points leader during regular season

This is tough. I would probably go with Keegan Bradley or Bill Haas. I’ll say Bradley. Yes, I’m giving a lot of weight to the major. I bet the other four players would trade any of their 2011 accomplishments for that PGA Championship.

PGA Tour players will cast their votes and the winner will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy.

−The Armchair Golfer


Russel Smith said...

For me, I'm placing my money on Luke Donald. Aside from being ranked # 1, he also has a chance of doing something quite historic which is to pick up the money title on the PGA and European Tours.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Luke has had a great year, no doubt. I hadn't thought about the possibility of him winning the money titles on both major tours.