2022 PGA TOUR Player of the Year: Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler earned 2022 PGA Tour Player of the Year honors and is the first player to win Korn Ferry Tour player of the year, PGA Tour rookie of the year and PGA Tour player of the year.

ORLANDO, Florida – The PGA TOUR has announced that Scottie Scheffler has been named the 2022 Player of the Year as voted by the TOUR’s membership for the 2021 wrap-around season, Scheffler, the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, led the PGA Tour with four victories including his first major championship title at the Masters Tournament.

Scheffler, who spent four years on the men’s golf team at the University of Texas, received the Jack Nicklaus Award for winning PGA Tour Player of the Year during an appearance on ESPN’s College Game Day before the Longhorns football team hosted No. 1 Alabama in Austin. In receiving 89% of the votes, he was selected for the honor over the other two nominees: Rory McIlroy and Cameron Smith.

“The PGA Tour congratulations Scottie Scheffler on his remarkable season and his unprecedented accomplishments,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan. “Undoubtedly, 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 these last three years, we are equally thankful that Scottie has embraced his 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 good hands for many years to come.

Scheffler’s four victories came at the WM Phoenix Open, Arnold Palmer Invitational, World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, and the Masters. He collected all four in the span of 6 starts. Scheffler totaled 11 top 10 finishes in 25 starts this season, including 4 runner-ups.

With $14,046,910 in official money, Scheffler earned the most in a single season in PGA Tour history, a recon previously held by fellow former Texas Longhorn Jordan Spieth. Between official money and bonus programs, Scheffler earned a total of $24,796,910 this season and held the top spot for 24 consecutive weeks.


Dave is a longtime golf writer, who was the managing editor at a regional monthly golf magazine for 11 years before becoming editor and feature writer at eSouthernGOLF six years ago. He also contributes stories to Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips, GoGolfandTravel, Traveling Golfer Canada, Ohio Golf Journal and the IAGTO. Additionally, he’s a staff writer for Georgia Golf Trail. Dave’s insight and unique perspective allows him to create interesting articles. He can be reached at davedaubert@aol.com.

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