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Tiger Woods wins Vardon Trophy again

Tiger Woods wrapped up his second straight Vardon Trophy for low stroke average and set two records in the process.

Woods posted a record 67.79 adjusted stroke average, breaking his 1999 record of 68.43, the PGA of America announced today. Woods also finished with an actual scoring average of 68.17, surpassing Byron Nelson's 68.33 average from 1945 season. Nelson was not awarded the Vardon Trophy that year due to World War II. Sam Snead's 69.23 stroke average in 1950, aseasonin whichhewon11events,hadremainedthe lowest official stroke average until now.

 

Tiger Woods claimed the Vardon Trophy for the second straight year. Allsport.

Phil Mickelson was runner-up in the Vardon Trophy standings with a 69.25 adjusted average, and Ernie Els finished third at 69.31. Woods captured his third PGA Player of the Year Award following the PGA Championship in August. He previously won the 1997 and 1999 awards.

Woods is the ninth player in history to win both season-ending awards in the same year. Tom Watson performed the feat three times (1977-79).

The Vardon Trophy is named for famed British golfer Harry Vardon. It is awarded annually to the touring professional withthe lowest adjusted scoring average in PGA Tour events. It is based on a minimum of 60 rounds, with no incomplete rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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