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Golf: McIlroy, Woods head Player of Year ballot

Published on Nov 13, 2012 6:02 AM
19 year-old Matteo Manassero of Italy is declared winner after beating Oosthuizen on the third playoff hole to win the Barclays Singapore Open golf tournament at the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AFP) - Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were among five players nominated on Monday for the PGA Tour player of the year award that will be voted on by their peers.

Northern Ireland star McIlroy is the clear favourite after leading the tour with four wins, including an eight-shot victory at the PGA Championship.

He also won the Vardon Trophy and the United States (US) money title. The world number one also claimed the European money title, joining Luke Donald as the only players to top the earnings list in both Europe and the US.

Woods captured three US PGA Tour titles this year. Also on the ballot are FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker, Masters champion Bubba Watson and Jason Dufner.

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