Golf: World No. 1 Tiger Woods named PGA Tour Player of the Year a record 11th time

Tiger Woods was named on Friday, Sept 27, 2013, as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a record 11th time, with fellow American Jordan Spieth voted rookie of the year. -- FILE PHOTO: AP
Tiger Woods was named on Friday, Sept 27, 2013, as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a record 11th time, with fellow American Jordan Spieth voted rookie of the year. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Tiger Woods was named on Friday as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a record 11th time, with fellow-American Jordan Spieth voted rookie of the year.

Both awards were determined by members, with PGA Tour members who played in at least 12 official money events in 2013 eligible to vote.

"Tiger's five wins came against some of the strongest fields in golf including the Players and two World Golf Championships while Jordan's rookie season was historic in terms of his accomplishments for a player just 20 years old," said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem in a statement.

"The member vote reflects the respect their peers have for both players."