The Straits Times
Published on Dec 04, 2012

McIlroy wins PGA Tour's Player of the Year award


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy was named as the United States PGA Tour's Player of the Year on Tuesday, capping an outstanding season for the world's top golfer.

The 23-year-old won won four titles on the tour during the season, including the PGA Championship, to become the youngest player since Tiger Woods in 1998 to receive the Jack Nicklaus Award as Player of the Year.

John Huh, 22, was named the Rookie of the Year after becoming the youngest player in more than a decade to qualify for the Tour Championship.

The winners were decided by a vote of eligible Tour players.