Dustin Johnson voted PGA Tour Player of the Year


Dustin Johnson was named PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday after enjoying one of the best seasons in the past decade.

Johnson won three times this season, and they were all special. The 32-year-old American earned his first win of the campaign at the U.S. Open, his first major title. He then won his next start at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and topped it off with a FedEx Cup play-off win at the BMW Championship.

The award was voted on by Tour members who played in at least 15 events this season. The balloting process ended on October 7, which means Johnson was fresh off of adding a Ryder Cup victory to his already impressive resume.

"On behalf of the PGA Tour, my congratulations to Dustin Johnson for his outstanding play on big stages during the 2015-16 season," said PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.

"His hard work on the golf course and in the gym paid off with the finest season of his career, and the member vote reflects the respect his peers have for him."

Johnson finished the season with 15 top 10s and an impressive 11 top-five finishes. He missed only one cut.

The closest competitors behind Johnson in the balloting were Jason Day, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy (who edged Johnson at the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup) and Henrik Stenson.

Johnson, who has won at least one tournament every year since becoming a full-time member on Tour in 2008, has 12 career victories.