4 Oct 2015

Spieth voted PGA Tour Player of the Year

12:38 pm on 4 October 2015

The world golf No.1, American Jordan Spieth, has been named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year after a stellar season highlighted by two major victories among his five wins.

American golfer Jordan Spieth

American golfer Jordan Spieth Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 22-year-old landed the coveted honour after clinching the first two majors of the season - the Masters and US Open - before finishing one shot out of a British Open playoff in July and being runner-up at the PGA Championship in August.

Spieth ended his campaign in triumphant style with victory at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta last week where he also clinched overall FedExCup playoff honours and the $15.5 million jackpot.

Spieth made 21 of 25 cuts on the PGA Tour, including four runner-up spots, as his earnings for the season ballooned to $34 million because of the FedExCup bonus.

He set a record for official earnings on the US circuit, his tally of $18,711,177 eclipsing the previous mark of $16,960,981 established by Fiji's Vijay Singh in 2004.

Spieth claimed Player of the Year honours over rivals Jason Day of Australia, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and fellow American Rickie Fowler in a vote of his peers.

- Reuters