McIlroy voted PGA Tour Player of the Year

Published On December 6, 2012 | By Annie Maroon

In one of the easiest decisions in pro sports this year, Rory McIlroy was chosen as the PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday. The 23-year-old was the youngest golfer to win the award since Tiger Woods in 1998.

McIlroy had four major wins on tour this year, including a decisive one at the PGA Championship. His other victories came at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the Honda Classic and the BMW Championship.

McIlroy also finished in the top 10 in 10 different tournaments. One of the few disappointments for him this year was that he couldn’t take home a Masters win, but he still finished this year ranked No. 1 in the world and won the money title.

”What would be a success next season compared to this one? I guess it’s just trying to become a better golfer, maybe add more variety to my game,” McIlroy said. ”But you know, we’re judged on wins, ultimately. … I won my first major in ’11, I backed it up this season with another one, and I’d love to go into ’13 with that same goal of trying to win another major.”

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