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Dustin Johnson wins PGA Tour’s player of year

Tour members vote FedEx Cup champion, a 3-time winner in 2020, as season's top player and honor Scottie Scheffler as best rookie

Named: By the PGA Tour membership, Dustin Johnson as the player of the year for the 2019-20 season, the Tour announced Monday. Johnson, 36, won the recent FedEx Cup when he claimed two of the three playoff tournaments, including the season-ending Tour Championship. For the year, he won three times, running his career victory total to 23. He is one of only four players all-time to have won in 13 consecutive seasons, joining the late Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in the accomplishment. Johnson is ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The Tour membership also voted Scottie Scheffler as the rookie of the year. Scheffler, 24, finished fifth in the FedEx Cup and was one of only two rookies to qualify for the 30-man Tour Championship. In 23 starts, he made 18 cuts, with seven top-10 results, including six top-5s. He posted the Tour’s 12th sub-60 score when he shot 59 in the second round of the Northern Trust en route to a T-4 finish. Scheffler withdrew from this week’s U.S. Open on Sunday after he tested positive for COVID-19.

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