Found October 24, 2011 on New York Times Sports:
Luke Donald and Webb Simpson have made strong cases for the honor, but Keegan Bradley is another possibility.

Luke Donald Is Kinda Getting Screwed

The 2011 Player of the Year was a toss-up for most of the season. Well, until Luke Donald reeled off six birdies on the back nine at Disney a week ago, claiming his second PGA Tour win of the year, the money title, and basically the Player of the Year. Or so he thought. For some weird reason, the PGA Tour decided to postpone the Player of the Year voting until after the HSBC Champions...

Donald makes his closing argument

Five things you need to know from a frantic final round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, the last full-field event of the season on the PGA Tour: 1. King Luke: Luke Donald was four shots back of the lead when he made the turn Sunday at Disney. Then he went on an epic back-nine run. He made six consecutive birdies on the Magnolia Course to seize control of...

Luke Donald left miffed after PGA Tour moves POY finish line

Luke Donald thought he had the PGA Tour's top-player award wrapped following an incredible Sunday charge at Disney that saw him come from behind to capture the tournament title and season-long money list in one of the best final round performances of the year. Based on the season Donald just had, you couldn't blame the guy if he voted for himself when the PGA Tour handed...

A different ballot for the PGA Tour (AP)

The PGA Tour was going to send its postseason awards ballot to the players on Tuesday until realizing the World Golf Championship in Shanghai counts as official if a PGA Tour member wins. So it will wait until after the HSBC Champions next week. On a slow news day, this became a controversy, and in some corners a conspiracy against Luke Donald.
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