Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 9/27/13

Tiger Woods was named the 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year early Friday.  His five victories and return to No. 1 in the world in 2013 were good enough to earn him the honor for the 11th time in his 18-year professional career. “It’s been an incredible year to have won five times, two of those World Golf Championships and one Players,” Woods said on a conference call Friday to ESPN. “It’s been just a fantastic year all around. It’s also an incredible feeling to be voted by your peers, and to have that type of respect is something that’s very humbling.” Woods five wins came at the  Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, the WGC-Cadillac at Doral, the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone South. Woods was also awarded the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average and was named the PGA of America’s Player of the Year for the 11th time. “I know how hard it is,” Woods said. “I’ve had to work my way back from injuries on numerous occasions throughout the years. These last couple years is no exception to that. There were a lot of people saying I could never win again, and two years later I’ve got eight wins on our tour. I’m very proud of where I’ve come from, from being ranked outside the top 50 to being ranked where I am now, and to have had the success that I’ve had this year just makes it all the more rewarding.” Jordan Spieth was voted rookie of the year.  The 20-year-old won the John Deere Classic, lost in a playoff at another event, reached the Tour Championship, was chosen for the Presidents Cup team and wound up 10th on the money list with nearly $4 million.  He jumped up to No. 21 in the World Rankings after beginning the year at No. 810. The post Tiger Woods voted PGA Tour Player of the Year appeared first on Sports Glory.

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