For the first seven months of the year, Jordan Spieth was the face of sports, not just golf. He became only the sixth golfer to win both the Masters and U.S. Open in the same yea, and made a valiant run at the Open Championship, (at St. Andrews no less…), only to fall one shot shy of the 3-way playoff eventually won by Zach Johnson.
Jason Day made it a race by catching fire in late summer, winning five times, including an all-time record-shattering romp at the US PGA, where he dismembered supposedly difficult Whistling Straits.
Still, Spieth had one final run in him, and with his securing the FedEx Cup and the bloated 10 million in prize money, Jordan put paid to all the talk that maybe Day stole the PoY honors with his late surge.
[Editor’s Note: In the interests of transparency, we here at AWITP publish our Player of the Year vote every year.]
2014 Rory McIlroy
2013 Adam Scott
2012 Rory McIlroy
2011 Webb Simpson
2010 Graeme McDowell
2009 Geoff Ogilvy
2008 Padraig Harrington
2007 Zach Johnson