With a whopping 93.6 percent of the vote, the Golf Writers Association of America selected Dustin Johnson as PGA Tour Player of the Year. Germany’s Bernhard Langer took home the same honors for the Senior “Champions” Tour, while Sei Young Kim won the award for the LPGA. It was DJ’s second POY award. The ballot also included Bryson DeChambeau and Spain’s Jon Rahm.
Johnson won four times in 2020, including a five shot romp at the Coronavirus-delayed Masters contested last November. The GWAA wrote:
“He missed several weeks in the fall after being diagnosed with COVID, but came back from that to finish second at the Houston Open and follow that with his Masters win. In addition, he went on a run starting in June when he won the Travelers Championship, then finished tied for second at the PGA, won the Northern Trust by 11 strokes, finished second at the BMW Championship and won the TOUR Championship. He won his first FedEx Cup and had eight top 3 finishes
‘It’s a great honor to again be voted as the Golf Writers Association Player of the Year,’ said Johnson. ‘I appreciate my many friends in the media and their recognition of my performance. This means a lot to me.'”
Langer won his sixth Champions Tour Player of the Year Award, and became the oldest player to make the cut in the Masters at age 63. He won the Masters in 1985 and 1993.[Author’s Note: Full disclosure – Your Author cast his vote for Johnson.]