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Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Rory McIlroy was voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years. The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one. McIlroy hit his stride in the summer and won the British Open and the PGA Championship, with a World Golf Championship in between. Those three straight wins catapulted him to No. 1 in the world. McIlroy led the tour with 12 finishes in the top 10, and he never finished worse than 25th. McIlroy also won the PGA Tour money title with $8.2 million, and he won the Vardon Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average. He joined Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Price as the only multiple winners of the Jack Nicklaus Award since it began in 1990. “I’d like to win a lot more in my career, and I feel like I can,” McIlroy said. – AP

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