Player of the Year Debate Heats Up

With the FedEx Cup and Tour Championship decided and behind us, the Presidents Cup is all that remains for most of the world's best players.

Yes, the Fall Series begins this weekend at the Open in San Jose California with Tiger Woods making yet another return to the links.

However, there is one award left to give out for the 2011 PGA Tour season -- The Player of the Year.

This debate has begun to heat up since the FedEx Cup was decided. Who is the most deserving player from the 2011 season?

Obviously, the two players that are garnishing the most attention are Keegan Bradley and Luke Donald.

There are arguments being made for both players after they had very successful seasons.

Bradley of course won the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club in come from behind fashion over Jason Dufner in a playoff.

The PGA Tour rookie also had another victory earlier in the year at the HP Byron Nelson.

18 cuts made in 28 events with two wins, four top-10's and 12 top-25's. A very good rookie season by far.

Then there is world No. 1 Luke Donald.

Donald's consistency in 2011 was extraordinary to say the least.

While Donald did not win a major this season, he did have one victory at the WGC-Accenture Match Play, 13 top-10's and 15 top-25's.

He was seemingly in the mix each and every week he teed it up in 2011, missing only two cuts in the 18 events he played.

Now of course you can poll a dozen people on this topic and you will most likely receive a dozen different answers why either one of these players should be selected as Player of the Year.

Does a major trump consistency or does the steady play and top finishes earn you the award?


  1. Tough not to give it to Luke Donlad this year. He has been so steady all year globally that he is well deserving of his #1 ranking and in my opinion the POY award as well.

    Bradley did win a major but if he had not, he only has his 1 win and his year really was not as good as Donald's was.

    Tough call though.

  2. You are very right there Chad. It will be tough for the voters to not go with Donald.

    Too good this season week in and week out globally as well. I know it's a PGA Tour award but he made a very strong case for himself.