Scotty Scheffler (27, USA) and Lydia Ko (26, New Zealand) were named ‘Players of the Year’ last year representing the US men’s and women’s professional golf tours. 스포츠토토

The Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) said on the 11th (Korean time), “Schaeffler of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, Lydia Ko of the LPGA Tour, and Steven Alker (New Zealand) of the PGA Champions Tour were selected as Player of the Year.” revealed

Schaeffler won the Men’s Player of the Year award thanks to his four wins in the 2021-22 season. He won his first PGA Tour victory at the WM Phoenix Open in February last year when he was 26 years old, followed by the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technologies Match Play. In his first major Masters of the season in April, he wore the green jacket for the first time and won four victories in about two months.

In addition, Schaeffler was runner-up four times, including the US Open, and ranked No. 1 in the world rankings thanks to his steady performance by climbing to the top 10 as many as 11 times.

Schaeffler won 49.2% of the vote in the GWAA, defeating current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Open Open champion Cameron Smith (Australia).

“It’s been a great year,” said Schaeffler. “It’s really special to win this award and be recognized as the best player of the year.”

Lydia Ko won the Women’s Player of the Year award, beating Lee Min-ji (Australia) and Ataya Titikkun (Thailand) with overwhelming support of 79.5 percent.

He won three championships, including the Gainbridge LPGA, BMW Ladies Championship, and CME Group Tour Championship, winning the LPGA Tour Player of the Year, the Bear Trophy (lowest stroke award), and the money prize winner. This is Lydia Ko’s second GWAA Player of the Year award. 스포츠토토

Lydia Ko said, “It is an honor to receive the GWAA Player of the Year award twice, and it means a lot to me.” “2022 was a really amazing year. A lot of wonderful things happened in my life, culminating in my wedding. Nothing more special than this, but my golf was also very good. I sincerely thank everyone at GWAA for recognizing me with this prestigious award.”In the PGA Champions Tour, the honor went to Alker, who won four wins, including the Senior PGA Championship, and won the money prize. Alker beat Padrig Harrington (Ireland) and Steve Stricker (USA) with 50.3% of the vote.

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