LUKE DONALD NAMED 2011 PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
by Iver Maple on December 13, 2011
Mizuno’s own Luke Donald was announced as the 2011 PGA Tour Player of the Year by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem following a vote by PGA Tour players. Donald earned the honor by capturing the PGA Tour money list title on the strength of two PGA Tour victories and a Tour-leading 14 top-10 finishes. This prestigious honor is the perfect cap to a spectacular 2011 season for the World’s #1 Player.
Donald’s wins at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic helped solidify his PGA Tour Player of the Year title. His come-from-behind victory at Disney concluded his finest year on the PGA Tour by earning $6.68 million and his first ever PGA Tour money title. Donald was also the PGA Tour’s leader in adjusted scoring average at 68.86, earning him both the Vardon Trophy and Byron Nelson Award. Donald led the PGA Tour with 14 top-10 finishes in 19 events.
For the 28thconsecutive week Donald sits atop the World Golf Rankings, which apart from Tiger Woods run at number one from 2005 to 2010, is the longest stretch since Greg Norman’s 96 weeks from 1995 to 1997. Donald made more history this past weekend as he became the first player in history to win both the PGA Tour and European Tour money lists in the same year, as he finished third at the Dubai World Championships. Mizuno is extremely proud of all that Luke has been able to accomplish in 2011 and we can’t wait to see what he does in 2012!