Dustin Johnson won Player of the Year, despite not voting for himself

Dustin Johnson won PGA Tour Player of the Year today, despite not voting for himself.

After his 2016 season, it’s no surprise that Johnson won the prize. Johnson won three times on Tour this year, including claiming his first major at Oakmont. He led the tour with 15 top-10s, and an incredible 11 top-fives in 22 official starts, while only missing one cut.

“Dustin had a tremendous year in every respect, and I don’t think the players had much trouble choosing who to vote for.”

Tim Finchem, PGA Tour Commissioner

The ballot included players like Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson. When asked by a reporter if he voted for himself, the U.S. Open champ responded modestly, saying that he did not vote at all, let alone vote for himself.

Jack Nicklaus presented DJ with the award, an honor he won’t soon forget.

A well-deserved piece of hardware. From Jack to DJ. ?

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If anyone deserves this, it’s Dustin Johnson, who is currently No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“I don’t even know if I ever dreamed this would be happening. Obviously, it was a great season. I worked hard on all parts of my game, and I’m going to continue to do that.”

Dustin Johnson

Johnson was also named the PGA of America’s player of the year last week. Plus he earned the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest adjusted scoring average (69.172) and the Arnold Palmer Trophy for leading the money list.

Johnson will tee up at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai later this month to start his 2016-2017 season off with a bang.

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