Johnson holds lead in Vardon Trophy Standings ...
Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose – each two-time winners this year – share the lead in the chase for the 2018 PGA of America Player of the Year Award, one of the season-ending honors presented by the PGA of America for excellence by a PGA Tour professional.
Johnson, who also leads the Vardon Trophy standings, matched Rose with 56 total points based upon victories, season money earnings and adjusted scoring averages. Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Player of the Year, is third overall with 54 points, followed by Open Champion Francesco Molinari with 46 and Bubba Watson with 44.
Since 1948, the PGA of America has honored the game’s best players with the PGA Player of the Year Award. It is presented to the top Tour professional based on a point system for tournament wins, official money standings, and scoring average. Points for the 2017-18 season began with the Safeway Open on Oct. 5, and conclude Sept. 23, at the TOUR Championship.
In the Vardon Trophy race, Johnson has a 68.751 adjusted scoring average based upon 49 complete rounds. Rose is next at 69.081, followed by Henrik Stenson (69.360), Thomas (69.415) and Tommy Fleetwood (69.432).
Since 1937, the Vardon Trophy – named by the PGA of America in honor of legendary British golfer Harry Vardon - has been presented annually to the touring professional with the lowest adjusted scoring average. It is based on a minimum of 60 rounds, with no incomplete rounds, in events co-sponsored or designated by the PGA TOUR. The adjusted score is computed from the average score of the field at each event.
The PGA Tour also recognizes its annual Player of the Year, with the winner announced in early October, determined by a vote of the membership.
2018 PGA Player of the Year Standings (through 7/22/18)
|Player||Victory Points||Money Points||Scoring Points||Bonus Points||Total Points|
|T1. Dustin Johnson||20||16||20||--||56|
|(Sentry Tournament of Champions, FedEx St. Jude Classic)|
|T1. Justin Rose||20||16||20||--||56|
|(WGC-HSBC Champions, Fort Worth Invitational)|
|3. Justin Thomas||20||20||14||--||54|
|(CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, Honda Classic)|
|4. Francesco Molinari||40||6||--||--||46|
|(Quicken Loans National, Open Championship)|
|5. Bubba Watson||30||14||--||--||44|
|(Genesis Open, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship, Travelers Championship)|
|6. Patrick Reed||30||12||--||--||42|
|7. Brooks Koepka||30||4||3||--||36|
|8. Webb Simpson||20||--||10||--||30|
|(The Players Championship)|
|9. Jason Day||10||8||3||--||21|
|(Wells Fargo Championship)|
|10. Bryson DeChambeau||10||10||--||--||20|
|(The Memorial Tournament)|
2018 Vardon Trophy Standings (through 7/22/18)
|Player||Total Rounds||Adjusted Average|
|1. Dustin Johnson||49||68.751|
|2. Justin Rose||52||69.081|
|3. Henrik Stenson||42||69.360|
|4. Justin Thomas||67||69.415|
|5. Tommy Fleetwood||45||69.432|
|6. Webb Simpson||67||69.437|
|7. Paul Casey||53||69.520|
|8. Rory McIlroy||44||69.568|
|T9. Jason Day||53||69.587|
|T9. Brooks Koepka||38||69.587|
Points are distributed based on the following:
|A) Tournament victories||Points|
|The Players Championship||20|
|All other PGA TOUR events, including World Championship events||10|
|B) Money winnings: PGA Tour official money list||Points|
|C) Adjusted scoring average: min. 60 rounds||Points|
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