Dustin Johnson is expected to collect a lot of post-season hardware this year, and the awards have started coming in.
The Coastal Carolina alumnus captured the PGA of America Player of the Year and Vardon Trophy honors last week.
The Player of the Year award is based on a numerical system with points awarded for wins, money list position and scoring average. Johnson finished with 90 points, while Jason Day was the runner-up with 74.
For the Vardon, which is given to the player with the lowest adjusted scoring average, Johnson paced golf with a 69.172 mark. Those closest to him were Adam Scott (69.470) and Jordan Spieth (69.520).
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Johnson is one of six finalists for the PGA Tour’s Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year Award, which is voted on by the players. The last time a player didn’t win both the PGA and PGA Tour’s POY awards was 1991, when Corey Pavin won the PGA of America’s prize and Fred Couples took the tour’s trophy.
Like Johnson, Day won three times, but his season likely wasn’t strong enough to keep Johnson from the POY sweep. FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy was one of a few players with two wins, both in playoff events. Player voting closes at 2 p.m. Friday and an announcement is expected early next week.
The PGA Tour has already awarded Johnson the Arnold Palmer Award for finishing first on the 2016 money list and Byron Nelson Award for having the lowest adjusted scoring average.