Luke Donald wins player of the year

Updated: October 23, 2011, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Luke Donald at least has one award as player of the year.

By winning Sunday at Disney for his second PGA Tour win of the year, Donald won the points-based player of the year award from the PGA of America over Webb Simpson.

Both players won twice on the PGA Tour, worth 10 points each. Donald won the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average, and winning the tour money list over Simpson was enough to give him 60 points. Simpson had 56 points.

Donald is the first British player to win the award since Nick Faldo in 1990.

The PGA Tour player of the year is a vote of the players. Ballots are to be returned by Dec. 9.


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