No comeback player award this season

Updated: November 8, 2011, 1:32 PM ET
Associated Press

PGA Tour officials have decided not to submit any candidates on this year's awards ballot as comeback player of the year.

The Players Advisory Council is responsible for suggesting names on the awards ballot. But comeback player nominees are decided by PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and the four players on the tour policy board.

"We just thought it originally was an award that focused on a player who had an unusual injury, an injury that was career-threatening, and he comes back from it," Finchem said. "And that morphed into having three or four players on the ballot that had some minor situations occur. We were asking players to decide who should be the bigger comeback."

Finchem said a few years ago, the PAC and the policy board decided to leave the award up to him and his staff.

It will be the second time in three years there is no comeback player of the year. Stuart Appleby won the award a year ago.


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