(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.) — Tiger Woods was voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the 11th time in his career on Friday.
This comes in wake of Woods’ five wins this season and getting back to No. 1 in the world.
“It’s been an incredible year to have won five times, two of those World Golf Championships and one Players,” Woods said on a conference call Friday. “It’s been just a fantastic year all around. It’s also an incredible feeling to be voted by your peers, and to have that type of respect is something that’s very humbling.”
This is the first time since 2009 that Woods received the honor.
“I know how hard it is,” Woods said. “I’ve had to work my way back from injuries on numerous occasions throughout the years. These last couple years is no exception to that. There were a lot of people saying I could never win again, and two years later I’ve got eight wins on our tour. I’m very proud of where I’ve come from, from being ranked outside the top 50 to being ranked where I am now, and to have had the success that I’ve had this year just makes it all the more rewarding.”
Woods went through a rough patch personally thanks to his infidelity and subsequent divorce in 2010.
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