List of golf awards

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This is a list of golf awards.

PGA Tour[edit]

Award Year Founded Notes
PGA Player of the Year 1948 Selected using a points system with marks awarded
for wins, money list position and scoring average.
PGA Tour Player of the Year 1990 Selected by the tour players by ballot.
Also known as the Jack Nicklaus Trophy.
Rookie of the Year 1990 Players who are eligible are in their
first season of PGA Tour membership.
Vardon Trophy 1937 Awarded (by the PGA of America) to leader in adjusted scoring average
with a minimum of 60 rounds played.
Byron Nelson Award 1980 Awarded (by the PGA Tour) to leader in adjusted scoring average
with a minimum of 50 rounds played.
Arnold Palmer Award 1981 Given to the player with the most
money earned in a season.
Comeback Player of the Year 1991 Players vote for the honoree.

Champions Tour[edit]

Award Year Founded Notes
Jack Nicklaus Trophy 1990 Player of the Year, determined by vote
of the players at season's end.
Arnold Palmer Award 1980 Given to the player with the most
money earned in a season.
Charles Schwab Cup 2001 Points are earned for thousands of
dollars earned in top-ten finishes at tournaments.
Rookie of the Year 1990 Players vote for the honoree.
Comeback Player of the Year 1991 Players vote for the honoree.
Byron Nelson Award 1980 Given to the golfer with the
lowest scoring average of the season.

European Tour[edit]

Award Year Founded Notes
Harry Vardon Trophy 1971 Awarded to the golfer who has won the most money. Through the 2008 season, the money list was known as the Order of Merit; it is now called the Race to Dubai.
Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year 1960 Selected by a panel comprising the PGA European Tour,
the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews
and the Association of Golf Writers.

United States Golf Association[edit]

LPGA Tour[edit]

See: LPGA#LPGA Tour awards

Intercollegiate golf[edit]

See also[edit]