Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Padraig Harrington has been voted PGA Tour player of the year by his peers, becoming the first European player to win the award since it began in 1990.
Harrington only won twice this year, but they were majors -- the British Open and the PGA Championship -- making him the first European to win successive majors in the same season, and joining Tiger Woods as the only player to do that in the last 20 years.
Woods won four times before season-ending knee surgery in June, including the U.S. Open for the his 14th major, and he was second on the money list despite playing only six times.
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