Oct 13, 2016

    Johnson named Player of the Year


    DUSTIN Johnson was named PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday following a breakthrough season which saw him land a first major before helping the USA to victory in the Ryder Cup.

    The 32-year-old, who has worked his way to the upper echelons of his sport after overcoming personal problems, was chosen for

    the award after a ballot

    by fellow professionals.

    Johnson's season saw him win the US Open

    as well as the lucrative World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational

    and BMW Championship.

    In 22 starts, the world number two posted

    15 top-10 finishes and

    made 21 cuts.

    Johnson has won at least one PGA Tour event in nine consecutive seasons dating back to his rookie year in 2008 - the longest active streak on the Tour.

    Johnson's triumphant 2016 campaign came just two years after he took a voluntary sabbatical through the second half of 2014, following a reported positive test for cocaine.