Is it Padraig's year?
Player Of The Year Debate
By Kickntrue on 8/19/08
Who should win Player of the Year on the PGA Tour this season? The clear cut choices are either Tiger or Padraig, but who deserves it more? Harrington a double major winner who played all year? Or Tiger, who won 3 more tournies than Harrington including the drama at the US Open.

I like the idea of giving it to Harrington and it really depends how heavily you favor the majors, but I think Tiger Woods is still the choice.

Another Opinion


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golfgirl says:
For reasons to numerous to list, Tiger should win player of the year. IMHO. Much as I like Padraig and admire what he's done this year.
8/19/08
 
ToddRobb says:
Four out of six tournaments, you gotta go with Tiger.
8/19/08
 
ToddRobb says:
If he would have played the PGA and didn't win, he would still be Player of the Year, IMO.
8/19/08
 
hogan72 says:
TW - 6 tournaments, 5.7M
PH - 12 tournaments, 4.9M
8/19/08
 
ForeKris says:
How about Kenny Perry?
8/19/08
 
mr_hungry says:
Hogan72, why you always got to be about the cash?

Tiger: 1 major, Paddy 2 majors. And let's give Harrington a few extra points for showing up 12 times...

Pretty amazing numbers for Tiger though, scary that he might just be entering his prime.
8/19/08
 
teeoff says:
Harrington has to win with two majors and a full season. Woods' performance was one for the ages but Harrington had a better year.
8/19/08
 
ToddRobb says:
Sad but true, Padraig won 2 majors and it's a career year, for Tiger two majors is a average year, maybe with a little bit of a stretch a disappointing year. From Tiger's perspective, Padraig had an average year. If someone else had won four out of six this year, they would clearly be player of the year. Being that it's Tiger, he's held to a higher standard because we've become accustomed to him doing things that are amazing.
8/19/08
 
TimmyBede says:
2 majors in 1 year is very impressive. I would go with Paddy.
8/19/08
 
ToddRobb says:
Don't forget, he also won the Dubai Desert Classic.
8/19/08
 
mocozeke says:
2 Majors = POTY, particularly when Padraig was defending one. No way Padraig had average year by Tiger standards. Tiger has won 2 majors 3 times (2000, 2002 and 2006) in 11 years making it a VERY good year comparatively.

For everyone that doesn't know, ToddRobb wears Tiger head to toe when he has opportunity.
8/19/08
 
ToddRobb says:
Finally you speak. First off, only the occasional TW hat, and if I did go "head to toe" I would certainly admit it, have you seen the clothes he wears? Second, for Tiger the goal at the beginning of the year is the grand slam, not just two majors. Anything less I'm sure he would tell you was a good year, but not what he set out to do, certainly not POTY. Besides, Padraig is 4th in Fedex cup points, he's not even at the top without Tiger on the list.
8/19/08
 
PapaJoe says:
ForeKris: I'm with you all the way! KENNY PERRY!!! The good ol' Kentucky boy fought and punched his way into the Ryder Cup! So he didn't have major wins, and only a few other wins? He will be playing his heart out at Valhalla, and I think that's what counts to be "Player Of The Year!" Without a doubt Twoods and Paddy played their hearts out, too, but Perry sacrificed a lot of money and prestige by NOT making appearances in a couple majors just so he could rack up enough points to play in what will no doubt be his last Ryder Cup. That, if nothing else, should earn him "Player Of The Year."
8/20/08
 
ToddRobb says:
Hey Moco, 2 Majors without Tiger = asterisk. Not by me, but some will always bring it up, like I just did.
8/20/08
 
ToddRobb says:
Speaking of which, had Tiger been in the field for Padraig's two major wins, Padraig would clearly be POTY.
8/20/08
 
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
This is a tough one IMO. Tiger won 4 of 6 starts on top of the US Open with torn ligament, still leads the FEDEX Cup points race despite not playing since June. Padraig successfully defended his Open title and won the PGA making it 3 major wins of the last 8. Honestly, I think it will go to Harrington since Tiger has won POTY so many times.
8/20/08
 
hogan72 says:
I believe there 2 awards for Player of the Year?

one is given by the PGA of America and it's determined by some sort of point system. I don't know how it's scored, but I know they award points for $, wins, major wins, scoring average, etc. Tiger is a lock for this one.

and, one is given by the PGA Tour that is determined by a vote. I'm entirely sure who votes, but I bet Paddy wins this one.

mr_hungry - of course it's about the $, it's good to be a 20!
8/20/08
 
ontheridges says:
is this the player of the year award or player of the spring award? look, i like tiger as much as everyone else, but paddy and perry are more deserving in my opinion than tiger this year. we will never know what the entire year would have held for tiger, but the tear that he was on would have won him the award hands down if he had kept up that pace.
8/24/08
 
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