Tiger is PGA Player of the Year

...again. It's the third time in a row for the world's most dominant
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2007 12:14 AM CST
Tiger is PGA Player of the Year
Tiger Woods discusses his being named PGA Player Of The Year and other topics at a news conference before the start of the Target World Challenge golf tournament, which he hosts, at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)   (Associated Press)

For the third straight season, and the ninth time in his eleven-year career, Tiger Woods was yesterday voted PGA Tour Player of the Year, the AP reports. "Every year has been an unbelievable year," said tour veteran Jeff Sluman. Fellow pro Steve Stricker, who once again won comeback player of the year, said simply "I don't think it's getting closer."

Tiger himself was more critical, arguing that for a few missed opportunities, 2007 could have been as big as his remarkably dominant 2000 season. "I had a great chance to win three of the four majors this year. I finished second in two of them...If I get those done...people would probably be comparing it to 2000, if not better." (Read more PGA Tour stories.)

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