Vardon Trophy


Vardon Trophy

The Vardon Trophy is awarded annually by the PGA of America to the PGA Tour's leader in scoring average. When the award was first given in 1937, it was awarded on the basis of a points system. No award was given from 1942–1946 due to World War II. In 1947, the PGA began awarding it for low scoring average. In 1988, the trophy began going to the golfer with the lowest adjusted scoring average over a minimum of 60 rounds, with no mid-round withdraws (instituted in 1988 [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950CE7D81639F935A15753C1A963958260 Norman's Grip on Trophy Broken by a Technicality] ] ). The trophy is named for the British golfing great Harry Vardon.

The PGA Tour presents its own Byron Nelson Award annually to the player with the lowest adjusted scoring average for the year. It has a 50-round minimum, and was instituted in 1980. [ [http://www.eds.com/sites/byronnelson/news/media/downloads/media_guide.pdf Information on Byron Nelson Award] (on page 68)]

For both awards, non-medal rounds (such as in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and The International) count towards the minimum number of rounds but are not included in the calculation of the scoring average. [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15209052/ Minimum rounds information] ]

Winners

Multiple winners

Thirteen men have won the Vardon Trophy more than once (1937-2007).

*7 wins
**Tiger Woods: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007

*5 wins
**Billy Casper: 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968
**Lee Trevino: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1980

*4 wins
**Arnold Palmer: 1961, 1962, 1964, 1967
**Sam Snead: 1938, 1949, 1950, 1955

*3 wins
**Ben Hogan: 1940, 1941, 1948
**Greg Norman: 1989, 1990, 1994
**Tom Watson: 1977, 1978, 1979

*2 wins
**Fred Couples: 1991, 1992
**Bruce Crampton: 1973, 1975
**Tom Kite: 1981, 1982
**Lloyd Mangrum: 1951, 1953
**Nick Price: 1993, 1997

Four men have won the Byron Nelson Award more than once (1980-2007).

*8 wins
**Tiger Woods: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

*5 wins
**Greg Norman: 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995

*2 wins
**Fred Couples: 1991, 1992
**Tom Kite: 1981, 1982

References


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