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Spieth, Berger Take Home Honors

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Jordan Spieth picked up another win Friday to the surprise of no one.

Spieth was named PGA Tour player of the year in a vote of his peers while Daniel Berger was honored as the Tour’s rookie of the year.


“It was a season to remember. It’s an honor to win because it’s MVP of our league and it’s voted by the players,” Spieth said in a conference call.

Spieth set a Tour single-season money record, winning more than $22 million including the FedEx Cup bonus, while winning five times including The Masters, the U.S. Open and the Tour Championship. Spieth became only the third player to finish in the top four of all four major championships in the same season.

“My goals were to win two or three times and be in contention in at least two majors and be in contention in all four and make the Presidents Cup team,” Spieth said when asked what his expectations were entering the 2015 season.

Berger won the rookie award ahead of Justin Thomas, Tony Finau and Nick Taylor. Berger had two runner-up finishes, losing a playoff to Pádraig Harrington at the Honda Classic, and six top-10 finishes. He also was the only rookie to qualify for the Tour Championship.

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