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Kizzire named Tour Player of the Year

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. and SEA ISLAND, Ga. – Patton Kizzire of Sea Island, Georgia, was named 2015 Tour Player of the Year in a vote of his fellow competitors, it was announced today by PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and Tour President Bill Calfee.

The 29-year-old native of Montgomery, Alabama, enjoyed one of the most consistent and impressive seasons in Tour history. He had two victories – the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank and News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot – which came three weeks apart, in August. In addition to his two wins, Kizzire recorded two runners-up (one in a playoff), a third-, a fourth-, a fifth- and a sixth-place finish. His 12 top-10 finishes were the most by a Tour player of the year since another Alabamian, Stewart Cink, had 14 in 1996, the year he received the Jack Nicklaus Award.

Kizzire racked up $567,866 in earnings in 23 starts, the second-most in Tour history, and led the money list over the final 16 weeks of the year, from his playoff runner-up at the Rex Hospital Open in late May through the Tour Championship in early October.

Over the course of his 81 competitive rounds, he was a cumulative 212-under par and carded just 12 over-par scores. Kizzire led the Scoring Average category with 68.68 as well as Putting Average (1.694) and Birdie Average (4.81), and was second in the All-Around Ranking.