We have seen some great golf this year and it’s been very fun to watch. From Australian flags covered in Masters green to U.S. Open heartbreak to 59′s, this season has definitely been one to reflect on and hopefully we’ll see more in the next season but the one question a lot of fans may be asking is, who is this year’s Player of the Year? You’d think you’d have at least four or five players to choose from but honestly, there’s only two to choose from. Those guys being Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott. I know people will be like “Bu- Bu- but, wha- whaat about Tiger?!”. Well, Tiger has five regular wins and NO majors this year and I think one major is the equivalent of three maybe four wins, plus a major has much more weight on it. If Tiger isn’t in the conversation then the “Tiger heads” will go head hunting but I just don’t see it, if he does win it then that’s because the media and networks will get more views and reads and listens which generates more presidents, paper, cheddar, or in other words, that green piece of paper we call money. That’s the only reason why he would win and you know the big networks that cover all sports will vote for Tiger because that’s pretty much all they know about golf with many acting like they know golf but they have to throw Tiger in every sentence.
If he won a major this year combined with the wins he has then he would be a runaway for POY but he didn’t win one so that’s why it’s down to two guys. The crazy thing about this that makes this such a tough decision is that both Adam and Phil have seven top 10 finishes (Including their victories, excluding the victories, they have five) and they both have one major and one regular win so it makes it very difficult to decide. Let’s look at like this; Phil’s major win was more dominant making his a bit more significant in my opinion while Adam had to go into a playoff against Angel Cabrera at the Masters BUT I’d say Adam winning the Barclays was more significant than Phil winning the Waste Management Open. So, at this point it’s kind of up in the air but I must make a decision because well, I don’t want to keep anyone in suspense so I think the winner of the 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year will be…..Phil Mickelson. Because, again he was pretty dominant in his major victory and yes the Masters is a tad bit more prestigious but the Open Championship is the oldest and the way Phil took down a course that was destroying the players was amazing. Not to mention out of the seven to 10′s between the two, Phil look much sweeter as he has finished in the top 5 in all of his top 10 finishes except for the Barclays where he finished in 6th. So, I think will Phil will take the crown and add to his more to his hall of fame career. It seems like the guy continues to get better and he’s only a U.S. Open victory away from a career grand slam. Can he do it? So Phil Mickelson will be your 2013 PGA Tour Player of the Year. Write in the comments on who YOU think will win!