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Tiger Woods wins Player of the Year despite no major wins in 2013

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Although a lot of people believe that the only thing we can measure Tiger Woods by these days is major championships, it was another incredible achievement that was announced on Thursday morning.

Woods was named PGA Tour Player of the Year for the 11th time in his 18 year career, beating out major winners Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott for the award. Some people thought there was a chance that Mickelson or Scott could jump Tiger in the voting considering they won a major championship and a PGA Tour event in '13, but Tiger's five victories this season were pretty incredible and good enough for the award.

It was a pretty great year for Woods, who took home trophies at the Farmers Insurance Open, WGC-Cadillac Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Players Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but it was also a consistent season for Woods, who made every cut on the PGA Tour and finished in the top-10 in eight of his 16 starts.

If there was a disappointment for Tiger in 2013 it was at the major championships, but despite not winning one of the four, Woods was able to finish in the top-six at both the Masters and the British Open.

Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old sensation that started the season with no status on the PGA Tour, picked up Rookie of the Year honors thanks to a win at the John Deere Classic and an amazing 13 top-25s in his 23 starts.

Both Woods and Spieth were the favorites to take home these awards, and while they shared some hardware on Thursday, a lot of fans are hoping they'll be sharing the same grouping next week at the Presidents Cup.

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