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Dec 24th, 2015

2015 Players Of The Year: The Staunchies Results

Who bagged the votes?

Male Golfer Of The Year.... 


What a year for Jordan Spieth. For a while there we really believed he could go on and win all four majors in 2015. In the end he had to settle for The Masters and The U.S. Open, where he was the last man standing at Chambers Bay. Tied fourth at The Open (damn you Road Side Bunker at 17!!) and second at the USPGA – I mean, wow, just wow.

"Eat my Staunchie, world!!"

23.6% Jason Day 

Rory McIlroy 6.3% 

3.4% Andy Sullivan 

Danny Willett  2.1% 


Lady Golfer Of The Year.... 

LYDIA KO 54.5%

Named one of the world's 100 Most Infuential people by Time magazine in 2014, Lydia Ko has had a lot to live up to. She was only 16 at the time... But, boy, has she lived up and then some: On 13 September 2015, she became the youngest woman, at age 18 years, four months and 20 days, to win a major championship when she won The Evian Championship. Her closing round of 63 was a record lowest final round in the history of women's golf majors. Five LPGA Tour wins and three LET wins in 2015 means she won her first Staunchy by a landlside. 

"Thank you GolfPunk readers, I really can't believe it!! A Staunchie??"

Charley Hull 15.4 %

7.5% Melissa Reid 

Inbee Park 7%

5.7% Cristie Kerr 

Stacey Lewis 3.4%

2.8% Si Young Kim 

Shansan Feng 2.3%



Rookie Of The Year... 


This was perhaps the hardest category to predict with so many players marking their debut seasons with stunning victories across the globe, none more so than Byeong-hun An's incredible performance in winning the BMW at Wentworth. Then there was Brooks Koepka, a European Challenge Tour graduate who carded a -15 score in winning the Waste Management in Phoenix, surviving the notorious 16th. But the vote for Matt Fitzpatrick was overwhelming. After announcing himself to the world by winning the 2013 U.S. Amateur title, Fitzpatrick marked his rookie professional year with a wire-to-wire debut win at The British Masters at Woburn, bagging a cool £500,000.00 into the bargain. 

"Get in!"

Brooks Koepka 15.9%

10.3% Byeong Hun An 

Kevin Kisner 9.3%

4.6% Paul Dunne 

Justin Thomas 4.1%

 3.1% Daniel Berger

Emiliano Grillo 1.8%

1.5% Smilie Kaufman 



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TAGS: Lydia Ko, The Staunchies, 2015, World Number One, Jordan Spieth, Matt Fitzpatrick