PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Five players have been nominated for 2014 Player of the Year on the Web.com Tour by the Web.com Tour’s Player Advisory Council (PAC).

The nominees for the Jack Nicklaus Award as Web.com Tour Player of the Year are: Derek Fathauer, Adam Hadwin, Carlos Ortiz, Andrew Putnam and Justin Thomas.

The Player of the Year is determined by a member vote. The voting will close at 5 p.m. ET this Sunday, Oct. 5th, with the winner expected to be presented the Jack Nicklaus Trophy at the Frys.com Open a few days later.

Player of the Year Nominees

Derek Fathauer

Won one tournament, the Web.com Tour Championship…also had a runner-up at the Nova Scotia Open (playoff) and a T3 at the Panama Claro Championship.
Had eight top-10s and 15 top-25s.
Made 19 of 23 cuts.
Led the four-event Finals’ money list…was 4th on the cumulative Regular Season / Finals’ money list with $468,186.
Was T2 in Putting Average (1.721), T6 in Birdie Average (4.22) and 7th in Scoring Average (69.33).
Best score of the year was 63 at TPC Sawgrass Dye’s Valley.

Adam Hadwin

Won two tournaments, the Chile Classic and Chiquita Classic…also had a runner-up at the WinCo Foods Portland Open and a T3 at the El Bosque Mexico Championship.
Had nine top-10s and 10 top-25s.
Made 16 cuts in 21 starts.
Led the cumulative Regular Season / Finals’ money list with earnings of $529,792 (3rd most all-time).
Was 7th in Total Driving and 8th in the All-Around Ranking…Scoring Average was 69.81 (18th).
Best score of the year was 63 in Portland and Charlotte.

Carlos Ortiz

Became Tour’s first three-time winner since 2009, capturing the Panama Claro Championship, El Bosque Mexico Championship and WinCo Foods Portland Open…also had two third-place finishes (Bogota and Valdosta).
Had six top-10s and eight top-25s.
Made 11 cuts in 19 starts.
Led the 21-event Regular Season in earnings with $515,403…finished the year 2nd on the cumulative Regular Season / Finals’ money list, with the same amount…was No. 1 in earnings from the Mexico Championship through the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (19 weeks)…earned $300,000+ in his first six tournaments, becoming the quickest in Tour history to reach $300,000.
Was 5th in the All-Around Ranking and 6th in Total Driving…Scoring Average was 69.74 (14th).
Best score was a 63 in Portland.

Andrew Putnam

Won one tournament, the WNB Golf Classic, by a season-most seven shots…also had a 2nd in Colombia and a T4 in Boise.
Had five top-10s and 13 top-25s.
Made 16 of 22 cuts.
Was 2nd on the 21-event Regular Season money list with $320,438…finished the year 5th on the cumulative Regular Season / Finals’ money list with $342,638.
Was 6th in Scoring Average (69.30), T9 in Putting Average (1.730) and T9 in Birdie Average (4.18).
Best score of the year was 64 at Lafayette, Midland and Utah.

Justin Thomas

Won one tournament, the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship…also had a 2nd in Mexico, a 3rd in Boise, a T4, two T5s and a T6.
Had seven top-10s and 13 top-25s.
Made 18 of 20 cuts.
Was third on the cumulative Regular Season / Finals’ money list with earnings of $481,270.
Led All-Around Ranking and Birdie Average (4.55), was 3rd in Scoring Average (69.08) and 5th in Driving Distance (311.5).
Best score of the year was 64 at Boise and Springfield, Mo.

Source: PGA TOUR


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