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A listing of major amateur golf awards
01 Nov 2022
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

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Amateur Golf Awards

The McCormack Medal

Established in 2007, the Mark H. McCormack Medal is named after the late founder of sports marketing company IMG and is awarded to the player ranked number one in the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING® following The Amateur, the U.S. Amateur or the European Amateur, whichever event is held later in the year.

Since 2011, the same award has been given to the player leading the women's ranking after The Women's Amateur, the U.S. Women's Amateur or the European Ladies' Amateur, whichever event is held later in the year. Past winners include:

Male Recipients
2022 – Keita Nakajima, Japan
2021 – Keita Nakajima, Japan
2020 – Takumi Kanaya, Japan
2019 – Cole Hammer, United States
2018 – Braden Thornberry, United States
2017 – Joaquin Niemann, Chile
2016 – Maverick McNealy, United States
2015 – Jon Rahm, Spain
2014 – Ollie Schniederjans, United States
2013 – Matthew Fitzpatrick, England
2012 – Chris Williams, United States
2011 – Patrick Cantlay, United States
2010 – Peter Uihlein, United States
2009 – Nick Taylor, Canada
2008 – Danny Lee, New Zealand
2007 – Colt Knost, United States

Female Recipients
2022 – Rose Zhang, United States
2021 – Rose Zhang, United States
2020 – Rose Zhang, United States
2019 – Andrea Lee, United States
2018 – Jennifer Kupcho, United States
2017 – Leona Maguire, Ireland
2016 – Leona Maguire, Ireland
2015 – Leona Maguire, Ireland
2014 – Minjee Lee, Australia
2013 – Lydia Ko, New Zealand
2012 – Lydia Ko, New Zealand
2011 – Lydia Ko, New Zealand

AmateurGolf.com Player-of-the-Year Award

This award is given annually to the winners of the Player-of-the-Year points races, with points earned in major amateur and college events over the course of the calendar year. The top man, woman, mid-amateur, senior and super senior are all honored. Past honorees include:

Men
2021 – Ludvig Aberg, Sweden
2020 – Casey Jarvis, South Africa
2019 – Chun An (Kevin) Yu, Chinese Taipei
2018 – Viktor Hovland, Norway
2017 – Braden Thornberry, USA
2016 – Curtis Luck, Australia
2015 – Bryson Dechambeau, USA
2014 – Corey Connors, Canada
2013 – Brady Watt, Australia
2012 – Justin Thomas, USA
2011 – Patrick Cantlay, USA
2010 – Peter Uihlein, USA
2009 – Peter Uihlein, USA
2008 – Danny Lee, Australia

Women
2021 – Rachel Heck, USA
2020 – Gabriela Ruffels, Australia
2019 – Jennifer Chang, USA
2018 – Kristen Gillman, USA
2017 – Leona Maguire, Ireland
2016 – Bronte Law, England
2015 – Leona Maguire, Ireland
2014 – Brooke Henderson, Canada
2013 – Lydia Ko, Australia
2012 – Lydia Ko, Australia
2011 – Danielle Kang, USA
2010 – Danielle Kang, USA
2009 – Lexi Thompson, USA
2008 – Amanda Blumenherst, USA
2007 – Stacy Lewis, USA
2006 – Stacy Lewis, USA

Mid-Amateur
2021 – Stewart Hagestad
2020 – Stephen Behr
2019 – Stewart Hagestad
2018 – Matt Parziale
2017 – Stewart Hagestad

Senior
2021 – Gene Elliott
2020 – Craig Hurlbert
2019 – Doug Hanzel
2018 – Gene Elliott
2017 – Doug Hanzel
2016 – Doug Hanzel
2015 – Bob Kearney
2014 – Brady Exber
2013 – Doug Hanzel
2012 – Chip Lutz
2011 – Chip Lutz
2010 – Chip Lutz
2009 – Ted Smith
2008 – Jerry Hudgins
2007 – Paul Schlachter
2006 – Michael Bell

Super Senior
2021 – Jeff Burda
2020 – Stephen Fox
2019 – Paul Simson

College Golf Awards

The ANNIKA Award

Named after and presented by Annika Sorenstam, the ANNIKA Award is presented annually to the top female collegiate golfer as voted on by the players, coaches and members of the golf media. Past winners include:

2022 – Rose Zhang, Stanford
2021 – Rachel Heck, Stanford
2020 – Natalie Srinivasan, Furman
2019 – Maria Fassi, Arkansas
2018 – Maria Fassi, Arkansas
2017 – Leona Maguire, Duke
2016 – Bronte Law, UCLA
2015 – Leona Maguire, Duke
2014 – Alison Lee, UCLA

The WGCA Player-of-the-Year Award

Presented by the Women's Golf Coaches Association, this award is presented to the best player in Division I, II, III and NAIA women's golf. The award was first given in 1987 and the names of recipients reads as a who's who of the best of the ladies game. Past winners include:

2022 – Rose Zhang, Stanford
2021 – Rachel Heck, Stanford
2020 – Natalie Srinivasan, Furman
2019 – Maria Fassi, Arkansas
2018 – Lilia Vu, UCLA
2017 – Leona Maguire, Duke
2016 – Bronte Law, UCLA
2015 – Leona Maguire, Duke
2014 – Celine Boutier, Duke
2013 – Annie Park, USC
2012 – Lindy Duncan, Duke
2011 – Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia
2010 – Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State
2009 – Maria Hernandez, Purdue
2008 – Amanda Blumenherst, Duke
2007 – Amanda Blumenherst, Duke
2006 – Amanda Blumenherst, Duke
2005 – Louise Stahle, Arizona State
2004 – Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke
2003 – Katherine Hull, Pepperdine
2002 – Lorena Ochoa, University
2001 – Lorena Ochoa, University
2000 – Jenna Daniels, University
1999 – Jennifer Rosales, USC
1998 – Grace Park, Arizona State
1997 – Marisa Baena, Arizona
1996 – Marisa Baena, Arizona
1995 – Wendy Ward, Arizona State

For the lists of WGCA Award winners from NCAA Division II, Division III and NAIA, visit the WGCA's Awards page.

Ben Hogan Award

The Hogan Award is presented annually to the nation's top male college golfer. The annual award takes into account performance in college, amateur and professional events over the previous 12 months. Past winners include:

2022 – Ludvig Aberg, Texas Tech
2021 – John Pak, Florida State
2020 – Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
2019 – Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State
2018 – Doug Ghim, Texas
2017 – Maverick McNealy, Stanford
2016 – Jon Rahm, Arizona State
2015 – Jon Rahm, Arizona State
2014 – Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
2013 – Chris Williams, Washington
2012 – Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
2011 – Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
2010 – Nick Taylor, Washington
2009 – Kyle Stanley, Clemson
2008 – Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State
2007 – Chris Kirk, Georgia
2006 – Matt Every, Florida
2005 – Ryan Moore, UNLV
2004 – Bill Haas, Wake Forest
2003 – Ricky Barnes, Arizona & Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma State
2002 – D.J. Trahan, Clemson
2001 – Wil Collins, New Mexico
2000 – Chris James, Oklahoma
1999 – Steve Friesen, Nebraska
1998 – Jamie Broce, Ball State
1997 – Jeff Fahrenbruch, Texas
1996 – Mark Wilson, North Carolina
1995 – Trip Kuehne, Oklahoma State
1994 – William Blackmon, Auburn
1993 – Marten Olander, Alabama
1992 – Jon Lindquist, Gustavus Adolphus College
1991 – Brian Bridges, Kent State
1990 – Kevin Wentworth, Oklahoma State

The Jack Nicklaus Award

The Jack Nicklaus Award is the name of a trophy presented annually to the best golfer in men's college golf in the United States. That selection is made by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). It is presented at all levels of collegiate competition (Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA). This player of the year award has been given since 1988; it was named for Jack Nicklaus beginning in 1998. Nicklaus played his college golf at Ohio State University, where he won the NCAA men's championship in 1961. Past Division I winners include:

2022 – Chris Gotterup, Oklahoma
2021 – John Pak, Florida State
2020 – Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
2019 – Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State
2018 – Norman Xiong, Oregon
2017 – Sam Burns, LSU
2016 – Jon Rahm, Arizona State
2015 – Maverick McNealy, Stanford
2014 – James Marchesani, Oklahoma St.
2013 – Michael Kim, Cal
2012 – Justin Thomas, Alabama
2011 – Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
2010 – Eugene Wong, Oregon
2009 – Matt Hill, North Carolina St.
2008 – Kevin Chappell, UCLA
2007 – Jamie Lovemark, USC
2006 – Pablo Martin, Oklahoma St.
2005 – Ryan Moore, UNLV
2004 – Bill Haas, Wake Forest
2003 – Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma St.
2002 – D.J. Trahan, Clemson
2001 – Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech
2000 – Charles Howell III, Oklahoma St.
1999 – Luke Donald, Northwestern
1998 – Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech
1997 – Brad Elder, Texas
1996 – Tiger Woods, Stanford
1995 – Stewart Cink, Georgia Tech
1994 – Alan Bratton, Oklahoma St., and Justin Leonard, Texas
1993 – David Duval, Georgia Tech
1992 – Phil Mickelson, Arizona St.
1991 – Phil Mickelson, Arizona St.
1990 – Phil Mickelson, Arizona St.
1989 – Robert Gamez, Arizona
1988 – Bob Estes, Texas

For the lists of Jack Nicklaus Award winners from NCAA Division II and Division III, NAIA and Junior College, visit the GCAA's Honors & Awards search page, choose the "Filter" option, and select Jack Nicklaus Award from the drop-down menu.

The Haskins Award

This award is presented to the most outstanding male collegiate golfer of the year as voted on by peers, coaches, and golf media. Since its formation in 1971, the Haskins Commission has been devoted to amateur golf and the presentation of the Haskins Award. This coveted trophy honors the year’s outstanding college golfer and the memory of Fred Haskins, an obscure club pro that spent his life nurturing and mentoring amateur golfers. Past winners include:

2022 – Chris Gotterup, Oklahoma
2021 – John Pak, Florida State
2020 – Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
2019 – Matthew Wolf, Oklahoma State
2018 – Norman Xiong, Oregon
2017 – Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss
2016 – Beau Hossler, Texas
2015 – Maverick McNealy, Stanford
2014 – Michael Kim, California
2012 – Justin Thomas, Alabama
2011 – Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
2010 – Russell Henley, Georgia
2009 – Matt Hill, North Carolina State
2008 – Kevin Chappell, UCLA
2007 – Jamie Lovemark, USC
2006 – Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State
2005 – Ryan Moore, UNLV
2004 – Bill Haas, Wake Forest
2003 – Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma State
2002 – Graeme McDowell, Alabama-Birmingham
2001 – Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech
2000 – Charles Howell III, Oklahoma State
1999 – Luke Donald, Northwestern
1998 – Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech
1997 – Brad Elder, Texas
1996 – Tiger Woods, Stanford
1995 – Stewart Cink, Georgia Tech
1994 – Justin Leonard, Texas
1993 – David Duval, Georgia Tech
1992 – Phil Mickelson, Arizona State
1991 – Phil Mickelson, Arizona State
1990 – Phil Mickelson, Arizona State
1989 – Robert Gamez, Arizona
1988 – Bob Estes, Texas
1987 – Billy Mayfair, Arizona State
1986 – Scott Verplank, Oklahoma State
1985 – Sam Randolph, USC
1984 – John Inman, North Carolina
1983 – Brad Faxon, Furman
1982 – Willie Wood, Oklahoma State
1981 – Bob Tway, Oklahoma State
1980 – Bobby Clampett, BYU
1979 – Bobby Clampett, BYU
1978 – Lindy Miller, Oklahoma State
1977 – Scott Simpson, USC
1976 – Phil Hancock, Florida
1975 – Jay Haas, Wake Forest
1974 – Curtis Strange, Wake Forest
1973 – Ben Crenshaw, Texas
1972 – Ben Crenshaw, Texas
1971 – Ben Crenshaw, Texas

The Byron Nelson Award

The Nelson Award is awarded annually to a graduating senior in recognition of his entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration is given to a nominee's good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career. Past winners include:

2022 – William Knauth, Carnegie Mellon
2021 – Mac Meissner, SMU
2020 – John Murphy, Louisville
2019 – Ryan Lumsden, Northwestern
2018 – Matthew Perrine, Baylor
2017 – Maverick McNealy, Stanford
2016 – Stephen Behr, Clemson
2015 – Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech
2014 – Brandon Hagy, California-Berkeley
2013 – Brinson Paolini, Duke
2012 – Dylan Frittelli, Texas and James White, Georgia Tech
2011 – Cyril Bouniol, Abilene Christian
2010 – Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest
2009 – Mike Van Sickle, Marquette
2008 – Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech and Nathaniel James, Washington & Lee
2007 – Sam Korbe, Tulsa
2006 – Zach Robinson, Oklahoma State
2005 – Michael Putnam, Pepperdine
2004 – Billy Hurley, Navy
2003 – Troy Matteson, Georgia Tech
2002 – Jason Allred, Pepperdine

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