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Irmo's Dustin Johnson voted the 2020 PGA Tour Player of the Year

Irmo native Dustin Johnson was voted the 2020 PGA Tour Player of the Year after winning his first career FedEx Cup.
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Dustin Johnson holds up the FedEx Cup trophy after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 at Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — What a year it's been for Dustin Johnson.

On Monday, the PGA TOUR announced that Johnson has been voted the 2020 PGA TOUR Player of the Year. 

The Irmo native won the FedEx Cup for the first time in his career, won twice in the FedEx Cup Playoffs and three times on the TOUR this season. Those three wins came at the Travelers Championship, The Northern Trust, and the TOUR Championship. Johnson is tied with Justin Thomas for the most wins on the PGA TOUR this season. 

DJ moved to 27th on the all-time wins list with 23 career PGA TOUR victories. The Dutch Fork product also extended his streak of consecutive seasons with a win to start his career to 13. He is one of just four players to reach that mark (Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods).