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McIlroy wins US golf writers' award

FOXSports.com senior golf writer Robert Lusetich looks ahead to the upcoming season.
FOXSports.com senior golf writer Robert Lusetich looks ahead to the upcoming season.
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HOUSTON (AP)

Rory McIlroy is the near-unanimous choice as the best male player by the Golf Writers Association of America.

ENCORE, ENCORE

After being named Player of the Year, Rory McIlroy has major ambitions for 2013.

McIlroy received 190 out of the 194 votes cast by GWAA members. Three votes went to FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker, and the other went to Tiger Woods. McIlroy previously won Player of the Year awards from the PGA Tour, European Tour, PGA of America and British-based Association of Golf Writers.

The GWAA said on Wednesday that Stacy Lewis was voted best female player, with 79 percent of the vote, and double major winner Roger Chapman won the senior player award, with 60 percent of the vote.

This is the fourth time in the past five years that the GWAA award has gone to a European player.

Tagged: Rory McIlroy

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