List of Vardon Trophy Winners

By Ryan Watson

While winning one of golf's 4 major championship ranks highest on any professional golfers list of priorities, there are a number of other highly sought after awards. While championship wins celebrate an achievement over 4 rounds of golf, The Vardon Trophy celebrates consistent excellence throughout the entire PGA Tour. The Vardon Trophy goes to the golfer with the lowest scoring average who has played 60 or more rounds during the season. Named for the great British golfer Harry Vardon, a golfer who won the British Open an unmatched 6 times, it was first awarded in 1937.

2010s

2020 - Webb Simpson
2019 - Rory McIlroy
2018 - Dustin Johnson
2017 - Jordan Spieth
2016 - Dustin Johnson
2015 - Jordan Spieth
2014 - Rory McIlroy
2013 - Tiger Woods
2012 - Rory MCIlroy
2011 - Luke Donald
2010 - Matt Kurchar

2000s

2009 - Tiger Woods
2008 - Sergio Garcia
2007 - Tiger Woods
2006 - Jim Furyk
2005 - Tiger Woods
2004 - Vijay Singh
2003 - Tiger Woods
2002 - Tiger Woods
2001 - Tiger Woods
2000 - Tiger Woods

1990s

1999- Tiger Woods
1998 - David Duval
1997 - Nick Price
1996 - Tom Lehman
1995 - Steve Elkington
1994 - Greg Norman
1993 - Nick Price
1992 - Fred Couples
1991 - Fred Couples
1990 - Greg Norman

1980s

1989 - Greg Norman
1988 - Chip Beck
1987 - Dan Pohl
1986 - Scott Hock
1985 - Don Pooley
1984 - Calvin Peete
1983 - Raymond Floyd
1982 - Tom Kite
1981 - Tom Kite
1980 - Lee Trevino

1970s

1979 - Tom Watson
1978 - Tom Watson
1977 - Tom Watson
1976 - Don January
1975 - Bruce Crampton
1974 - Lee Trevino
1973 - Bruce Crampton
1972 - Lee Trevino
1971 - Lee Trevino
1970 - Lee Trevino

1960s

1969 - Dave Hill
1968 - Billy Casper
1967 - Arnold Palmer
1966 - Billy Casper
1965 - Billy Casper
1964 - Arnold Palmer
1963 - Billy Casper
1962 - Arnold Palmer
1961 - Arnold Palmer
1960 - Billy Casper

1950s

1959 - Art Wall
1958 - Bob Rosburg
1957 - Dow Finsterwald
1956 - Cary Middlecoff
1955 - Sam Snead
1954 - E.J. Harrison
1953 - Lloyd Mangrum
1952 - Jack Burke, Jr.
1951 - Lloyd Mangrum
1950 - Sam Snead

1940s

1949 - Sam Snead
1948 - Ben Hogan
1947 - Jimmy Demaret

1942-1946 - No trophy awarded due to World War II

1941 - Ben Hogan
1940 - Ben Hogan
1939 - Byron Nelson
1938 - Sam Snead
1937 - Harry Cooper

Golfers With the Most Vardon Trophies

It is incredibly difficult to earn one Vardon Trophy, but remarkably 14 gofers have managed to win multiple times. The golfer with the most Vardon Trophies is living legend Tiger Woods with an unrivaled nine Vardon Trophy wins.

9 Wins

Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013)

5 Wins

Billy Casper (1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968)
Lee Trevino (1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1980)

4 Wins

Arnold Palmer (1961, 1962, 1964, 1967)
Sam Snead (1938, 1949, 1950, 1955)

3 Wins

Ben Hogan (1940, 1941, 1948)
Greg Norman (1989, 1990, 1994)
Tom Watson (1977, 1978, 1979)
Rory McIlroy (2012, 2014, 2015)

2 Wins

Fred Couples (1991, 1992)
Bruce Crampton (1973, 1975)
Tom Kite (1981, 1982)
Lloyd Mangrum (1951, 1953)
Nick Price (1993, 1997)
Jordan Spieth (2015, 2017)

About the Author

Ryan Watson is a freelance sportswriter and history professor. He has been an avid fan of golf since his father signed him up for golf camp as a young child. Ryan enjoys following the professional game and learning about new equipment and gadgets.