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Best Male Golfer ESPY Award

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The Best Male Golfer ESPY Award has been presented annually in two different periods to the professional male golfer adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year. It was originally presented between 1993 and 2004, but was, along with the parallel Best Female Golfer ESPY Award, subsumed in 2005 by the Best Golfer ESPY Award. The Best Male and Female Golfer Awards returned to the ESPY list in 2009.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in July and reflect performance from the June previous. Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002. The award wasn't awarded in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

List of winners

Year Golfer Nation of citizenship
1993 Fred Couples  United States
1994 Nick Price  Zimbabwe
1995 Nick Price (2)  Zimbabwe
1996 Corey Pavin  United States
1997 Tom Lehman  United States
1998 Tiger Woods  United States
1999 Mark O'Meara  United States
2000 Tiger Woods (2)  United States
2001 Tiger Woods (3)  United States
2002 Tiger Woods (4)  United States
2003 Tiger Woods (5)  United States
2004 Phil Mickelson  United States
2009 Tiger Woods (6)  United States
2010 Phil Mickelson (2)  United States
2011 Rory McIlroy  United Kingdom
( Northern Ireland)
2012 Bubba Watson  United States
2013 Tiger Woods (7)  United States
2014 Bubba Watson (2)  United States
2015 Jordan Spieth  United States
2016 Jordan Spieth (2)  United States
2017 Sergio García  Spain
2018 Jordan Spieth (3)  United States
2019 Brooks Koepka  United States
2020 Not awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic

See also


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