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Golf honors continue adding up for Stanford's Rodgers

Patrick Rodgers has always been near the top on most lists as one of the nation's best amateur golfers. The Stanford junior completes his collegiate career as the best.

The Golf Coaches Association of America named Rodgers the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award winner Sunday. He becomes the second Cardinal to earn the honor, joining Tiger Woods, who won it in 1996.

Rodgers, who announced, before the season started, he was turning pro after this year, won six tournaments and tied Woods' all-time Stanford record for career wins (11).

His victories came at the Erin Hills Invitational, The Goodwin, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, The Prestige, Pac-12 Championships and NCAA Eugene Regional.

A three-time PING first team All-America selection, Rodgers boasted nine top-10 finishes this season. He also won the Ben Hogan Award and was named Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Rodgers led Stanford to the NCAA semifinals while posting a 2-0 record in match play.

Since 1988, the award has been named after Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten Conference and NCAA champion at Ohio State.

Nicklaus annually recognizes the recipients during the final round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, just outside of Nicklaus' hometown of Columbus.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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