John Bazemore
September 16, 2014
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits from the tee on the second hole during the third round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
John Bazemore

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy is the Vardon Trophy winner and the PGA of America's player of the year for the second time.

McIlroy won the points-based player of the year award on the strength of his two majors at the British Open and PGA Championship. Winning two majors comes with a 50-point bonus. McIlroy also won the Bridgestone Invitational.

McIlroy had an adjusted scoring average of 68.62 to win the Vardon Trophy over Sergio Garcia (68.95).

The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland also won the PGA's player of the year and the Vardon Trophy in 2012.

The PGA Tour awards a separate award for player of the year based on a vote of the players. Voting for that ends Sept. 25.

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