Dustin Johnson rode a career-best three wins this season into being named the 2016 PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Johnson, who will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, was selected for the honor over Australia's Jason Day, North Ireland's Rory McIlroy, Australia's Adam Scott, American Jordan Spieth and Sweden's Henrik Stenson.
PGA Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events this season were eligible to cast a vote.
"You know, I'm very honored to receive the PGA TOUR Player of the Year, also the Palmer Trophy and the Nelson Award. They're great honors," Johnson said. "I don't even know if I ever even dreamed that this would be happening, but obviously it was a great season. I worked really hard on all parts of my game this whole year, and I'm going to continue to do that, you know, and just very blessed to be receiving all these awards. I'm very thankful for the opportunity to receive these."
"On behalf of the PGA TOUR, my congratulations to Dustin Johnson for his outstanding play on big stages during the 2015-16 season," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. "His hard work on the golf course and in the gym paid off with the finest season of his career, and the member vote reflects the respect his peers have for him."
Johnson won the U.S Open and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and posted a record-breaking performance at the BMW Championship. The 32-year-old has notched at least one PGA Tour victory in nine consecutive seasons, marking the longest active streak on the tour.
"Obviously I got into the year starting off great," Johnson said. "I felt like I played really well and really solid throughout the first half of the year, just had a lot of chances to win some tournaments, just couldn't quite get it done. But I felt like -- it felt like every single week I was up there and had a chance to win.
"I knew what I was doing was working. I just needed to keep working at it. I knew that it was going to come along, and obviously it did, getting my first major at the U.S. Open."
Johnson also ended up second at the RBC Canadian Open, notched third-place finishes at the Houston Open and the Memorial Tournament and secured a Tour-best 15 top-10 finishes.