Lorena Ochoa won the Player-of-the-Year award and did it thanks to a final round 67, finishing in 2nd place. Thanks to a great round it wrestled the POY award away from JiYai Shin, who stumbled to a 73 on Monday. It came down to the final holes, a bogey at 17 after a poor tee shot was the killer blow for Shin. If she could of birdied the last hole she would of nipped Ochoa, who now has been POY four straight years.
Honestly you have to question the season that Ochoa had. In looking at other tours, both Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood had good years. Both of them didn't win a major, but at least both of them were in contention at majors. For Ochoa, she had what many will say is a sub-par year, compared to her last three years. Ochoa did win 3 times in 22 starts, but the winds came in lesser events. In the four majors Ochoa never was in contention, her best major finish was T12th at the Kraft Nabisco. She had 13 top-tens, but again in big events she just didn't fare very well.