Stanford's Patrick Rodgers wins Haskins Award

kprice@ledger-enquirer.comJune 10, 2014 

A Pac-12 golfer has won the Haskins Award for the second straight year.

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers was named as the 2014 winner on Monday. Cal's Michael Kim won the award last year.

Rodgers, who was a three-time all-American, won 11 tournaments during his career.

"Patrick Rodgers is the best amateur golfer in the world and he certainly deserves a place in history. We are proud to honor him, his family and his university with an award that represents the principles, values and traditions of this wonderful game. His resume speaks for itself and it helped him emerge from a very talented cadre of college golfers this year," J. Madden Hatcher, the chairman of the Fred Haskins Commission, said in a news release.

Rodgers won Pac-12 championship as well as one of the NCAA regionals, the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, The Prestige at PGA West, the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and the Goodwin this year. He tied for 15th in the NCAA championships.

The Haskins Award is presented by Stifel and governed by the Fred Haskins Commission. It is named for a resident pro at the Country Club of Columbus who long ago learned to play the game at Hoylake, the site of the 2014 British Open.

Rodgers will receive the award on July 1 at a special reception at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., He also receives an exemption to compete in the 2014 Greenbrier Classic, played on the Old White TPC.

Previous Haskins winners have won 28 majors and 260 professional tournaments.

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