With three wins and seven top-10 finishes in eight tournaments, Aaron Goldberg of Carlsbad, Calif., has been named 2010 Rolex Player of the Year on the Canadian Tour.
Goldberg, with a scoring average of 68.36, set an all-time single season earnings record on his way in his march to the Canadian Tour money title.
He began the season with top-10 results in his first three events, including a tie for second at the Times Colonist Open in Victoria, but it was in the second half of the season that Goldberg, 23, caught fire.
Goldberg captured his first Canadian Tour title at the $300,000.00 Players Cup in Winnipeg, followed by a playoff victory at the ClubLink Jane Rogers Championship in Milton, Ont. He put the finishing touches on his season with a win at the $325,000.00 Canadian Tour Championship in St. Catharines, Ont.
With his win at the Tour Championship, Goldberg secured the 2010 Order of Merit title as the Canadian Tour’s top money earner. He also established a new Canadian Tour record for the most money earned in a single season with over $156,000, breaking the previous mark of $129,000 set in 1996 by Trevor Dodds.
Goldberg also won the Canadian Bursary Award as the top international player on the Canadian circuit and gained an exemption into the second stage of the PGA Tour qualifying school.