Support Golf At This Year's BBC SPOTY Awards

Suzann Pettersen and Tiger Woods have been nominated for awards, vote here...

Support Golf At This Year's BBC SPOTY Awards

Suzann Pettersen and Tiger Woods have been nominated for awards at this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Vote for them here...

Support Golf At This Year's BBC SPOTY Awards

The BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Awards are fast-approaching and golf features in the nominations for two of the three awards that have been released so far.

Whilst no golfers have been nominated for the main award (cough *Rory McIlroy* cough), Suzann Pettersen is up for the Greatest Sporting Moment 2019 and Tiger Woods is up for the World Sports Star Of The Year award.

The BBC gets a lot of flack for its supposed lack of interest in the game, especially after it recently gave up its Masters coverage, but it must at least be commended for featuring golf in these two awards.

The competition is very, very tough so make sure you cast your votes for the two golfers!

Suzann Pettersen's Solheim Cup-winning putt - Greatest Sporting Moment Of 2019

Suzann Pettersen's phenomenal birdie putt on the final green to win the Solheim Cup for Europe would be a worthy winner of the Greatest Sporting Moment of 2019.

The Norwegian came back from having a baby to play in her final Solheim Cup, and the last ever stroke of her long career sealed a 14.5-13.5 victory over the USA.

If it missed, the USA retained the Cup but it went dead-centre to ensure Europe won for the first time since 2013.

Gleneagles went crazy and it was a huge moment for the women's game in this continent, which looks to be bouncing back after some recent tough times.

VOTE FOR SUZANN PETTERSEN - Greatest Sporting Moment 2019

Tiger Woods - World Sports Star Of The Year 2019

The American achieved the unthinkable in April when he won his first Major in almost 11 years at the Masters.

It was Woods' fifth Green Jacket and 15th Major, having been widely written off after personal and health struggles.

He held off Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele and playing partner Francesco Molinari, who won this award in 2018, to win by a single stroke after a final round 70.

Woods' body got the better of him throughout the summer months but out of nowhere he won his second title of the year at the Zozo Championship in Japan.

That was his 82nd PGA Tour victory, equalling the record set by the late, great Sam Snead.

VOTE FOR TIGER WOODS - World Sports Star of the Year 2019

The 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards take place in Aberdeen on 15th December.

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5