Graeme McDowell And Martin Kaymer Share Top Award

European Ryder Cup teammates Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer have together won the 2010 European Tour Golfer of the Year award the first time the honor has been shared in its 26-year history.

Both players enjoyed outstanding seasons, with 25-year-old German Kaymer wiining the U.S. PGA designation, as well as pipping Northern Irishman McDowell to the Race to Dubai money list title.

Meanwhile, 31-year-old McDowell also won his first major - the U.S. Open -and sunk the winning putt that gave Europe victory over the American in the Ryder Cup.

McDowell told the official European Tour website: "I am truly humbled to get this coveted award. It is the icing on the cake on what has been a very unique year for myself, Martin and everyone involved in European golf.

"It is an honor to share this prize with a player of Martin's caliber. He is one of the best players of our generation and I am confident will enjoy many more successes in the years to come."

Kaymer echoed those sentiments, adding: "This has been a really great year for me and winning this award is the perfect ending.

"It is credit for my performances in 2010 and to be voted for by the golfing media, the people who watch and report on our sport throughout the year, makes me feel very proud."

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