SI, asked 60 PGA Tour players which member of the class of '95 they would select as Rookie of the Year.
David Duval 30
Woody Austin 28
Justin Leonard 2
Players picking Duval were impressed by his consistent play and big lead on the money list. "A shoo-in. He's close to one million bucks, right?" said Nick Price. Glen Day added, "Woody may have a win, but Duval's played great all year. It's Rookie of the Year, not the week."
Austin's backers cited his win in the Buick Open and his stature as the truest rookie. "Winning's what it's all about," said Mark Calcavecchia. Added Bruce Fleisher, "Going through the Q school and finishing first is impressive. The other guys had Tour experience. Woody is the true Rookie of the Year."
Leonard's supporters showed more of a personal interest. "He's a 'Horn and a good guy," claimed fellow Texan Mark Brooks.