Yeah I think he'd have still stayed in Florida regardless. Winning SPOTY is nice but it's also something that's soon forgotten, whereas winning another slam will always be remembered. It's different for a lot of the other sportspeople at the awards - they have longer off-seasons so much more time to prepare. For tennis players, they have to cram in so much training into just a few weeks - not worth interrupting that to attend an awards ceremony.
I think something like this is of secondary importance to Andy - nice to have but not essential for his career. Anyway I'm sure winning the BBC Scotland SPOTY will mean a lot to him.
Wiggins always was going to win this. I guess Tour de France sounds much more exotic than US Open.
Just shows how little people know about what's involved here. But given the other contenders for this SPOTY I think that, by coming third, we can assume that Andy has now finally 'arrived' in the hearts and minds of the British public.
By the way - I've heard complaints from some who wanted to vote for other contenders that they couldn't get through either, so it wasn't just us.