Three-time major winner and 2018 Ryder Cup U.S. Team member Brooks Koepka has been named PGA TOUR Player of the Year.
The 28-year-old Koepka won the title beating some of the season’s best perfomers including Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas and Francesco Molinari.
He will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for winning PGA TOUR Player of the year, as voted by the TOUR membership for the 2017-18 season.
Player of the Year voting process
Members of the PGA TOUR who played in at least 15 FedExCup events during 2017-18 were eligible to take part in the voting process, which ended on 1 October.
The worthy winner finished the current golf season at a career-best ninth place in the FedExCup standings.
Among his most famous victories are the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open—Brooks Koepka is the first golfer to win consecutive U.S. Open Championships since Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989—and the 2018 PGA Championship.
This season, Koepka has also earned four top-10 finishes at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and Charles Schwab Challenge.
A ‘historic’ season
Via a statement, PGA TOUR Commissioner, Jay Monahan, said: “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, our congratulations to Brooks Koepka on being voted PGA TOUR Player of the Year by his peers.
“Brooks has brought a new brand of athleticism to the PGA TOUR, and we saw the results this year with his historic season at the major championships and a top-10 finish in the FedExCup.
“These feats were accomplished despite missing significant time due to injury, a testament to his work ethic and perseverance throughout the season,” he added.
Most recently, the 28-year-old golfer was in the news due to his appearance at the 2018 Ryder Cup. During the tournament, his tee shot injured a spectator, leaving her blind in one eye.
The player is said to have been left “heartbroken” by the incident.
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