Koepka voted as the 2018 PGA Tour Player of the Year

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The 2018 US Open and PGA Championship winner, Brooks Koepka, was announced on Tuesday as the PGA Tour Player of the Year.

The 28-year-old was voted by his peers as the Jack Nicklaus Trophy winner after a memorable year on the golf course.

Having missed the early part of the season due to a left wrist injury, Koepka not only managed to win the US Open Championship and the PGA Championship, but had second-place finishes at the WGC-HSBC Champions Tournament and Fort Worth Invitational, as well as four other top-10 finishes throughout the season.

Koepka joined the history books of the elite as just the fifth American with three major wins before the age of 29 and just the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same season.

“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.” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said on Tuesday. “These feats were accomplished despite missing significant time due to injury, a testament to his work ethic and perseverance throughout the season.”

Last month, Brooks received the PGA of America Player of the Year, which is awarded on a points-based system.

Well done Brooks on being recognised at the PGA Tour Player of the Year, following on from a phenomenal 2018 season. You battled so hard to get through a tough start to the year and nobody deserves this award more.