Koepka named PGA Tour Player of the Year

  • Koepka named PGA Tour Player of the Year

Koepka named PGA Tour Player of the Year

Justin Thomas, who won the award last year, finished second to Koepka in the points standings that determine the PGA of America's Player of the Year award.

Brooks Koepka, whose outstanding 2018 campaign included two major titles was named the PGA OF America's Player of the Year on Wednesday as Dustin Johnson picked up the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average.

After starting the season on the bench with a wrist injury, Brooks Koepka won the 2018 Player of the Year on the PGA Tour.

"These feats were accomplished despite missing significant time due to injury, a testament to his work ethic and perseverance throughout the season". "It's been a roller-coaster year, being on the sidelines for four months and then to come out and win two majors".

Koepka won the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills to become the first player to go back-to-back since 1989.

Koepka landed the coveted honour despite missing almost three months with a wrist injury as he would go on to become the first repeat U.S. Open victor in 29 years and then triumphed at the PGA Championship for his third career major title.

Brooks capped of the year with a win over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship. World number one Johnson was third followed by England's Justin Rose, victor of the US PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff crown.

Thomas had echoed those sentiments when the PGA Tour offered up options for the Player of the Year, writing on twitter "Just give BK the trophy!"

Rumours of an argument between Koepka and world number one Johnson at the Ryder Cup, which were denied at the time, have since been confirmed by U.S. captain Jim Furyk.