Brooks Koepka Named PGA Tour Player of the Year for 2017-18

Brooks Koepka in 2018. Photo by Mark Newcombe/REX/Shutterstock

Brooks Koepka received another recognition for the phenomenal season he had and was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year for 2017-18. This comes after Koepka won two majors and finished in ninth place in the FedExCup, which was his career-best. The 28-year-old American also had four additional top-10 finishes.

Other finalists for the PGA Tour Player of the Year honor were Francesco Molinari, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and Bryson DeChambeau.

On behalf of the PGA TOUR, our congratulations to Brooks Koepka on being voted PGA TOUR Player of the Year by his peers,” – said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan in a statement. “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.

Brooks Koepka managed to win his second consecutive U.S. Open in June 2018, while winning PGA Championship in two months later. By doing so, he became the first golfer since 2000 and Tiger Woods to win both of these majors in the same year.