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Brooks Koepka voted PGA Tour's top player of the year

Brooks Koepka lifts the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Koepka has won PGA Tour player of the year on the strength of his two major cham Brooks Koepka: US golfer named PGA Tour player of the year
Cary Erickson | 11 October, 2018, 03:57

Brooks Koepka has been named Player of the Year by the PGA Tour for the 2017-18 season, the organization announced Tuesday.

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.

Will be updated.Brooks Koepka wins PGA Tour player of the year on the strength of his two major championships.

"These feats were accomplished despite missing significant time due to injury, a testament to his work ethic and perseverance throughout the season".

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Koepka's successful season, which included two majors and four other top 10s, is all the more impressive given he missed the first part of the season (and the first major of the year) with a wrist injury. It was the first time someone has defended at the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange did it in 1989.

Koepka's third major championship came quickly after.

PGA Tour players who competed in at least 15 FedEx Cup events in the 2017-18 season were eligible to vote on the award. "But they're as close as they've ever been, and it really had no effect on either one of them".

"It's not real complicated", Woods said when referring to Koepka's year on Tour. But Koepka certainly has the inside track, with both Player of the Year awards going to the same player every year since 1992. Also nominated are Rose, Johnson, Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and British Open champion Francesco Molinari - all competing at the Ryder Cup in France this week.