On the strength of two major championship victories, Brooks Koepka has earned Player of the Year honors for the 2017-18 PGA Tour season.
The 28-year-old Floridian won the U.S. Open and PGA Championship while posting four additional top-10 finishes. Making his Player of the Year achievement even more notable is the fact that Koepka missed the first three months of this year, including the Masters, because of a wrist injury.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour, our congratulations to Brooks Koepka on being voted PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers,” said Tour commissioner Jay Monahan. “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 FedEx Cup. These feats were accomplished despite missing significant time due to injury, a testament to his work ethic and perseverance throughout the season.”
Koepka became the first player in nearly 30 years to win back-to-back U.S. Opens and is only the fifth American since 1945 to win three or more majors before the age of 29. He also posted four rounds of 63, one being the lowest final round ever shot at the Players Championship.
Koepka, who will receive the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, was selected for the honor over fellow nominees Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose and Justin Thomas.