Brooks Koepka has been named the 2017-18 Player of the Year by the PGA Tour.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 9, 2018
Koepka defended his title at the U.S. Open in June, then won the PGA Championship in August, becoming the fifth player to win both in the same season and the first since Tiger Woods in 2000.
Koepka finished a career-best ninth in the FedExCup, earning four additional top-10 finishes, including second-place finishes at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and Charles Schwab Challenge.
“On behalf of the PGA Tour, our congratulations to Brooks Koepka on being voted PGA Tour Player of the Year by his peers,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said via 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.”
Koepka was selected over a group of finalists that included Francesco Molinari, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau.
His buddy, and alleged fighting bro, even tweeted out congrats.
Congratulations @bkoepka. Great season bro…POY well deserved
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) October 9, 2018
Looks like he’s not holding any grudges against Brooks for liking his wife’s IG pics.
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) October 2, 2018