Twitter goes MAD as Rory McIlroy wins PGA Player of the Year award

Twitter was sent into a spiral on Wednesday as Rory McIlroy was named PGA Tour Player of the Year.

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Thu, 12 Sep 2019
Twitter goes MAD as Rory McIlroy wins PGA Player of the Year award

The PGA Tour Player of the Year award is an annual award where the Tour players themselves get to vote on who they believe deserves the Jack Nicklaus trophy at the end of the season. This year, the vote came down to four players: Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Matt Kuchar.

Although there were four players eligible for the award, everyone had it down as a two horse race between the world No.1 Koepka and the FedEx Cup champion McIlroy.

Well on Wednesday, McIlroy was sitting down with Jack Nicklaus himself when he was surprised as Nicklaus gave the Northern Irishman the news that he had won the PGA Tour Player of the Season award for the third time. Check out the fantastic moment below:

McIlroy receiving the award over Koepka has caused quite the stir, with many people tweeting their astonishment that the world No.1 and this year's winner of the PGA Championship had been overlooked.

It's certainly a topic for debate, as McIlroy has had a brilliant season, with 14 top 10's in 19 starts, including a win at The Players, the RBC Canadian Open and a four-shot win at the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup for a second time, although he missed the cut at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, where he was the home favourite.

Koepka on the other hand had an extremely successful year when it comes to major championships. He successfully defended the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, as well as being the runner up in both the Masters and the US Open, plus a T4 finish at the Open. The world No.1 also had nine top 10's in 21 events and won the WGC in Memphis where he was took on McIlroy in the final round and he also won the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. McIlroy's best finish at a major this season was T8 at the PGA Championship.

Take a look at some of the tweets below where McIlroy's win seemed to shock the majority of the golfing world.