Brooks Koepka named PGA Tour Player of the Year 2017-18

Two majors enough to land Koepka his first ever PGA Tour POY accolade. 

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018

Brooks Koepka named PGA Tour Player of the Year 2017-18

 

Brooks Koepka finally received some positive news to end his season after being named PGA Tour Player of the Year 2017-18.


 

Koepka has been in the news of late for his alleged bust-up with Dustin Johnson at the Ryder Cup, the same week he unfortunately blinded a lady spectator with one of his tee shots at Le Golf National.

The 28-year-old underwent wrist surgery at the start of the season and was forced to withdraw from The Masters in April, but he bounced back superbly when successfully defending his US Open title at Shinnecock Hills.

He then went on to win the US PGA Championship, ousting Tiger Woods for the title, to pick up his third career major and second victory of the season.

 

 

 

Koepka has only won four times in his PGA Tour career, but three of them have been majors - his sole Tour title came at the 2015 Phoenix Open, his first victory on the PGA Tour. 

He picked up five top-five finishes on the PGA Tour in 2017-18.

The big-hitting American moved up to second in the world rankings as a result of his two major victories this season, but he currently lies in third behind #1 Johnson and FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose in second.