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Rory McIlroy pips Brooks Koepka to PGA Tour Player of the Year award | Golf News

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Rory McIlroy has been voted as the PGA Tour Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy has been voted because the PGA Tour Participant of the Yr

FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy has been named because the PGA Tour Participant of the Yr for a 3rd time.

Rory McIlroy pips Brooks Koepka to PGA Tour Player of the Year award | Golf News 1

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The 30-year-old beat world No 1 Brooks Koepka to the title after registering three victories throughout a powerful 2019, following wins on the Gamers Championship and RBC Canadian Open by claiming the season-ending Tour Championship.

McIlroy registered 14 top-10s from his 19 begins in the course of the 2018-19 season and was voted for the award by PGA Tour members, having beforehand received the accolade in 2012 and 2014.

Koepka, who also registered three wins during the season, won the Player of the Year award in 2018

Koepka, who additionally registered three wins in the course of the season, received the Participant of the Yr award in 2018

PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan mentioned: “Whereas there are a variety of honours one can obtain on this recreation, PGA Tour Participant of the Yr must be among the many most satisfying because it comes straight from his friends.

“Rory’s season was a mannequin of consistency punctuated by milestone victories and in the end the FedExCup in Atlanta.”

McIlroy is now a 17-time winner on the PGA Tour

McIlroy is now a 17-time winner on the PGA Tour

McIlroy posted a tied-fourth end in his Sentry Event of Champions debut and registered top-fives on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open and Genesis Open, earlier than settling for second behind Dustin Johnson on the WGC-Mexico Championship.

The Northern Irishman claimed a share of fourth in his title defence on the Arnold Palmer Invitational however returned to the winner’s circle per week later, holding on for a one-shot win at The Gamers.

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McIlroy suffered a last-16 exit to Tiger Woods on the WGC-Dell Match Play and failed in his newest pursuit to finish the profession Grand Slam, ending tied-21st on the Masters, earlier than following back-to-back top-10s at Quail Hole and Bethpage Black along with his first missed minimize of the 12 months at The Memorial.

The previous world No 1 bounced again to cruise to victory in Canada, the place he broke the event report with a final-round 61 on his solution to a seven-shot win, with McIlroy then ending tied-ninth on the US Open to finish a run of three straight missed cuts on the occasion.

McIlroy is up to second in the world rankings

McIlroy is as much as second on this planet rankings

McIlroy suffered disappointment on dwelling soil with an early exit at The Open, quadruple-bogeying the opening gap at Royal Portrush, earlier than ending tied-fourth on the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational after a final-round 71 alongside eventual winner Koepka.

The four-time main champion completed tied-fourth and tied-19th over the opening two FedExCup play-off occasions to move to East Lake fifth within the standings, the place McIlroy registered a four-shot win to assert the FedExCup for a second time and its $15million jackpot.

Koepka, Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele had been the opposite gamers shortlisted for the award, whereas Sungjae Im was voted the 2019 PGA Tour Rookie of the Yr.

Rory McIlroy pips Brooks Koepka to PGA Tour Player of the Year award | Golf News 1

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