The chip on Brooks Koepka’s shoulder may have gotten a tiny bit smaller on Wednesday when the big-hitting Floridian was tapped by the PGA of America to be its Player of the Year by an astounding margin.
Koepka earned 126 points to take home the honor, while Justin Thomas ran a distant second collecting just 66 points. The PGA of America’s POY award is determined by a points distribution system that awards points for tournament wins, money list standings and adjusting scoring average standings.
Koepka earned 76 points total through the three point-earning metrics, but his double-major season earned 50 bonus points, putting him heads and shoulders above the competition.
Brooks won by a long shot.https://t.co/C8pau11gV6
— Golf World (@GolfWorld) September 26, 2018
The other top-10 finishers in the POY standings were as follows: 3. Dustin Johnson, 4. Justin Rose, 5. Bryson DeChambeau, 6. Bubba Watson, 7. Francesco Molinari, 8. Webb Simpson, 9. Patrick Reed and 10.Tiger Woods.
Johnson took home the Vardon Trophy, given to the player with the lowest adjusted scoring average, for the second time in three years thanks to a 68.698 adjusted scoring average on the season. Rose finished second with a 68.993 average.
The PGA Tour will hand out their Player of the Year award next week. The Tour’s POY is determined by a membership vote as opposed to the point system implemented by the PGA of America.