McIlroy named PGA Tour player of the year

McIlroy voted PGA Tour Player of the Year

He has played only 16 events on the senior tour and 67 on the main tour over that span, but nine of them have come this season and his appearance in Cary for the first time may indicate a growing commitment to the senior game after hip replacement surgery in 2017.

"Well you've got three now", Nicklaus said. I think this speaks volumes of what PGA Tour players feel is important. Players just don't feel only four weeks are important.

"I think that's a huge vote of confidence from the players that we play for more than just, you know, maybe what the narrative suggests".

McIlroy and Koepka were the only PGA Tour players to win three events this past season.

There's the KLM Open teeing off at The International in the capital of Holland on Thursday, and the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs for the resumption of the PGA Tour.

Rory McIlroy captures the biggest cash payout in golf history, claims the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. Koepka also won three times, including the PGA Championship and a World Golf Championship. He became only the third player to win The Players, a major championship, the FedExCup and a World Golf Championships event in his career, joining Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson.

No. Not even McIlroy expected McIlroy to beat out Koepka for the honor.

Add another accolade to the list for Rory McIlroy.

He won three times, same as McIlroy, led the FedEx Cup in the regular season and won the money title by almost $2 million over McIlroy.

Across the Atlantic, the PGA Tour event is officially called A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and it boasts a not too shabby purse of $7.5 million (over R110.3 million).

Nicklaus (1973), Woods (2005) and Jordan Spieth (2015) are the only other players to have finished in the top four in every major for the year. He finished tied for second at the Masters in April, won the PGA Championship for the second straight year at Bethpage Black in May, finished solo second at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in June and tied for fourth at the Open Championship in July. Many of them are average pros who will never win a major, but have a clear understanding of how hard it is to finish inside the top-10 almost every week.

Global team captain Ernie Els and USA captain Woods will make their four selections to complete their 12-man teams on November 4 for the December 9-15 matchplay showdown at Royal Melbourne. He was the only rookie to reach the Tour Championship, and while he didn't win, he began the PGA Tour's postseason at No. 23 in the FedEx Cup.

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