PGA TOUR announces six nominees for 2018 PGA TOUR Player of the Year

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    Justin Rose Finished No. 1 in the FedExCup
    Following Sunday’s conclusion of the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs, nominees for PGA TOUR Player of the Year and PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year were finalized by the PGA TOUR Player Directors and members of the Player Advisory Council (PAC).
    The nominees for the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA TOUR Player of the Year are (alphabetically) Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose and Justin Thomas. The nominees for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year are Austin Cook, Satoshi Kodaira, Keith Mitchell, Joaquin Niemann and Aaron Wise.
    The Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards are determined by a member vote, with PGA TOUR members who played in at least 15 FedExCup events during the 2017-18 season eligible to vote. The voting will close on Monday, October 1, at 5 p.m. ET. The winners will be announced at a later date.
    Player of the Year nominees
    Bryson DeChambeau, 25
    Clovis, California
    • Entered 26 events with victories (3) at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, THE NORTHERN TRUST and the Dell Technologies Championship.
    • Finished No. 3 in the FedExCup.
    • Recorded a total of nine top-10 finishes among 22 made cuts.
    Dustin Johnson, 34
    Jupiter, Florida
    • Entered 20 events with victories (3) at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, FedEx St. Jude Classic and the RBC Canadian Open.
    • Finished No. 4 in the FedExCup.
    • Finished first in Adjusted Scoring Average (68.698).
    • Recorded a total of 12 top-10 finishes among 19 made cuts.
    Brooks Koepka, 28
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    • Entered 17 events with victories (2) at the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship.
    • Finished No. 9 in the FedExCup.
    • Finished ninth in Adjusted Scoring Average (69.444).
    • Recorded a total of six top-10 finishes among 15 made cuts.
    Francesco Molinari, 35
    Turin, Italy
    • Entered 20 events with victories (2) at the Quicken Loans National and The Open Championship.
    • Finished No. 17 in the FedExCup.
    • Recorded a total of five top-10 finishes among 17 made cuts.
    Justin Rose, 38
    London, England
    • Entered 18 events with victories (2) at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and the Fort Worth Invitational.
    • Finished No. 1 in the FedExCup.
    • Finished second in Adjusted Scoring Average (68.993).
    • Recorded a total of 11 top-10 finishes among 17 made cuts.
    Justin Thomas, 25
    Louisville, Kentucky
    • Entered 23 events with victories (3) at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, The Honda Classic and the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.
    • Finished No. 7 in the FedExCup.
    • Finished third in Adjusted Scoring Average (69.118).
    • Recorded a total of 10 top-10 finishes among 21 made cuts.
    Rookie of the Year nominees
    Austin Cook, 27
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
    • Entered 29 events with a victory at The RSM Classic.
    • Finished No. 38 in the FedExCup.
    • Recorded a total of three top-10 finishes among 24 made cuts.
    • 2017 graduate of the Web.com Tour.
    Satoshi Kodaira, 29
    Tokyo, Japan
    • Entered 18 events with a victory at the RBC Heritage.
    • Finished No. 94 in the FedExCup.
    • Recorded a total of two top-25 finishes among eight made cuts.
    Keith Mitchell, 26
    Sea Island, Georgia
    • Entered 29 events with four top-10s among 21 made cuts.
    • Finished No. 67 in the FedExCup.
    • 2017 graduate of the Web.com Tour.
    Joaquin Niemann, 19
    Santiago, Chile
    • Entered 13 events with best result coming at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier (T5).
    • Accumulated 489 non-member FedExCup points to earn full status on TOUR for the 2018-19 season.
    • Recorded a total of four top-10 finishes among nine made cuts.
    Aaron Wise, 22
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Entered 29 events with a victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
    • Finished No. 24 in the FedExCup.
    • Recorded a total of four top-10 finishes among 16 made cuts.
    • 2017 graduate of the Web.com Tour.

     

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