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Brooks Koepka: 2017/18 PGA Tour Player Of The Year

It's official: Brooks Koepka is the 2017/18 PGA Tour Player of the Year (POTY).

The American managed to secure two separate major titles this year, going back-to-back at the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in June before finishing top of the pile at Bellerive Country Club to win the Wanamaker Trophy at 2018's final major championship - the PGA Championship.

Koepka was voted as POTY by a collection of PGA Tour members who have played in at least 15 FedEx Cup events in the 2017-18 season and finished ahead of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Open champion Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose and Justin Thomas.

2018 Major Highlights

U.S. Open Win

At the U.S. Open in June, Koepka stepped on to the fairways of Shinnecock Hills on Long Island in New York seeking to defend the title he so gloriously won just twelve months previous.

The reigning champion defended his crown with a final round 2-under-par 68, holding off Englishman Tommy Fleetwood by one shot. With this win he would go back-to-back at the championship after winning his maiden major at the 2017 U.S. Open at wide-open Erin Hills in Wisconsin, shooting rounds of 75-66-72-68 to finish at 1-over-par.

PGA Championship Win

Koepka had to deal with a stunning Tiger Woods charge in winning his third major title - and second of 2018. The 28-year-old looked calmness personified as he went about his business, keeping his nerve admirably as raucous crowds cheered every shot from his fourteen-time major winning rival.

The win saw the Floridian rise to world number two in the Official World Golf Rankings, while he joined Jordan Spieth as a triple major champion.

Catch the final round highlights from Bellerive Country Club below...

Brooks looked a mix of elated and stunned when he was presented with his first Wanamaker Trophy...

A Stunning 2018 (But Not Perfect)

It hasn't all been sunshine and roses for Koepka this year. He would win just one and a half points from a possible four at the 42nd Ryder Cup as Team USA relinquished the trophy with barely a whimper. Also, an unfortunate incident where a spectator was struck with an errant tee shot during a fourball match rendering her blind in one eye left him "heartbroken".

These unfortunate situations won't take away from what has been, undoubtedly, the best year in Koepka's short professional golfing career to date.

What's Next For Brooks?

Sitting at world number three in the Official World Golf Rankings gives Brooks an immediate target of going one step further than his career best second place. If he were to capture the world number one position in the coming months, you wouldn't hear many arguments from us.

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