The 2018 PGA ‘Player of the Year’ winner successfully defended his title on Monday afternoon, edging McIlroy for the honours.
Rory McIlroy defeated Koepka with a margin of five strokes on Sunday at East Lake, the venue for the TOUR Championship to claim his second FedExCup title. But a day later it was all about Koepka who defeated McIlroy with 84 points, 6 points more than the Irishman.
The PGA Tour is expected to announce its Player of the Year, which is voted on by the players, within the next month. Though there’s some debate if McIlroy’s consistency will top Koepka’s major dominance, history favours Koepka. Since the award’s introduction in 1990, only twice have the PGA of America and PGA Tour winners been different: Nick Faldo (PGA) and Wayne Levi (Tour) in 1990, and Corey Pavin (PGA) and Fred Couples (Tour) in 1991.
Koepka becomes the first player to defend the PGA Player of the Year since Tiger Woods in 2007.