Win­less Rory will al­ways look back fondly on 2017

Irish Examiner - Sport - - GOLF -

Justin Thomas has been voted PGA Tour player of the year for his re­mark­able sea­son of five vic­to­ries, his first ma­jor cham­pi­onship and the Fedex Cup ti­tle.

Thomas all but locked up the award when he closed with a 66 at East Lake and was runner-up at the Tour Cham­pi­onship to cap­ture the Fedex Cup. His five vic­to­ries in­cluded the PGA Cham­pi­onship and a Fedex Cup play­off event, and he set the tour’s 72-hole scor­ing record at the Sony Open. Also on the bal­lot were Jor­dan Spi­eth, Dustin John­son and Hideki Mat­suyama.

Xan­der Schauf­fele, whose two vic­to­ries this sea­son in­cluded the Tour Cham­pi­onship, was voted PGA Tour rookie of the year.

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