Spaniard Jon Rahm named PGA of America’s Player of the Year

US Open champion Jon Rahm added further accolades to a stellar campaign on Tuesday as the Spaniard was named the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America Player of the Year and also collected the Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average.

For world number one Rahm, who finished runner-up to Justin Thomas for the PGA of America honors last year, it marked the first time in his career that he clinched the points-based award that factors in tournament wins, official money and scoring average. Rahm, who finished one shot back of Patrick Cantlay in the season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday in Atlanta, tallied a career-best 75 Player of the Year points.

Rahm, who recorded a PGA Tour-leading 15 top-10 finishes in 22 events, also won the Vardon Trophy with an average score of 69.3. Dustin Johnson finished runner-up (69.619) while South African Louis Oosthuizen (69.714) was third. — Reuters

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.