Brooks Koepka, Ariya Jutanugarn and Bernhard Langer are the 2018 gamers of the yr on golf’s main excursions, as voted by the Golf Writers Affiliation of America.
Koepka was voted 2018 PGA Tour participant of the yr for the primary time, Jutanugarn was voted the LPGA participant of the yr for the second time and Langer took residence 2018 PGA Tour Champions participant of the yr honors for the third yr in a row.
Regardless of lacking practically 4 months initially of 2018 resulting from a wrist harm, Koepka gained the U.S, Open and the PGA Championship, repeating because the U.S. winner.
The 28-year previous former Florida State participant is simply the fifth to win each the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in the identical yr. He additionally grew to become the primary participant since Curtis Unusual in 1988-89 to win consecutive U.S. Open titles.
“It’s unbelievable any time you’ll be able to win participant of the yr. That’s fairly cool. Whether or not it’s by your friends or the writers, anyone that takes discover of what you’re doing I feel it’s fairly particular,” stated Kopeka, who additionally tied for 11th in The Gamers Championship, matching the match file of 63 within the closing spherical, with a double-eagle 2 on the par-5 16th gap.
Jutanugarn gained 3 times together with the 2018 U.S. Ladies’s Open whereas incomes Rolex Participant of the Yr honors on the LPGA Tour.
She dominated ladies’s skilled golf, capturing the Race to the CME Globe, the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring common and the season-long cash title. She additionally set single season information for many rounds within the 60s (57) and probably the most birdies (470).
Langer gained twice on the PGA Champion in 2018 to extend his profession victory whole to 38, second-most in Tour historical past. He additionally had six second-place finishes and 14 top-10s in his 24 begins. It’s the fifth time Langer has gained the Senior Participant of the Yr award from the GWAA.
Koepka, Jutanugarn and Langer will obtain their awards on the 47th ISPS HANDA GWAA Annual Awards Dinner offered by The PGA of America and USGA on Wednesday April 10 in Augusta, Ga.