After starting the season on the bench with a wrist injury, Brooks Koepka won the 2018 Player of the Year on the PGA Tour. He missed the first major of the year but still managed to win two of the last three majors of the year.
Many were not sure how Brooks would play this year. A wrist injury is very worrisome, especially for a golfer who is known for hitting the ball miles off the tee. He proved his wrist was just fine after successfully defending at the U.S. Open. It was the first time someone has defended at the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange did it in 1989.
Brooks capped of the year with a win over Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship. “Brooks has brought a new brand of athleticism to the PGA Tour, and we saw the results this year with his historic season at the major championships and a top-10 finish in the FedExCup,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said in a release. “These feats were accomplished despite missing significant time due to injury, a testament to his work ethic and perseverance throughout the season.”
It was the first time a player won the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship since Tiger did it in 2000. Brooks Koepka will look to three peat at the U.S. Open in 2019. I will be very hard to count him out.