Koepka takes McIlroy for the PGA of America 2019 award

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Koepka and McIlroy are also expected to be the main contenders for the PGA Tour & # 39; s player of the year award

Brooks Koepka has been named PGA of America player of the year for the second consecutive season.

Rory McIlroy for the prize despite the victory of the Northern Irishman at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday.

The duo is also certainly the two main contenders for the prestigious PGA Tour & # 39; s player of the year award voted by their colleagues & # 39; s.

The point system of the PGA of America saw Koepka just before McIlroy.

Both players won three events in 2019, but the PGA of America uses a system that awards points for wins, scored average and position on the seasonal money list, which was closed before the Tour Championship.

World number one Koepka successfully defended his US PGA title in May in addition to winning the World Golf Championship S Jude Invitational and the CJ Cup.

Those three wins earned more points, according to the PGA of America & # 39; s formula, than McIlroy & # 39; s wins in the Players Championship, Canadian Open and Sunday & # 39; s Tour Championship.

The American also finished second in the Masters and US Open and shared fourth place in the Open championship, with McIlroy's best major finish in eighth place in the US PGA.

McIlroy, who earned £ 12.2 million for his East Lake triumph, ended the PGA Tour season with the best batting average of 69.05 with Koepka [69.4] only fourth since Patrick Cantlay [69.31] and Webb Simpson [69.38] took second and third place.

Players are voted into the player of the year PGA Tour & award with an announcement expected in the coming weeks.

Koepka is the first player to win Wood Tiger consecutive PGA of America player of the year awards since 2007.

McIlroy returns to action this week in the European Masters in Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

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