Brooks Koepka edges Rory McIlroy to win second straight PGA of America Player of the Year Award

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Brooks Koepka edged Rory McIlroy to win a second straight PGA of America Player of the Year Award.

World No. 1 Koepka claimed three victories during the 2018-19 PGA Tour season, winning The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, the U.S. PGA Championship and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

While McIlroy won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup title on Sunday, he was edged by Koepka to the player of the year crown.

Koepka finished with 84 points, ahead of McIlroy (78) with Patrick Cantlay and U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland (42) well back.

The American is the first player to win back-to-back PGA of America Player of the Year crowns since Tiger Woods (2006 and 2007).

McIlroy did claim a prize, winning the Vardon Trophy for being the leader in adjusted scoring average.

The Northern Irishman added to his 2012 and 2014 titles with an adjusted average of 69.057, beating Cantlay (69.306) and Webb Simpson (69.377).

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