23-year-old American Xander Schauffele capped off a brilliant post-season with the title of PGA Tour Rookie of the Year on Tuesday.
The California star won twice on his breakout season, most notably taking the Tour Championship in September and becoming the first rookie to do so.
Schauffele jumped to 32nd in the world following his win at East Lake, which followed his triumph at the Greenbrier Classic in July to go with 20 of 28 cuts made this year.
‘Being recognised by your peers is one of the highest honours a player can receive, and Xander’s win at the Tour Championship during the FedExCup Playoffs capped off what had already been a remarkable rookie season,’ said PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan in a statement.
He did not feature in The Masters and missed the cut at The Open, but tied for fifth at the US Open and added a 20th place finish at the PGA Championship to strengthen his credentials for the award.