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SportRory McIlroy beats Brooks Koepka to win PGA Tour Player of the Year award for the third time

04:45  12 september  2019
04:45  12 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy pips world number one Brooks Koepka to be named the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season. McIlroy opened the 2019 calendar year with top-six finishes in his first five competitions before winning The Players to claim his 15th career PGA Tour

FedExCup champion Rory McIlroy has been named as the PGA Tour Player of the Year for a third time . Rory McIlroy has been voted as the PGA Tour Player of the Year . The 30- year -old beat world No 1 Brooks Koepka to the title after registering three victories during an impressive 2019

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Rory McIlroy added another award to his trophy cabinet as he was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year on Wednesday for a third time following a 2018-19 campaign capped by his FedExCup championship triumph.

The 30-year-old Northern Irishman beat Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele in a vote by players for the Jack Nicklaus Award.

Rory McIlroy beats Brooks Koepka to win PGA Tour Player of the Year award for the third time © 2019 Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR JUPITER, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is named the 2019 PGA TOUR Player of the Year. McIlroy poses with his trophies during the Player of the Year ceremony at The Bear's Club on September 11, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

McIlroy, who won the award in 2012 and 2014, made 17 of 19 cuts while racking up three victories, including at the season-ending Tour Championship where he also claimed the FedExCup.

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McIlroy beat out Brooks Koepka -- the PGA Championship winner -- in the player vote despite not winning a major championship on the season. "On behalf of the PGA Tour , my congratulations to Rory McIlroy on being voted the 2019 PGA Tour Player of the Year by the Tour 's membership

The four-times major champion's other victories came at The Players Championship and RBC Canadian Open, where he set a tournament record and won by seven shots -- the largest winning margin of the season.

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PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said in a statement: 'While there are a number of honors one can receive in this game, PGA Tour Player of the Year has to be among the most satisfying as it comes directly from his peers.

'Rory's season was a model of consistency punctuated by milestone victories and ultimately the FedExCup in Atlanta.'

Rory McIlroy beats Brooks Koepka to win PGA Tour Player of the Year award for the third time © ASSOCIATED PRESS Brooks Koepka hits from the first tee during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Koepka, who two weeks ago was named PGA of America Player of the Year, was considered the front-runner for the award after finishing in the top-five at all four majors, including at the PGA Championship where he picked up his fourth major title.

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Rory McIlroy added another award to his trophy cabinet as he was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year on Wednesday for a third time following a 2018-19 campaign capped by his FedEx Cup championship triumph. The 30- year -old Northern Irishman beat out Brooks Koepka

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