Chesson Hadley – PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year

Chesson Hadley (pictured by Getty Images), 27, burst on to the scene with his win at the Puerto Rico Open presented by, firing four rounds in the 60s for a two-stroke victory over Danny Lee. In addition to his win in Puerto Rico, Hadley added top-10 finishes at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (T5), Deutsche Bank Championship (T9) and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (T10).

Hadley was the only rookie to advance to the BMW Championship, the third of four FedExCup Playoffs events, finishing the season No. 49 in the FedExCup and No. 58 on the official money list ($1,703,316).

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Hadley becomes the third former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket to win Rookie of the Year honors, joining Stewart Cink (1997) and Michael Clark II (2000).

Hadley was selected over Victor Dubuisson and Brooks Koepka.


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