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Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – Following Sunday’s conclusion of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, nominees for PGA TOUR Player of the Year and PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year were finalized by the PGA TOUR Player Directors and members of the Player Advisory Council (PAC).

The nominees for the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA TOUR Player of the Year are (alphabetically):  Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy (pictured by Getty Images), Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson. The nominees for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year are Victor Dubuisson, Chesson Hadley and Brooks Koepka.

The Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards are determined by a member vote, with PGA TOUR members who played in at least 15 official money events during the 2013-14 season eligible to vote. The voting will close on Thursday, September 25, at 5 p.m. ET, with the winners of the respective awards to be announced the week of September 28.

Player of the Year nominees

Billy Horschel

  • Entered 27 events with victories (2) at the BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola.
  • Finished first in the FedExCup.
  • Finished seventh on official money list ($4,814,787).
  • Recorded a total of five top-10 finishes.
  • Of note: Sixth player to win multiple FedExCup Playoff events in one season, joining Tiger Woods (2007), Vijay Singh (2008), Camilo Villegas (2008), Rory McIlroy (2012) and Henrik Stenson (2013).

Martin Kaymer

  • Entered 19 events with wins (2) at THE PLAYERS Championship and the U.S. Open.
  • Finished 16th in the FedExCup.
  • Finished 10th on official money list ($4,532,537).
  • Recorded a total of four top-10 finishes.
  • Of note: First-ever player to win THE PLAYERS and the U.S. Open in the same season.

Rory McIlroy

  • Entered 17 events with victories (3) at The Open Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship.
  • Finished third in the FedExCup.
  • Finished first on official money list ($8,280,096).
  • Recorded a total of 12 top-10 finishes to lead the PGA TOUR.
  • Of note: Winner of the Byron Nelson Trophy for Adjusted Scoring Average (68.827) and Arnold Palmer Award as the leading money-winner ($8,280,096); first player since Padraig Harrington (2008) to win consecutive majors (The Open Championship, PGA Championship).

Jimmy Walker

  • Entered 27 events with victories (3) at the Frys.com Open, Sony Open in Hawaii and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
  • Finished seventh in the FedExCup.
  • Finished fourth on official money list ($5,787,016).
  • Recorded a total of 10 top-10 finishes.
  • Of note: Led the FedExCup standings for 36 of the first 37 weeks of the season, including a record 30 straight weeks; performed well in season’s biggest events with a T6 at THE PLAYERS, a T7 at the PGA Championship, a T8 at the Masters Tournament and a T9 at the U.S. Open.

Bubba Watson

  • Entered 21 events with victories (2) at the Northern Trust Open and the Masters Tournament.
  • Finished fifth in the FedExCup.
  • Finished second on official money list ($6,336,978).
  • Recorded a total of eight top-10 finishes.
  • Of note: Eight top-10 finishes were a career high.

Rookie of the Year nominees

Victor Dubuisson

  • Entered 10 events with three top-10 finishes at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship (2), The Open Championship (T9) and PGA Championship (T7).
  • Joined the PGA TOUR as a Special Temporary Member after a runner-up finish to Jason Day at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.
  • Earned a total of $1,693,486.
  • Earned 662 non-member FedExCup points to secure PGA TOUR membership for 2014-15.

Chesson Hadley

  • Entered 29 events with a victory (1) at the Puerto Rico Open presented byseepuertorico.com.
  • Finished 49th in the FedExCup and was lone rookie to qualify for the BMW Championship, the third of four FedExCup Playoff events.
  • Finished 58th on official money list ($1,703,316).
  • Recorded a total of four top-10 finishes.

Brooks Koepka

  • Entered 16 events with two top-10 finishes at the Frys.com Open (T3) and the U.S. Open (T4).
  • Joined the PGA TOUR as a Special Temporary Member after a T21 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
  • Earned a total of $1,043,115.
  • Earned 589 non-member FedExCup points to secure PGA TOUR membership for 2014-15.

Author

Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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