European Tour: Brooks Koepka named Rookie of the Year
Last Updated: 25/11/14 8:56pm
American Brooks Koepka has been named the Sir Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year for 2014.
The 24-year-old capped his first full season on the European Tour with a victory in the Turkish Airlines Open earlier this month which helped him to finish eighth in the Race to Dubai standings.
Koepka also finished in a tie for fourth at the US Open and joint-15th at the US PGA Championship as he became the second consecutive American to win the award, following on from his house-mate Peter Uihlein last year.
"Winning the Rookie of the Year means so much," he said. "I've worked so hard this year, and to see the results is fun.
"To cap the year off with a win in Turkey has made this year special, and it's a goal I've been working for since I was able to come out on Tour, and that was the goal starting the year.
"Looking back where I was two years ago, and then where I am today, is special. So to win in Turkey and win Rookie of the Year is amazing.
"Coming over, having nowhere to play and getting a win on The Challenge Tour, and then getting the promotion, was unbelievable.
"And now to win on the European Tour is special, and to win Rookie of the Year, you look at all the names, guys who have won it, especially last year; Pete Uihlein, so at least we can keep it in the house."