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PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award winners

The PGA Tour first issued their Rookie of the Year award in 1990. Like the PGA Tour Player of the Year award, it's voted on by PGA Tour players who competed in at least 12 events in a given season.

Winning the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award, however, often turns out not to portend a good career. Of the 24 players to win the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award, only nine went on to win a major championship.

Since 1997, the year after Tiger Woods won twice to take the Rookie of the Year award, the PGA Tour Rookies of the Year since average 2.7 wins for their career. Only five have won major championships.

Year Player PGA Tour Wins Majors
2017 Xander Schauffele 2 0
2016 Emiliano Grillo 1 0
2015 Daniel Berger 0 0
2014 Chesson Hadley 1 0
2013 Jordan Spieth 1 0
2012 John Huh 1 0
2011 Keegan Bradley 3 1
2010 Rickie Fowler 1 0
2009 Marc Leishman 1 0
2008 Andres Romero 1 0
2007 Brandt Snedeker 6 0
2006 Trevor Immelman 2 1
2005 Sean O'Hair 4 0
2004 Todd Hamilton 1 1
2003 Ben Curtis 3 1
2002 Jonathan Byrd 5 0
2001 Charles Howell III 2 0
2000 Michael Clark II 1 0
1999 Carlos Franco 4 0
1998 Steve Flesch 4 0
1997 Stewart Cink 6 1
1996 Tiger Woods 79 14
1995 Woody Austin 4 0
1994 Ernie Els 19 4
1993 Vijay Singh 34 3
1992 Mark Carnevale 1 0
1991 John Daly 5 2
1990 Robert Gamez 3 0

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