RIDGELAND, S.C. — Cameron Younger, a five-time runner-up this previous season, was named the winner of the Arnold Palmer Award because the PGA Tours high rookie on Wednesday.
It is very particular, Younger stated. I do know the namesake, Arnold Palmer, clearly was a large within the sport of golf, and weve got him to thank for lots of what we do in the present day, what the PGA Tour is. Simply to be associated to that in some small approach may be very cool. I do know we had a really sturdy rookie class and I do know it is voted [for] by my friends, so it is an enormous honor to be considered in that approach, simply to type of end the yr that approach.
Younger, a former Wake Forest star, completed second on the Sanderson Farms Championship, The Genesis Invitational, Wells Fargo Championship, The Open and Rocket Mortgage Basic. His 5 runner-up finishes tied for essentially the most by a participant in a single season throughout the previous 40 years. Vijay Singh additionally achieved the feat in 2003.
Younger completed third on the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in Could, lacking a playoff with eventual winner Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris by 1 stroke. On the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship at St. Andrews in July, Younger completed solo second, 1 shot behind winner Cameron Smith.
Younger additionally was a part of the successful U.S. group that defeated the Worldwide group within the Presidents Cup at Quail Hole.
Younger earned greater than $6.5 million this previous season, essentially the most in a single season by a rookie in PGA Tour historical past. It was $2.2 million greater than the earlier document complete, set by Xander Schauffele in 2016-17.