Canada’s Hughes nominated for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year

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PHOTO BERNARD BRAULT, GOLF CANADA Oakville, Ontario: Glen Abbey Golf Club RBC CANADIAN OPEN 1ST ROUND July 27, 2017

Following Sunday’s conclusion of the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs, 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) Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. The nominees for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year are Wesley Bryan, Patrick Cantlay, Mackenzie Hughes, Grayson Murray and Xander Schauffele.

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 2016-17 season eligible to vote. The voting will close on Monday, October 2, with the winners to be announced that week.

Five nominated for PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year:

Wesley Bryan, 27
Augusta, Georgia (University of South Carolina)

Patrick Cantlay, 25
Jupiter, Florida (UCLA)

Mackenzie Hughes, 26
Dundas, Ont. (Kent State University)

Grayson Murray, 23
Raleigh, North Carolina (Arizona State University)

Xander Schauffele, 23
San Diego, California (San Diego State University)

Player of the Year nominees

Dustin Johnson, 33
Jupiter, Florida (Coastal Carolina University)

Hideki Matsuyama, 25
Sendai, Japan (Tohoku Fukushi University)

Jordan Spieth, 24
Dallas, Texas (University of Texas)

Justin Thomas, 24
Jupiter, Florida (University of Alabama)