American Koepka wins European Rookie of Year award

Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:02pm EST
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LONDON (Reuters) - Brooks Koepka matched the feat achieved by fellow American Peter Uihlein 12 months ago when he was named European Tour Rookie of the Year on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Koepka finished eighth on the money-list in his first full season on the circuit and also won the Turkish Airlines Open earlier this month.

"Winning the Rookie of the Year award means so much," Koepka said in a news release.

(Writing by Tony Jimenez, editing by Toby Davis)

Brooks Koepka of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 18, 2014.         REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton