On Wednesday afternoon, Rory McIlroy was named PGA Tour Player of the Year.
Fans from around the country immediately flocked to their social media channels to complain about Brooks Koepka not being given the honor.
The PGA Tour Player of the Year honor is voted on by fellow golfers and not an overall statistic from the season of tournaments. Koepka is a fan-favorite, but his peers clearly didn’t see him as the best option for the award despite his dominance on the course this year.
Koepka isn’t worried about losing to McIlroy, though.
“Rory had a great year, congrats to him,” Koepka said via Rich Lerner.
Just touched base with @BKoepka and he was very gracious, saying “Rory had a great year, congrats to him.”
— Rich Lerner (@RichLernerGC) September 11, 2019
McIlroy took home the final tournament of the year – and the $15 million prize.
Both Koepka and McIlroy won three tournaments in 2019, though Koepka took home one major in the process.
The four-time major champion won the PGA Championship, the WGC-FedEx St. Jude and the C.J. Cup at Nine Bridges. He’s also the No. 1 player in the world.
McIlroy, on the other hand, won the Players Championship, RBC Canadian Open and the Tour Championship.
Matt Kuchar and Xander Schaufele were also in the running for the award. The win marks McIlroy’s third, and first since 2014.