PGA European Tour - Golfers and Rookies of The Year

Golfers and Rookies of The Year

The European Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award is named after the English three-time Open Champion Sir Henry Cotton. The winner is now selected by a panel comprising the PGA European Tour, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and the Association of Golf Writers. It is usually given to the rookie who places highest on the Order of Merit, but this is not always the case. The award predates the founding of the formal tour in 1972. There have been five years when no award was made.

Year Golfer of the Year Country Rookie of the Year Country
2011 Luke Donald England Tom Lewis England
2010 Martin Kaymer &
Graeme McDowell (shared)
Northern Ireland
Matteo Manassero Italy
2009 Lee Westwood England Chris Wood England
2008 Pádraig Harrington Ireland Pablo Larrazábal Spain
2007 Pádraig Harrington Ireland Martin Kaymer Germany
2006 Paul Casey England Marc Warren Scotland
2005 Michael Campbell New Zealand Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Spain
2004 Vijay Singh Fiji Scott Drummond Scotland
2003 Ernie Els South Africa Peter Lawrie Ireland
2002 Ernie Els South Africa Nick Dougherty England
2001 Retief Goosen South Africa Paul Casey England
2000 Lee Westwood England Ian Poulter England
1999 Colin Montgomerie Scotland Sergio García Spain
1998 Lee Westwood England Olivier Edmond France
1997 Colin Montgomerie Scotland Scott Henderson Scotland
1996 Colin Montgomerie Scotland Thomas Bjørn Denmark
1995 Colin Montgomerie Scotland Jarmo Sandelin Sweden
1994 Ernie Els South Africa Jonathan Lomas England
1993 Bernhard Langer Germany Gary Orr Scotland
1992 Nick Faldo England Jim Payne England
1991 Seve Ballesteros Spain Per-Ulrik Johansson Sweden
1990 Nick Faldo England Russell Claydon England
1989 Nick Faldo England Paul Broadhurst England
1988 Seve Ballesteros Spain Colin Montgomerie Scotland
1987 Ian Woosnam Wales Peter Baker England
1986 Seve Ballesteros Spain José María Olazábal Spain
1985 Bernhard Langer Germany Paul Thomas Wales
1984 Philip Parkin Wales
1983 Grant Turner England
1982 Gordon Brand Jnr Scotland
1981 Jeremy Bennett England
1980 Paul Hoad England
1979 Mike Miller Scotland
1978 Sandy Lyle Scotland
1977 Nick Faldo England
1976 Mark James England
1975 No award
1974 Carl Mason England
1973 Pip Elson England
1972 Sam Torrance Scotland
1971 David Llewellyn Wales
1970 Stuart Brown England
1969 Peter Oosterhuis England
1968 Bernard Gallacher Scotland
1967 No award
1966 Robin Liddle Scotland
1965 No award
1964 No award
1963 Tony Jacklin England
1962 No award
1961 Alex Caygill England
1960 Tommy Goodwin England

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