Aaron Wise Named PGA Tour Rookie Of The Year 2018

The young American won the Byron Nelson Championship in his rookie year amongst many other good finishes

Aaron Wise Named PGA Tour Rookie Of The Year 2018
(Image credit: Getty Images)

The young American won the AT&T Byron Nelson in his rookie year amongst many other good finishes

Aaron Wise Named PGA Tour Rookie Of The Year 2018

Aaron Wise has been named the 2017/18 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

The American's year was highlighted by his maiden PGA Tour victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson.

That came in the very next start after his T2nd place at the Wells Fargo Championship where he challenged Jason Day down the stretch, eventually finishing two back after the former world number one birdied his final two holes.

Related: Aaron Wise's AT&T Byron Nelson winning clubs

As well as those two special weeks, Wise was T6th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, his first ever WGC after reaching the world's top 50, finished T5th at The Northern Trust, a FedEx Cup Playoff tournament, and recorded T16 and T15 finishes at the final two FedEx Cup Playoff events.

See more

Along with Satoshi Kodaira and Austin Cook, Wise was one of just three PGA Tour rookies to win on Tour last season, although he was the only one to reach the season-ending Tour Championship, reserved for the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings.

The 22-year-old, who graduated from the Web.com Tour, eventually finished 24th in the FedEx Cup and won just shy of $3.5m in his rookie season.

Past winners of the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Award include: Jordan Spieth (2013), Rickie Fowler (2010), Brandt Snedeker (2007), Tiger Woods (1996), Ernie Els (1994) and Vijay Singh (1993).

Aaron Wise wins AT&T Byron Nelson

Wise won his maiden PGA Tour title at the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson

Last year's Rookie of the Year winner was Xander Schauffele who won the Greenbrier and Tour Championship. He recently won the WGC-HSBC Champions and reached a career-high 12th in the world.

The PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year honour was first awarded in 1990. It is voted for by PGA Tour members.

Aaron Wise was a highly successful amateur, winning the individual honours at the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Championship.

He made his professional debut at the 2016 US Open and then won on the MacKenzie Tour (Canada) later that year.

His second pro win came on the Web.com Tour a year later.

Expand European Tour Schedule 2019: Tommy Fleetwood Hosts British Masters

European Tour Schedule 2019

European Tour Schedule 2019: Tommy Fleetwood Hosts British Masters

The new European Tour schedule has been released

Expand Instagram Golfer Paige Spiranac Explains PXG Split

Instagram Golfer Paige Spiranac Explains PXG Split

Instagram Golfer Paige Spiranac Explains PXG Split

The American, who has 1.5m Instagram followers, didn't…

Expand 25 Of The World’s Most Incredible Golf Courses

World's most incredible golf courses

25 Of The World’s Most Incredible Golf Courses

Dramatic coastlines to stunning inland settings, this is…

Expand Best Golf Shoes

European Tour Schedule 2019

Best Golf Shoes

Need to upgrade your golf footwear? Make sure…

For all the latest golf news, check the Golf Monthly website and follow our social media channels

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x