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PGA Tour rookie of the year prediction, comeback player choice

2023 BMW Championship

Lucas Glover of the United States lines up a putt on the 14th green during the first round of the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club on August 17, 2023, in Olympia Fields, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

OK, so this award was shuttered back in 2012, but that won’t stop us from making our selection.

Lots of contenders here, including Justin Rose and Jason Day, both among the top players in the game at one point and both back in the winner’s circle this year.

But Glover, a past U.S. Open champion, not only returned to the winner’s circle, he did it two weeks in a row in August, including a win in the FedEx St. Jude Championship, the first of the three FedEx Cup playoff events on the tour.

Some people went so far as to say Glover could have played himself onto the U.S. Ryder Cup team, but he didn’t get the call from captain Zach Johnson. But he did have a terrific year after winning only once since 2011.


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