Brooks Koepka has been named as the PGA Tour player of the year for 2018.
The American this year won the US PGA Championship and became the first golfer since 1989 to clinch back-to-back US Open titles.
Koepka, 28, won the award ahead of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Open champion Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose and Justin Thomas.
PGA Tour members who have played in at least 15 FedEx Cup events in the 2017-18 season were eligible to vote.
Rumours of an argument between Koepka and world number one Johnson at the Ryder Cup, which were denied at the time, have since been confirmed by US captain Jim Furyk.
“Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief,” Furyk said. “They’re like brothers. Brothers may argue, brothers get into it. But they’re as close as they’ve ever been, and it really had no effect on either one of them.”
-14 K Tway (US), R Moore (US), B Snedeker (US); -13 L List (US), T Merritt (US), S Ryder (US), A Baddeley (Aus), S Im (SKor); -11 JB Holmes (US); -10 D Lee (NZ), J Knous (US), C Wright (US), B Haas (US)
Selected others: -4 M Laird (Sco); -2 R Knox (Sco); +1 D Willett
American Kevin Tway holed three consecutive birdies in a play-off to win the Safeway Open and claim his first PGA Tour title.
The 30-year-old, son of 1986 US PGA Championship winner Bob Tway, beat Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker after all three finished on 14 under.
Asked about his father’s reaction to his win: “I think he’s probably crying to be honest.
“He’s probably the biggest person I lean on. I can’t wait to call him.”
Snedeker, who had at one point held a five-shot lead during the final round, was eliminated on the first play-off hole after only managing par, while Moore matched Tway’s birdie and both then birdied the next.
Tway sealed victory with a 10-foot putt on the next hole.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship third-round leaderboard
-14 T Hatton (Eng); -13 M Fraser (Aus); -11 S Gallacher (Sco), T Fleetwood (Eng); -10 A Pavan (Ita), L Bjerregaard (Den); -9 B Stone (SA), M Schwab (Aut), E Molinari (It), T Pulkkanen (Fin), B Koepka (US)
Selected others: -6 P Harrington (Ire); -4 E Els (SA)
Tyrrell Hatton will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship as he seeks a third successive win in the event.
The 26-year-old Englishman, the world number 26, began day three one off the lead but made two eagles in a six-under 66 at St Andrews to reach 14 under par.
At Carnoustie, Australian Marcus Fraser returned a 67 to move second.
Ryder Cup favourite Tommy Fleetwood dropped two late shots in a 67 and shares third with Stephen Gallacher.
Fraser, 40, who won the last of his three European titles in 2016, birdied three of the last four holes.
Scotsman Gallacher, 43, won this title in 2004 for his first European Tour win and moved into contention again with a bogey free 66 at St Andrews.
Fleetwood had seven birdies and was only one behind Hatton but had consecutive bogeys from the 16th and then failed to birdie the 18th at St Andrews having driven the green on the par four.
“I want my picture on the bridge with the trophy,” 27-year-old world number 12 Fleetwood said. “It’s a tournament I want on my resume.”
Joint second-round leaders Andrea Pavan and Lucas Bjerregaard both had rounds of 71 at Carnoustie and share fifth at 10 under, Bjerregaard recovering from a triple bogey seven at the fourth.
US Open champion Brooks Koepka had 10 birdies in a 65 at St Andrews and is in a group at nine under also featuring Edoardo Molinari, elder brother of another Ryder Cup favourite, Francesco.
Former Ryder Cup player Ross Fisher, runner-up to Hatton in the past two years, had seven birdies in a 66 at St Andrews, and after beginning the week with a 75, moved into a share of 12th, seven shots off the lead.
Sunday’s finale at St Andrews will see a Shotgun Start – where each group will start at 08:30 BST from different holes – in an attempt to combat 40mph winds expected later in the day on the Fife coast.
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship second-round leaderboard
-9 L Bjerregaard (Den), A Pavan (Ita); -8 M Schwab (Aut), T Hatton (Eng), M Fraser (Aus); -7 A Chesters (Eng), M Ilonen (Fin); -6 P Karmis (Gre), R Fox (NZ), L Slattery (Eng), T Fleetwood (Eng)
Selected others: -5 S Gallacher (Sco), M Wallace (Eng), T Finau (US); -3 P Harrington (Ire); -2 B Koepka (US)
Tyrrell Hatton continued his quest for a third successive Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with a bogey-free six-under 66 to move one shot off the lead.
The 26-year-old Englishman, the world number 26, had four birdies and an eagle at Carnoustie to share second place at eight under for the event.
Ryder Cup colleague Tommy Fleetwood is two further back after four birdies and an eagle in a 67 at Carnoustie.
Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark leads with Italy’s Andrea Pavan, who hit a 63.
World number 92 Bjerregaard, winner of the 2017 Portugal Masters, carded a 65 at Kingsbarns, while 141-ranked Pavan, this year’s Czech Masters champion, had nine birdies in his bogey-free round at the same venue.
Hatton, who won one point from his three matches as Europe regained the Ryder Cup in Paris last week, is partnering former Chelsea player-manager Ruud Gullit at the pro-am event, which is played over three courses – Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and St Andrews.
“This week the crowds aren’t so big and it’s a much more relaxed style of golf,” said Hatton. “We got Carnoustie on a nice day today, which always helps. This is the hardest of the three.”
Fellow Englishman Ashley Chesters, the world 352, had eight birdies in a bogey-free 64 at Kingsbarns to share sixth with Finland’s Mikko Illonen, who carded five birdies and an eagle in his closing eight holes en route to a 63 at St Andrews.
Matt Wallace, the joint first-day leader, mixed four birdies with three dropped shots to slip four shots adrift and England’s world number 59 said: “My head got in the way, I just couldn’t get it going today.”
After only seven sub-70 rounds on the opening day, there were a total of 61 in round two.
The players face three rounds over the three courses before Saturday’s cut reduces the field to 60 including ties and the leading 20 pro-am teams, with Sunday’s final round played at St Andrews.
Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley and fellow Irishman Padraig Harrington, who is favourite to be named in the role for 2020, both shot 69 at Kingsbarns to lie a shot off Fraser and Wallace alongside Phachara Khongwatmai, Jinho Choi and Matthias Schwab.
On a day when only 24 players in the 168-strong field broke par, Hatton’s Hatton’s Ryder Cup team-mate Tommy Fleetwood recovered from a poor start to play his last eight holes at Kingsbarns in four under par to record an opening 71 but Tony Finau, who beat Fleetwood in the singles in the Ryder Cup on Sunday, carded a 73 at the same venue for a one-over tally.
Fraser, who carded five birdies and one bogey, told Sky Sports afterwards: “It’s brutal out there. It’s probably the toughest wind I’ve played this course in today. It was nice to play pretty steady and hole a few putts.
“Downwind was just as hard as into the wind, it was really tricky to control it and try to get the right distances. We were out by probably 20-30 yards some times but it just can’t be helped. You get a firm bounce and it just takes off.
“And the cross breezes as well down those last two holes, the ball just drops out of the air and doesn’t fly. It’s hard to gauge but I felt like I did a really good job of it today.”
A woman was injured when she was hit by a wayward shot from defending champion Tyrrell Hatton on day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
The spectator was seen bleeding from a head wound after the incident on the 15th hole at Kingsbarns Golf Club.
The woman was treated on the course by paramedics before being taken by buggy to the medical centre on site.
It comes less than a week after a woman suffered a serious eye injury after a ball struck her at the Ryder Cup.
The wayward tee shot from American Brooks Koepka occurred during the opening session at Le Golf National.
Corine Remande, from Egypt, was hit on the par-four sixth hole in Paris and there have been reports she could lose the sight in her right eye.
Koepka, who is also playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, said he was heartbroken after learning of the extent of the injury suffered by Mrs Remande.
Brooks Koepka said: “Yesterday was probably one of the worst days of my life,”
“I haven’t had too many tragedies in my personal family where there’s been a loss or any kind of tragic accident so I’ve been lucky in that sense.
“I wasn’t told until I got to the course – I’m not the biggest person on social media – so when I got here and had about seven missed calls and 25 text messages I was like, ‘What’s going on?’. Then I was told the news and obviously I am really heartbroken. My stomach sank.”
The course is one of the three used for the pro-am event.
A spectator blinded in one eye at the Ryder Cup says she could have died after being hit by a wayward golf ball.
Corine Remande, 49, was injured when American Brooks Koepka’s drive on the par-four sixth hole veered off course at Le Golf National and struck her.
The Frenchwoman has told BBC Sport she would have been even more seriously injured if the ball had missed her right eye and hit the side of her head.
“For me, it’s finished. I could not speak with you,” she said.
Mrs Remande had travelled with husband Raphael from their home in Egypt to watch the Ryder Cup on the outskirts of Paris.
She is planning legal action against the organisers after being hit by the stray ball on Friday, saying course officials did not give adequate warnings.
“It’s so nice to be on the golf course, to see the players. I hope that this terrible accident will improve safety for the public,” said Mrs Remande, who has been treated at a hospital in Lyon where she used to work as a secretary.
“The doctor said immediately to my husband that it was a very big explosion in my eye and it was impossible for me now to see again with this eye.”
Mrs Remande said she did not blame Koepka but was worried about her future.
“I don’t know how to live with only one eye. I like walking, sport, going to the gym and playing golf,” she said.
Mrs Remande said she was “very angry” about a number of issues:
She believes the marshals should have warned that a ball was coming as spectators would not have heard shouts of ‘fore’ from the tee.
She says the marshals did not communicate that players were attempting to drive for the green instead of laying up on the fairway.
She claims officials did not check on her or visit her after she was taken to hospital.
She alleges there was a lack of safety warnings on the ticket and signage around the venue.
What do the organisers say?
The European Tour says ‘fore’ was shouted several times, and that marshals are not aware of a player’s strategy in advance of any shot, especially in matchplay like the Ryder Cup.
It says there was contact with the family from the moment the incident happened – initially on site, then through the French Golf Federation, and subsequently by Ryder Cup Europe.
The organisation said Ryder Cup tickets contained ground regulations which clearly stated that spectators acknowledge the general risks associated with golf, including risks with errant shots.
Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, said: “Our deepest sympathies continue to be with Mme Remande and her family. Brooks Koepka, who has said he is heartbroken by the incident, has also contacted the family.
“We take our responsibility for fan safety extremely seriously and we have been in regular contact with the family since the accident to offer our support and we will continue to do so.
“Millions of spectators attend and enjoy golf events each year. Incidents of this severity are extremely rare. The safety of our spectators is our paramount concern, and this will continue to be the case.”
What does golfer Koepka say?
Koepka has said his “stomach sank” when he heard the spectator had lost the sight in her right eye.
At a news conference before the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews, the world number three said he heard the news about Mrs Remande after arriving at the course on Tuesday.
“Yesterday was probably one of the worst days of my life,” said the 28-year-old.
“I haven’t had too many tragedies in my personal family where there’s been a loss or any kind of tragic accident, so I’ve been lucky in that sense.
“I’m not the biggest person on social media so when I got here and had about seven missed calls and 25 text messages I was like: ‘What’s going on?’
“Then I was told the news and obviously I am really heartbroken. My stomach sank. It’s sad and I’m really torn up about it.”