The votes are in. Now we wait.
Nominees were finalized last Sunday at the conclusion of the Tour Championship.
The Player of the Year finalists are Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Harris English, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm. The Rookie of the Year finalists are Garrick Higgo and Will Zalatoris.
PGA Tour golfers who played in at least 15 official FedEx Cup events during the 2020-21 season were eligible to vote. All votes were due by 5 p.m. ET on Sept. 10.
The Tour says the “winners will be announced at a later date” so while we keep refreshing our inboxes for that announcement here’s a closer look at the five finalists for top player and two finalists for top rookie.
Here’s a breakdown. Players listed alphabetically.
Four wins: Zozo Championship at Sherwood, Memorial, BMW Championship and the Tour Championship
Won the 2021 FedEx Cup
Fifth in scoring average at 69.736
Made 19 cuts
Two wins: 2020 U.S. Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Finished seventh in the FedEx Cup
Fourth in scoring average at 69.728
Made 20 cuts
Two wins: Sentry Tournament of Champions, Travelers Championship
Finished 18th in the FedEx Cup
Finished 22nd in scoring average 70.115
Made 22 cuts
Two wins: World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession, 121st Open Championship
Finished No. 26 in the FedEx Cup
Finished 20th in scoring average at 70.109
Made 19 cuts
One win: 2021 U.S. Open
Finished No. 2 in the FedEx Cup
Led the PGA Tour in scoring average at 69.300
Led the PGA Tour in top-10s with 15
Made 21 cuts
Golfweek‘s Steve DiMeglio recently filed his opinion on the matter, saying “There are a lot of checkmarks for Rahm. But the biggest checkmark is for wins.” And that’s why Cantlay would get his vote after he posted four wins during the season, while Rahm had one, although it was a big one, the U.S. Open.
Just two players make the up the list of finalists for Rookie of the Year: Garrick Higgo, who played in just eight events but won one of them, Palmetto Championship at Congaree, and Will Zalatoris who played 25 times and posted eight top-10s including a solo second at the 2021 Masters Tournament.