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Rory McIlroy receives surprise Jack Nicklaus Award for winning Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy receives the Jack Nicklaus Award for winning Player of the Year

The news of Rory McIlroy winning the PGA Tour Player of the Year over Brooks Koepka sent shock-waves through the golf's blogosphere on Wednesday. However, no one seemed more surprised than McIlroy himself when he later received the surprise Jack Nicklaus Award for winning Player of the Year.

Shortly after they declared Rory McIlroy the winner, the PGA Tour published a video of the four-time Major champ being informed of his latest award, the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, which was presented to him by 18-time Major champ Jack Nicklaus, whose name adorns the tour’s POTY trophy.

Read more at www.compleatgolfer.com/video/watch-rory-reacts-player-year-award.

Watch Rory McIlroy's reaction as he receives the Jack Nicklaus Award.

McIlroy receives the Jack Nicklaus Award for winning Player of the Year honours for the third time in his career.  He now holds it for 2012, 2014, and 2019.