Keegan Bradley surely is the Rookie of the Year. Could he also be the Player of the Year? As of this writing, I think he’s as strong a case as any.
Consider: the most PGA Tour wins this year by any player is two. That list includes: Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney, Bubba Watson and Mark Wilson. Bradley, however, is the only one with a Major.
He’s a bit weaker in Top 10s, tied for 21st. Of the players ranked above him him Nick Watney and Steve Stricker have as many wins. But once again, neither has a Major in his bag this year (or any year, for that matter).
We’ll have to see how the playoffs go. If Stricker, Watney or another manages a tournament win, or to finish on top, then that might get them back in the conversation. But for now, I think you have to give it to Bradley.