European Tour - Rookie of the Year

1960-2020

Awarded to the rookie who places highest in the Race to Dubai, the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award was first presented in 1960 (predating the official start of the Tour in 1972) and is named after three-time Open Champion, Sir Henry Cotton.

European Tour - Rookie of the Year award
Sir Henry Cotton


The winner is currently selected by a panel of the European Tour, Association of Golf Writers and The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews members.



Year Rookie of the Year Nat
2020Sami Välimäki FIN
2019Robert MacIntyre SCO
2018Shubhankar SharmaIND
2017Jon RahmESP
2016Wang Jeung-hunKOR
2015An Byeong-hunKOR
2014Brooks KoepkaUSA
2013Peter UihleinUSA
2012Ricardo SantosPOR
2011Tom LewisENG
2010Matteo ManasseroITA
2009Chris WoodENG
2008Pablo LarrazábalESP
2007Martin KaymerGER
2006Marc WarrenSCO


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2005Gonzalo Fernández-CastañoESP
2004Scott DrummondSCO
2003Peter LawrieIRE
2002Nick DoughertyENG
2001Paul CaseyENG
2000Ian PoulterENG
1999Sergio GarcíaESP
1998Olivier EdmondFRA
1997Scott HendersonSCO
1996Thomas BjørnDEN
1995Jarmo SandelinSWE
1994Jonathan LomasENG
1993Gary OrrSCO
1992Jim PayneENG
1991Per-Ulrik JohanssonSWE
1990Russell ClaydonENG
1989Paul BroadhurstENG
1988Colin MontgomerieSCO
1987Peter BakerENG
1986José María OlazábalESP
1985Paul ThomasWAL
1984Philip ParkinWAL
1983Grant TurnerENG
1982Gordon Brand JnrSCO
1981Jeremy BennettENG
1980Paul HoadENG
1979Mike MillerSCO
1978Sandy LyleSCO
1977Nick FaldoENG
1976Mark JamesENG
1975No award
1974Carl MasonENG
1973Pip ElsonENG
1972Sam TorranceSCO
1971David LlewellynWAL
1970Stuart BrownENG
1969Peter OosterhuisENG
1968Bernard GallacherSCO
1967No award
1966Robin LiddleSCO
1965No award
1964No award
1963Tony JacklinENG
1962No award
1961Alex CaygillENG
1960Tommy GoodwinENG
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