Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year

<div class="article"><div class="association"><div class="table-responsive"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="494"> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://golftoday.co.uk/content/uploads/2018/01/big_image_sir_henry_cotton.jpg" alt="Sir Henry Cotton" width="250" height="250" hspace="0" vspace="0" border="0" align="left"></td> <td><img alt="" src="https://golftoday.co.uk/content/uploads/2018/01/spacer.gif" align="left" border="0" height="10" hspace="0" vspace="0" width="10"></td> <td valign="top"> <div class="Bottom_Margin"> <div class="Bottom_Margin"><a href="#" class="Big_Headline">Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year</a></div> <div class="Bottom_Margin"> <p align="left"> Named after triple Open Champion (1934, 1937, 1948) Sir Henry Cotton, this Award is made to the most promising newcomer on the European Tour, and selected by a committee of PGA European Tour, Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and Association of Golf Writers representatives.</p> </div> </div></td> </tr> </table></div></div><div class="association"><div class="table-responsive"><table width="494" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="66"><img src="https://golftoday.co.uk/content/uploads/2018/01/martin_kaymer_pga-66px.jpg" alt="Martin Kaymer" width="66" height="66" border="0" /></td> <td width="3"><img alt="" src="https://golftoday.co.uk/content/uploads/2018/01/spacer.gif" border="0" height="1" hspace="0" vspace="0" width="3"></td> <td width="425"><a href="#" class="Normal_Link">European rookies who have beome Major Champions <br> </a> 2010 PGA Champion Martin Kaymer (2007 ROTY) is the latest of five award winners to go on to win a major championship after Tony Jacklin, Nick Faldo, Sandy Lyle and J-M Olaz&aacute;bal.</td> </tr> </table></div></div><div class="association"><div class="table-responsive"><table class="tours"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="50" valign="top"><b>Year</b></td> <td width="270" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Rookie of the Year</strong></td> <td width="100" valign="top" align="center"><strong>Country</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2012</td> <td valign="top">Ricardo Santos</td> <td valign="top">Portugal</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2011</td> <td valign="top">Tom Lewis</td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2010</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/2010/rookie_of_the_year.html" class="Normal_Link">Matteo Manassero</a> </td> <td valign="top">Italy</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2009</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news_09/chris_wood.html" class="Normal_Link">Chris Wood</a> </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2008</td> <td valign="top">Pablo Larraz&aacute;bal</td> <td valign="top">Spain</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2007</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news_07/martin_kaymer.html" class="Normal_Link">Martin Kaymer</a> </td> <td valign="top">Germany</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2006</td> <td valign="top">Marc Warren</td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2005</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news05/fernandez.html" class="Normal_Link">Gonzalo Fern&aacute;ndez-Casta&ntilde;o</a></td> <td valign="top">Spain</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2004</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news04/drummond2.html" class="Normal_Link">Scott Drummond</a> </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2003</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news03/lawrie1.html" class="Normal_Link">Peter Lawrie</a> </td> <td valign="top">Ireland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2002</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news02/dougherty.html" class="Normal_Link">Nick Dougherty</a></td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2001</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news01/casey.html" class="Normal_Link">Paul Casey</a></td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">2000</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news00/poulter.html" class="Normal_Link">Ian Poulter</a></td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1999</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news99/garcia20.html" class="Normal_Link">Sergio Garcia </a></td> <td valign="top">Spain</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1998</td> <td valign="top">Olivier Edmond </td> <td valign="top">France</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1997</td> <td valign="top"><a href="/news/yeartodate/news97/rookie97.htm" class="Normal_Link">Scott Henderson</a> </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1996</td> <td valign="top">Thomas Bj&ouml;rn </td> <td valign="top">Denmark</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1995</td> <td valign="top">Jarmo Sandelin </td> <td valign="top">Sweden</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1994</td> <td valign="top">Jonathan Lomas </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1993</td> <td valign="top">Gary Orr </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1992</td> <td valign="top">Jim Payne </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1991</td> <td valign="top">Per-Ulrik Johansson</td> <td valign="top">Sweden</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1990</td> <td valign="top">Russel Claydon</td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1989</td> <td valign="top">Paul Broadhurst</td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1988</td> <td valign="top">Colin Montgomerie</td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1987</td> <td valign="top">Peter Baker </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1986</td> <td valign="top">Jos&eacute; Maria Olaz&aacute;bal </td> <td valign="top">Spain</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1985</td> <td valign="top">Paul Thomas </td> <td valign="top">Wales</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1984</td> <td valign="top">Philip Parkin </td> <td valign="top">Wales</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1983</td> <td valign="top">Grant Turner </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1982</td> <td valign="top">Godron Brand Jnr. </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1981</td> <td valign="top">Jeremy Bennet </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1980</td> <td valign="top">Paul Hoad</td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1979</td> <td valign="top">Mike Miller </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1978</td> <td valign="top">Sandy Lyle </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1977</td> <td valign="top">Nick Faldo </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1976</td> <td valign="top">Mark James </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" >1975</td> <td valign="top">No Award </td> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1974</td> <td valign="top">Carl Mason </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1973</td> <td valign="top">Philip Elson </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1972</td> <td valign="top">Sam Torrance </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1971* </td> <td valign="top">David Llewellyn </td> <td valign="top">Wales</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1970</td> <td valign="top">Stuart Brown </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1969</td> <td valign="top">Peter Oosterhuis </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1968</td> <td valign="top">Bernard Gallacher </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1967</td> <td valign="top">No Award </td> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1966</td> <td valign="top">Robin Liddle </td> <td valign="top">Scotland</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1965</td> <td valign="top">No Award </td> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1964</td> <td valign="top">No Award</td> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1963</td> <td valign="top">Tony Jacklin</td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1962</td> <td valign="top">No Award </td> <td valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1961</td> <td valign="top">Alex Caygill </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">1960</td> <td valign="top">Tommy Goodwin </td> <td valign="top">England</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3">* Note: from 1960-71, the award was made by the British Professional Golfers' Association. Upon the founding of the European Tour in 1972, the award changed to its current format. </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3">The Award is usually - but not always - given to the rookie who finishes highest on the European Tour Order of Merit / Race to Dubai.</td> </tr> </table></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></div>