Mackenzie Hughes is among five nominees announced by the PGA Tour for Rookie of the year honours.
Hughes won his first tour event at the RSM Classic shortly after joining the tour from the Web.com Tour and wound up 36th in FedEx Cup standings after making 22 cuts in 21 events.
Other candidates include Patrick Cantlay, Grayson Murray, Wesley Bryan and Xander Schauffele, who won the Tour Championship on Sunday, one of two victories, and finished third in the FedEx Cup.
Player of the Year nominees were also announced and they include Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, who won the FedEx Cup on Sunday, one of five wins that included the PGA Championship.
Voting for these awards will close Monday, Oct. 2, with the winners to be announced later that week.