On Monday, Peter Uihlein became the first American ever to win the European Tour's Rookie of the Year honors.
The part time Palm Beach Gardens resident and roommate to fellow European Tour golfer Brooks Koepka won the Madeira Islands Open, had two runner-up finishes, and earned over $1.8 million during the 2013 season. In addition to earning his European Tour card this year after playing the last two years on the European Challenge Tour (the European Tour's equivalence of the Web.com Tour), Uihlein finished 14th in the season-long Race to Dubai.
Uihlein won the Madeira Islands Open in May and then followed that up with runner-up finishes at both the Wales Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He also finished in a tie for fifth at the BMW Masters. After starting the year ranked 384th in the world, Uihlein is now ranked 64th in the world and will likely be able to compete in several majors on the PGA Tour in 2014.