Drummond, the reigning European Tour PGA champion, succeeds Peter Lawrie as the latest winner of the award. It is presented to the European golfer judged by the panel to have produced the most outstanding performance in his first year as a member of the European Tour.
Drummond, 30, fired a final-round 64 in late May to win the Volvo PGA Championship over the likes of Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen. His victory at the Wentworth Club, along with his strong finish to the year, propelled the Scot all the way to the 23rd position on the European Tour's Order of Merit list.
His two other top-10 finishes came at the season-ending Volvo Masters, where he tied for seventh, and a tie for ninth at the HSBC World Match Play Championship, where he lost to world No.2 Ernie Els 2 and 1.
Drummond joins an impressive list of previous winners such as Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter.
2004 European Tour Order of Merit List