PGA Tour's Rookie of the Year now Arnold Palmer Award

March 04, 2019

On the eve of its return to the home of The King, the PGA Tour announced Monday that the annual recipient of the circuit's Rookie of the Year honors will now receive the Arnold Palmer Award. The Tour's first Rookie of the Year Award went to Robert Gamez in 1990, the year he famously won his first tournament with a hole-out eagle from the 72nd fairway at Bay Hill. This week Gamez will be among the 123-man field returning to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the tournament's third installment since Palmer's death in 2016.