Will Zalatoris, the 25-year-old wunderkind who recorded eight top-10 finishes this past season, was named the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year for 2020-21, joining the likes of Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler in winning the award. Well … that’s not the awkward part. Zalatoris has unquestionably been the best rookie on Tour ever since arriving in the fall of 2020. Through just five major championship starts, he’s claimed top-10 finishes in all but one major, punctuated by a runner-up finish at the Masters in April. There’s no question about it: this season was an emphatic arrival for one of the game’s youngest stars.
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