Daniel Berger was voted the 2015 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Among other accomplishments in his debut season, Berger was the only rookie to qualify for the Tour Championship at East Lake.
Berger had two runner-up finishes, losing in a playoff to Padraig Harrington at the Honda Classic and finishing six shots behind Day at the BMW Championship during the FedEx Cup playoffs. Because points are quadrupled in the FedEx Cup playoffs, that runner-up finish was enough to get Berger into the field for the Tour Championship.
Berger also accumulated six top-10 finishes, 13 top-25s and finished 11th in the FedEx Cup standings. He is currently ranked 45th in the world.
He won the award over Justin Thomas, who finished at No. 32 in the FedEx Cup and missed the Tour Championship by five points; Tony Finau, who featured on the weekend at two majors; and Nick Taylor of Canada. Taylor was the only rookie to win this year, but that was at an opposite-field event last fall when the top players were in Shanghai. Taylor was No. 101 in the FedEx Cup.