Brooks Koepka was named the PGA Tour's player of the year for 2018 on Tuesday after capturing two of the year's four majors.
Along with winning two majors, Koepka said he was most proud of his attitude when he wasn't playing.
Koepka received the award during his one week at home. "I tried to have the most positive spin on it when I was home".
"Brooks has brought a new brand of athleticism to the PGA Tour, and we saw the results this year with his historic season at the major championships and a top-10 finish in the FedExCup".
Meanwhile, Thomas claimed The Arnold Palmer Award for topping the PGA money list to become the first back-to-back victor since Tiger Woods in 2007.
Koepka, 28, this year became the fifth player to win both of those majors in the same season, the first since Tiger Woods in 2000.
He became the fifth player to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year, joining Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen. I'm looking forward trying to win three in a row, especially at Pebble (Beach, home to the 2019 U.S. Open). It was the first time someone has defended at the U.S. Open since Curtis Strange did it in 1989.
"I'll embrace everything and go from there".
Koepka, who missed almost 4 months in early 2018 with a left wrist injury, also managed 4 other top-10 efforts in the season, including second-place finishes at the WGC HSBC Champions and at Colonial. He missed four months at the start of the year recovering from a partially torn tendon in his left wrist but then made up for lost time in a big way.
"Congratulations [Koepka]. Great season bro... Right now, it's trying to get to No. 1", Said Koepka, who is No. 3.
Asked if there was anything he could improve he replied: "I improved my driving past year". I hit a lot more fairways than what we're used to. I've always been a pretty good putter, but this year I didn't putt as well as I would have liked.