Keith Mitchell among five nominees for top PGA Tour rookie

Keith Mitchell follows his tee shot on the 8th hole during the second round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (H. Scott Hoffmann/News & Record via AP)

Former Baylor School and University of Georgia golfer Keith Mitchell is among the five nominees for PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.

The 26-year-old Mitchell had four top-10 finishes this season, placed 67th in the final FedEx Cup standings and earned slightly more than $1.64 million. Also nominated for the PGA Tour's top rookie are Aaron Wise, Austin Cook, Satoshi Kodaira and Joaquin Niemann.

"Achieving what I have has been incredible," Mitchell said earlier this month, "and it's a great steppingstone for next season."

Wise is favored to win the award, having placed 24th in the FedEx Cup standings and having won May's AT&T Byron Nelson Classic in Dallas. Cook also was a winner, capturing the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, last November, and finished 38th in the FedEx Cup standings.

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