Finland's Sami Valimaki has been named the European Tour's Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.

The 22-year-old won in Oman in March and a top-five finish at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship saw him finish 11th on the Race to Dubai.

The Qualifying School graduate pipped Denmark's Rasmus Hojgaard - a two-time winner in his debut season - and joins the likes of Nick Faldo, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm in being named the Tour's best newcomer.

"I am absolutely delighted to receive the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award," said Valimaki.

"It became a goal of mine, especially going into last week in Dubai, so it is an incredible feeling to finish it off with a strong final performance of 2020, and to be the first player from Finland to get this award is really special.

"I am really proud of how I performed after the return to golf and some of the results I had, especially my performance at the DP World Tour Championship."