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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Blayne Barber's 65 in the final round was the tournament's low round of the week.. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Blayne Barber's 65 in the final round was the tournament's low round of the week.. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    There are 24 rookies on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15. This feature provides a subjective ranking updated weekly. The Rookie of the Year is voted by PGA TOUR members that make at least 15 starts.

    RECAP: With a share of 12th place at the Northern Trust Open, Blayne Barber tied the best effort by any rookie in the last five editions of the tournament (Jhonattan Vegas, T12, 2011). The last rookie to record a top 10 at Riviera Country Club was Alex Prugh (T10) in 2010.
    LOW ROOKIE: Blayne Barber, T12. First time.
    CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): None.

    NOTES
    • Blayne Barber: 6-under 65 in the final round was the tournament's low round of the week.
    • Blayne Barber: Bogey-free final round (65) was one of just three bogey-free scorecards all week. Brendon Todd (first-round 69) and Sang-moon Bae (third-round 66) spun the other two.
    • Blayne Barber: Of the 15 that survived the cut on the number (3-over 145), he was the only that finished inside the top 45.
    • Zac Blair: One of only three to card a red number and still miss the cut. He opened with 6-over 77, and then shot 1-under 70 in the second round to post 5-over 147. The cut fell at 3-over 145. Luke Donald (77-69=146) and Bo Van Pelt (78-70=148) were the other two.
    • Andrew Putnam: Led the field in par-3 scoring (2.625; 7 birdies, 8 pars, 1 bogey).
    • Andrew Putnam: Tied for 49th and beat brother Michael (T61) for just the second time this season (Shriners). Overall, Andrew is 2-5-1 against Michael in 2014-15.
    • Jonathan Randolph: Medalist at the open qualifier with a bogey-free, 9-under 62.
    • Carlos Sainz Jr.: Recipient of the Northern Trust Open exemption missed the cut by three shots. He's now missed six consecutive cuts by an aggregate 38 strokes.
    • Whee Kim: One of only two rookies among eight at the open qualifier to post a number (2-under 69). The other six withdrew.
    • Patrick Cantlay: Has 10 starts remaining on his medical extension.
    • Benjamin Alvarado: Has two starts remaining on his medical extension in the reshuffle category and six remaining on a Minor Medical.
    • Joe Affrunti: Has eight starts remaining on his medical extension.

    * - In the field at The Honda Classic as of Feb. 22.
    # - Top-10 alternate at The Honda Classic as of Feb. 22.
    NOTE: The field for The Honda Classic was released before the Web.com Tour graduate category was reshuffled at the conclusion of the Northern Trust Open. As a result, turnover is expected within this category as it concerns eligibility on merit for the Honda.

    Thru the Northern Trust Open
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
    1 Nick Taylor 30 1st 11 7 1
    2 *Justin Thomas 32 T4 10 7 3
    3 *Tony Finau 26 T7 (2) 10 8 2
    4 *Daniel Berger 48 T10 (2) 10 7 2
    5 *Carlos Ortiz 57 T9 9 7 1
    6 *Zac Blair 52 T6 10 6 1
    7 *Blayne Barber 74 T9 (2) 10 6 2
    8 #S.J. Park 58 T2 8 5 1
    9 *Adam Hadwin 93 T10 10 7 1
    10 *Jon Curran 107 T8 10 3 2
    11 #Mark Hubbard 121 T20 9 7 -
    12 *Andrew Putnam 120 T12 10 5 -
    13 Scott Pinckney 132 T20 9 5 -
    14 *Oscar Fraustro 154 T9 7 2 1
    15 *Tom Hoge 136 T32 10 6 -
    16 Whee Kim 150 T21 8 4 -
    17 Carlos Sainz Jr. 191 T9 8 1 1
    18 Jonathan Randolph 163 T28 10 4 -
    19 #Byron Smith 175 T19 9 2 -
    20 Roger Sloan 201 T56 7 3 -
    21 Zack Sucher 221 73rd 7 1 -
    22 Patrick Cantlay 223 76th 1 1 -
    23 Benjamin Alvarado - MC 2 - -
    24 Joe Affrunti - - - - -

     

    NOTE: A player’s rookie season ("Rookie Year") is defined as the season in which he becomes a PGA TOUR member (including Special Temporary Members) and plays in 10 or more events as a member or finishes in the Top 125 on the Official FedExCup Points List, the Top 125 on the Official PGA TOUR Money List or qualifies as a Top 125 - Nonmember, whichever occurs first. Further, for purposes of this definition, a new member (including Special Temporary Members) shall not be eligible for the PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year if he has previously played in more than seven (7) Official PGA TOUR Money events as a professional in any prior season.

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