2013-2014 Rookie Rankings
September 15, 2014
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM
- Chesson Hadley finished the FedExCup season 49th. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
There are 16 rookies on the PGA TOUR in 2013-14. This feature provides a rolling subjective ranking throughout the season. The Rookie of the Year is voted by PGA TOUR members that make at least 15 starts.
For the first time since the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, no rookies competed in a PGA TOUR event. Instead, eight continued to fight for their 2014-15 cards at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in the Web.com Tour Finals. Brooks Koepka played in The Netherlands.
^ - Victor Dubuisson and Brooks Koepka have Special Temporary Membership, but they are ineligible for the FedExCup Playoffs. So, their "FedExCup Rank" in parentheses reflects where their non-member FedExCup points would rank among members at the conclusion of the regular season.
* - Eight are scheduled to compete in the Web.com Tour Championship, the final leg of the Web.com Tour Finals.
Rank Name FedExCup Rank Last Week Best Finish Times Low Rookie Starts Cuts Made Top 5s Top 10s Top 25s In Field? * 1 Chesson Hadley 49 DNP 1st 12 29 13 2 4 8 No First week off since the first weekend in August. Also finished 58th on the money list. 2 Victor Dubuisson (78)^ DNP 2nd 7 10 9 1 3 4 No Has withdrawn from this week's Wales Open. His next competition will be the Ryder Cup in Scotland on Sept. 26-28. 3 Brooks Koepka (93)^ Euro Tour T3 4 16 12 2 2 6 No Tied for 11th at the KLM Open. Rose one spot to 33rd in the Race to Dubai. Off until the Dunhill Links Championship on Oct. 2-5. 4 Brice Garnett 121 DNP T7 5 28 20 0 1 2 No The only other rookie to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. No top 25s among nine cuts made in his last 15 starts. 5 Will Wilcox 142 Web.com T4 4 16 10 1 2 5 Web.com Turned in a pair of 2-over 72s in Columbus, missing the cut by two. Fell six spots to T22 among those chasing 25 TOUR cards. 6 Andrew Loupe 137 Web.com T4 2 22 10 1 1 3 Web.com T14 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. Now 40th in the rankings, $11,760.00 outside the top-25 bubble. 7 Hudson Swafford 146 Web.com T8 5 26 11 0 1 5 Web.com Climbed three spots to 17th in the hunt for a PGA TOUR card with a T22 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. 8 Wes Roach 153 Web.com T4 1 22 11 1 1 5 Web.com Missed cut on the number in Columbus. Dropped 24 spots to T76/$24,892.86 outside the top-25 bubble in Web.com Tour Finals. 9 Tyrone Van Aswegen 144 Web.com T16 4 25 15 0 0 4 Web.com Shared 54th place at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and dropped four spots to 16th among those after 25 cards. 10 Peter Malnati 178 Web.com T14 1 18 5 0 0 3 Web.com Missed cut in Columbus by two at 4-over 72-74=146. Went 0-for-22 in birdie chances. Now 0-for-3 in the Web.com Tour Finals. 11 Bronson La'Cassie 186 Web.com T21 1 18 7 0 0 1 Web.com Two strokes too many in Columbus (4-over 73-73=146). Fell 21 spots to 86th and sits $27,150.00 outside bubble for the top 25. 12 Patrick Cantlay 217 DNP T23 0 5 2 0 0 1 No Wrapped his season with a missed cut at Sedgefield. Poised for a medical extension in the reshuffle category in 2014-15. 13 Kevin Tway 177 Web.com T26 2 23 8 0 0 0 Web.com T27 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, but dropped three spots to 32nd; $4,540.00 outside the top-25 bubble. 14 Kevin Foley 201 DNP T35 0 15 5 0 0 0 No Didn't log enough rounds to qualify for official stats rankings, but holed the only ace by a rookie (third round of the Wyndham). 15 Benjamin Alvarado 240 DNP T53 0 6 1 0 0 0 No Originally committed to the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, but withdrew prior to the opening round. 16 Joe Affrunti n/a DNP n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 No Became a father to a boy, Jack, in late August. Competitive return is uncertain. Medical extension on the PGA TOUR.
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.