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    • Andrew Loupe's bid for the FedExCup Playoffs came up short. He finished 137. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images) Andrew Loupe's bid for the FedExCup Playoffs came up short. He finished 137. (Darren Carroll/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.

    With a berth in the FedExCup Playoffs and status for 2014-15 on the line, nine rookies survived the cut at the Wyndham Championship. That success ranks second this season to the 10 that made the cut at the Puerto Rico Open.

    ^ - 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.
    * - Two qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs and are scheduled to compete in The Barclays as of Aug. 17. Those placing 126th-200th in the FedExCup standings are exempt into 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 72 MC 1st 9 26 10 2 3 6 Yes
    Shot 3-over 69-74=143, missing the cut by five. Missed 10 of last 11 cuts, including his last six by an aggregate 27 strokes.
    2 Victor Dubuisson (78)^ DNP 2nd 7 10 9 1 3 4 No
    Scheduled to play Italian Open on Aug. 28-31. Would be fully exempt on 2014-15 PGA TOUR if he accepts membership.
    3 Brooks Koepka (93)^ T38 T3 4 16 12 2 2 6 No
    Closed with a 6-under 64 that featured an eagle-3 and six birdies. If he accepts membership, would be fully exempt in 2014-15.
    4 Brice Garnett 117 T32 T7 5 27 20 0 1 2 Yes
    Polished off the regular season with a bogey-free 66 (four birdies). Played par 5s in bogey-free 7-under for the week (4.125; T8).
    5 Will Wilcox 142 T24 T4 4 16 10 1 2 5 No
    Shared low-rookie honors (with Andrew Loupe). Led field in total driving; co-led in GIR; first in proximity; second in scrambling.
    6 Andrew Loupe 137 T24 T4 2 22 10 1 1 3 No
    Co-low rookie (with Will Wilcox). Ranked third in distance of all drives (290.8 yards), T5 in GIR and 12th in the all-around.
    7 Hudson Swafford 146 T67 T8 5 26 11 0 1 5 No
    Finished third in total driving and T12 in greens in regulation but T72 in par breakers. Only red number: second-round 66.
    8 Wes Roach 153 T57 T4 1 22 11 1 1 5 No
    Made the cut on the number despite going just 5-for-28 in birdie chances in the first two rounds.
    9 Tyrone Van Aswegen 144 T74 T16 4 25 15 0 0 4 No
    Ended 0-for-3 skid that included a withdrawal due to an illness (Barracuda). 
    10 Peter Malnati 178 T64 T14 1 18 5 0 0 3 No
    Ranked 73rd (of 77) in fairways hit, T72 in GIR and 76th in proximity, but 18th in strokes gained-putting.
    11 Bronson La'Cassie 186 MC T21 1 18 7 0 0 1 No
    Missed the cut by four at 2-over 73-69=142. Hit only 21 greens in regulation and still needed 60 putts; 8-for-15 in scrambling.
    12 Patrick Cantlay 217 MC T23 0 5 2 0 0 1 No
    First start since Greenbrier. Four swings too many at 2-over 69-73=142. Double-bogey 6s at Nos. 1 and 2 in his second round.
    13 Kevin Tway 177 MC T26 2 23 8 0 0 0 No
    Shot 1-over 70-71=141 to miss the cut by three. Landed 14 GIR in each round, but totaled only five birdies. Took 64 putts.
    14 Kevin Foley 201 T51 T35 0 15 5 0 0 0 No
    First cut made in three months (HP Byron Nelson). Aced the par-3 12th from 195 yards in the third round.
    15 Benjamin Alvarado 240 DNP T53 0 6 1 0 0 0 No
    Out since withdrawing prior to the John Deere Classic with a wrist injury. Also 0-for-3 on the Web.com Tour.
    16 Joe Affrunti n/a DNP n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 No
    Had surgery on left hip on Dec. 9. Suffered a setback this spring. Return 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.

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