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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Scott Pinckney finished teid for eighth at the Valero Texas Open. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Scott Pinckney finished teid for eighth at the Valero Texas Open. (Christian Petersen/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: Scott Pinckney's T8 at the Valero Texas Open is just the sixth top 10 in 115 starts by rookies since TPC San Antonio was introduced as host in 2010. Meanwhile, Roger Sloan paced eight rookies with a T11 at the Web.com Tour's Chitimacha Louisiana Open.
    LOW ROOKIE: Scott Pinckney, T8. First time.
    CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): None.

    NOTES

    • Scott Pinckney: Led the field in scoring on holes 1-9 at 34.75 (or 1.25 strokes below par).
    • Scott Pinckney: Finished fourth in strokes gained: putting (0.884) and T4 in par-4 scoring (3.98).
    • Scott Pinckney: Two top 10s in his last three starts.
    • Carlos Ortiz: Opened with a 7-over 79 that included a quintuple bogey-8 at the third hole where he rinsed both his tee ball and first shot from the drop zone. Second-round 67 set the stage for his second consecutive top 25.
    • Adam Hadwin: Missed the cut by only two strokes despite no scores in the 70s. After opening with 11-over 83 (three birdies, eight bogeys, three doubles), he shot 3-under 69 in the second round.
    • Zac Blair: Withdrew with a back injury after 31 holes.
    • Benjamin Alvarado: Has one start remaining on his medical extension in the reshuffle category and five remaining on a Minor Medical.
    • Patrick Cantlay: Has 10 starts remaining on his medical extension.
    • Joe Affrunti: Has eight starts remaining on his medical extension.

    * - In the field at the Shell Houston Open as of March 29.
    # - Top-10 alternate at the Shell Houston Open as of March 29.

    Thru the Valero Texas Open
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
    1 *Nick Taylor 41 1st 13 9 1
    2 *Daniel Berger 20 P2 14 9 3
    3 *Justin Thomas 43 T4 14 9 4
    4 *Tony Finau 51 T7 (2) 14 9 2
    5 *Carlos Ortiz 61 T9 13 10 1
    6 *Zac Blair 56 T6 15 9 1
    7 *Jon Curran 76 P2 14 7 3
    8 *Scott Pinckney 94 T6 13 8 2
    9 *Blayne Barber 92 T9 (2) 14 8 2
    10 *S.J. Park 71 T2 13 8 1
    11 *Adam Hadwin 102 T10 14 10 1
    12 *Mark Hubbard 144 T20 12 8 -
    13 *Andrew Putnam 152 T12 12 6 -
    14 *Oscar Fraustro 166 T9 9 3 1
    15 *Tom Hoge 162 T32 12 6 -
    16 #Whee Kim 164 T21 9 5 -
    17 #Jonathan Randolph 173 T27 12 5 -
    18 #Byron Smith 182 T19 10 3 -
    19 #Carlos Sainz Jr. 205 T9 9 1 1
    20 Benjamin Alvarado T215 T22 3 1 -
    21 *Roger Sloan 218 T56 8 3 -
    22 Zack Sucher 239 73rd 8 1 -
    23 Patrick Cantlay 241 76th 1 1 -
    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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