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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Jon Curran was the low rookie at the Travelers Championship. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Jon Curran was the low rookie at the Travelers Championship. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

    There are 26 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.

    Jon Curran's T10 at the Travelers Championship extended a strange trend at the tournament. Since 2009, rookies have recorded top 10s at TPC River Highlands in odd-numbered years only.

    LOW ROOKIE: Jon Curran, T10. Fourth time (T8, Frys.com; T10, Pebble Beach; P2, Puerto Rico).
    CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): n/a

    NOTES

    • Bogey-free scores: Mark Hubbard (68, first round); Patrick Rodgers (63, third round).
    • Jon Curran: All five of his top 30s are top 10s.
    • Tony Finau: Finished T25 for his sixth consecutive top 25 since a T16 at the Wells Fargo Championship.
    • Tony Finau: Led the field in average distance of putts made per round (104 feet, 11 inches) and conversion percentage outside 25 feet (22.73 percent; 5-for-22).
    • Scott Pinckney: Among the 14 at T25, but ranked second in the field in strokes gained: putting (7.485 aggregate).
    • Tom Hoge: Placed T64, but led the field in proximity to the hole (28 feet, eight inches).
    • Andrew Putnam: Withdrew the morning before his opening round due to a migraine.
    • Joe Affrunti: Has six starts remaining on his medical extension.
    • Patrick Cantlay: Has 10 starts remaining on his medical extension.
    • Benjamin Alvarado: Has three starts remaining on his Minor Medical.

    * - In the field at The Greenbrier Classic as of June 28.
    # - Top-10 alternate at The Greenbrier Classic as of June 28.
    ^ - Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Smith have Special Temporary Membership, but neither is eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs unless he wins a tournament. As a result, the number in parentheses in the FedExCup Rank column reflects where each would rank among members.

    Thru the Travelers Championship    
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
    1 *Nick Taylor 85 1st 21 13 1
    2 *Daniel Berger 29 P2 22 14 5
    3 *Justin Thomas 53 T4 22 15 5
    4 *Tony Finau 41 T7 (2) 23 16 4
    5 *Jon Curran 81 P2 21 12 5
    6 *Scott Pinckney 69 T2 20 13 3
    7 *Zac Blair 87 T6 24 14 1
    8 *Carlos Ortiz 97 T9 21 14 1
    9 *Adam Hadwin 114 T5 23 14 2
    10 *Blayne Barber 124 T8 20 10 3
    11 ^Cameron Smith (121) T4 11 6 2
    12 #^Patrick Rodgers (107) T2 11 8 1
    13 *S.J. Park 117 T2 20 10 1
    14 *Whee Kim 153 T8 16 10 1
    15 *Tom Hoge 165 T12 19 9 -
    16 Andrew Putnam 167 T12 18 8 -
    17 *Mark Hubbard 157 T20 18 12 -
    18 *Jonathan Randolph 169 T20 18 8 -
    19 *Oscar Fraustro 187 T9 15 5 1
    20 *Byron Smith 193 T19 15 4 -
    21 *Carlos Sainz Jr. 211 T9 14 2 1
    22 *Benjamin Alvarado T227 T22 5 1 -
    23 *Roger Sloan 230 T56 14 4 -
    24 *Zack Sucher 236 T53 12 2 -
    25 Joe Affrunti 234 T46 2 1 -
    26 Patrick Cantlay 249 76th 1 1 -

    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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