2013-2014 Rookie Rankings
September 24, 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.
Two of the eight rookies that competed in the Web.com Tour Finals regained PGA TOUR status -- Hudson Swafford and Tyrone Van Aswegen. Overall, the class went 19-for-32 in the Finals with two top 10s and another seven top 25s. During the regular season on the Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR rookies missed nine of 12 cuts.
^ - 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.
* - Although he was a rookie on the PGA TOUR, Victor Dubuisson is participating in this week's Ryder Cup.
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 Placed a respective 70th, T9 and T12 in the FedExCup Playoffs. Also finished 58th on the money list. 2 Victor Dubuisson (78)^ DNP 2nd 7 10 9 1 3 4 Ryder Cup Withdrew early from the Wales Open. Ranks eighth in the Race to Dubai. One of three rookies on the European Ryder Cup squad. 3 Brooks Koepka (93)^ DNP T3 4 16 12 2 2 6 No Took the week off and fell two spots to 35th in the Race to Dubai. Next scheduled start: Dunhill Links Championship (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 No Missed cut by two at 2-over 72-70=142. Dropped 10 spots to 32nd in the chase for 25 PGA TOUR cards. 6 Andrew Loupe 137 Web.com T4 2 22 10 1 1 3 No Missed cut on the number at 1-over 69-72=141; 3-for-23 in birdie opps. Finished 52nd, $18,071.66 outside top-25 bubble. 7 Hudson Swafford 146 Web.com T8 5 26 11 0 1 5 No Shared 25th place to wrap up his return to the PGA TOUR. Of the 25 graduates, finished 19th with $44,171.66. 8 Wes Roach 153 Web.com T4 1 22 11 1 1 5 No Tied for 31st, but rose only 13 spots in the race for 25 PGA TOUR cards. Closed at 63rd, $25,229.52 outside the bubble. 9 Tyrone Van Aswegen 144 Web.com T16 4 25 15 0 0 4 No Led all rookies with a T11 in Web.com Tour Championship. Climbed two spots to finish 14th among 25 graduates with $61,760.00. 10 Peter Malnati 178 Web.com T14 1 18 5 0 0 3 No After opening the Finals 0-for-3, placed T37 in the finale. Wound up 86th and $31,461.66 short of the top-25 card-earners. 11 Bronson La'Cassie 186 Web.com T21 1 18 7 0 0 1 No Posted a T31 at Dye's Valley Course and rose 17 spots in the standings, but finished 69th overall ($27,486.66 outside bubble). 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 No One swing too many in the Web.com Tour Championship (1-over 72-69=141). Landed 40th and $10,851.66 short of the top 25. 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 Hasn't played since missing the cut at The Greenbrier Classic. In line for a medical extension on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR. 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.