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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Andrew Putnam finished T25 at the Shell Houston Open. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Andrew Putnam finished T25 at the Shell Houston Open. (Scott Halleran/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: None competed in the Masters. The last time a rookie qualified for the Masters was in 2013; Russell Henley missed the cut by five strokes. Victor Dubuisson missed the cut by one shot in the 2014 Masters, but he didn't earn rookie eligibility until later in the season.

    LOW ROOKIE: n/a

    CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): n/a

    NOTES [Leaders among rookies (value); Overall rank]
    Distance of all drives: Tony Finau (293.0 yards); 10th
    Fairways hit: Jon Curran (67.79 percent); 25th
    Greens in regulation: Daniel Berger (69.50 percent); 33rd
    Strokes gained: tee-to-green: Daniel Berger (0.742); 26th
    Strokes gained: putting: Zac Blair (0.656); ninth
    Adjusted scoring: Daniel Berger (70.298); 20th
    All-around ranking: Justin Thomas (424); 13th
    Proximity to the hole: Jon Curran (33 feet, four inches); fourth
    Scrambling: S.J. Park (66.44 percent); sixth
    Sand saves: S.J. Park (63.75 percent); 12th
    One-putt percentage: Andrew Putnam (45.11 percent); third
    Three-putt avoidance: Zack Sucher (1.75); T11
    Par breakers: Justin Thomas (23.11 percent); 14th
    Par-3 scoring: Byron Smith (2.97); T8
    Par-4 scoring: Daniel Berger, Tony Finau (4.01); T31
    Par-5 scoring: Justin Thomas (4.46); fourth
    • 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 RBC Heritage as of April 12.
    # - Top-10 alternate at the RBC Heritage as of April 12.
    ^ - In the field at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship as of April 12.

    Thru the Masters Tournament
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
    1 *Nick Taylor 48 1st 14 9 1
    2 *Daniel Berger 19 P2 15 10 3
    3 *Justin Thomas 47 T4 15 10 4
    4 *Tony Finau 53 T7 (2) 15 10 2
    5 #Carlos Ortiz 71 T9 14 10 1
    6 *Zac Blair 63 T6 16 9 1
    7 #Jon Curran 84 P2 15 7 3
    8 *Adam Hadwin 93 T10 15 11 1
    9 Blayne Barber 99 T9 (2) 15 9 2
    10 Scott Pinckney 108 T6 14 8 2
    11 #S.J. Park 74 T2 14 9 1
    12 Andrew Putnam 144 T12 13 7 -
    13 Whee Kim 156 T21 10 6 -
    14 Mark Hubbard 152 T20 13 8 -
    15 ^Oscar Fraustro 169 T9 10 4 1
    16 Tom Hoge 167 T32 13 7 -
    17 Jonathan Randolph 177 T27 13 5 -
    18 Byron Smith 187 T19 10 3 -
    19 ^Carlos Sainz Jr. 210 T9 9 1 1
    20 Benjamin Alvarado T219 T22 3 1 -
    21 Roger Sloan 222 T56 9 3 -
    22 ^Zack Sucher 242 73rd 8 1 -
    23 Patrick Cantlay 244 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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