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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Tony Finau finished T12 at the Frys.com Open. (Tony Finau/Getty Images) Tony Finau finished T12 at the Frys.com Open. (Tony Finau/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.

    After a strong season opener during which the rookies went 9-for-17 with one top 10 and another three top 20s, 10 of 17 made the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. They were led at TPC Summerlin by two top 10s and another top 20. It's the first time that a rookie class has connected top 10s since the last two tournaments before the 2014 Masters.

    * - Twenty are scheduled to compete in The McGladrey Classic as of Oct. 19.

    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Last Week Best Finish Times Low Rookie Starts Cuts Made Top 5s Top 10s Top 25s In Field? *
    1 Tony Finau 10 T7 T7 1 2 2 - 1 2 Yes
    Low rookie. Second straight career-best finish. Led field in distance (338.0 yards), T3 in GIR (59) and T2 in par-5 scoring (4.25).
    2 Jon Curran T25 MC T8 1 2 1 - 1 1 Yes
    Shot 3-over 70-75=145, missing the cut by three. Hit only nine greens in the second round and still needed 31 putts.
    3 Adam Hadwin 24 T10 T10 - 2 2 - 1 1 Yes
    Opened (67) & closed (63) bogey-free. Led field in ball-striking (T7-total driving; T3-GIR). Ranked T2 inside 10 feet (62-for-65).
    4 Zac Blair 35 T75/MDF T12 - 2 2 - - 1 Yes
    Missed 54-hole cut by two strokes with an even-par 71. Went 1-for-14 in birdie chances in the third round.
    5 Carlos Ortiz T33 T18 T18 - 2 2 - - 1 No
    Career-best finish. Rose 35 spots with a bogey-free, 6-under 65 on Sunday. Led field in strokes gained-putting (2.439).
    6 Byron Smith 42 70th T19 - 2 2 - - 1 Yes
    Last alternate in the field for the second straight week. Survived both cuts on the number. Hit nine GIR in final-round 74.
    7 Jonathan Randolph T54 T28 T28 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    T2 in putting inside 10 feet (62-for-65). Perfect on 57 chances from six feet and in, including 14 from outside three feet.
    8 Scott Pinckney T61 MC T31 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    Turned in a pair of even-par 71s to miss the cut by two. Went just 4-for-23 in par-breaker chances with an eagle.
    9 Andrew Putnam T65 T33 T33 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    First cut made in four career starts. Co-led after 36 holes. Third-round 73: 0-for-5 in scrambling (5 bogeys) + three-putt bogey.
    10 Blayne Barber T72 MC T39 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    Missed the cut on the number at 1-under 69-72=141. Four-putted the par-3 fifth from 28-feet 5-inches in the second round.
    11 Whee Kim T83 T49 T49 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    First cut made in two career starts. Bogey-free, 1-under 70 in third round, but just 1-for-14 in birdie opportunities.
    12 Mark Hubbard T89 MC T53 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    Missed cut by three. On No. 4: 3-putted from 20-feet, 5-inches in Rd. 1; holed out from fringe from 22-feet, 7-inches Friday.
    13 Nick Taylor T92 T56 T56 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    Bogey-free 65 in second round featured eagles at 15 & 16. First consecutive eagles since Martin Kaymer at 2014 Wells Fargo.
    14 Tom Hoge T101 T67 T67 - 2 1 - - - Yes
    First cut made in three career starts. Survived both cuts on the number. Ranked fifth in distance of all drives (303.9 yards).
    15 Justin Thomas - MC MC - 2 - - - - Yes
    Even-par 72-70=142. Hit 24 greens in regulation and took 60 putts. Missed his cuts by an aggregate three strokes.
    16 Daniel Berger - MC MC - 2 - - - - Yes
    Went 8-for-23 in birdie chances, but missed cut by one at 1-under 70-71=141. Missed his cuts by an aggregate five strokes.
    17 Zack Sucher - MC MC - 2 - - - - Yes
    Chased bogey-free 67 with 75 (2-for-7 in scrambling) and missed the cut by two. Missed his cuts by an aggregate six strokes.
    T18 Joe Affrunti - - - - - - - - - No
    On a medical extension. Didn't play the PGA TOUR in 2013-14. Had hip surgery in December. Suffered setback in the spring.
    T18 Benjamin Alvarado - - - - - - - - - No
    Given four starts on a medical in the reshuffle for a knee injury. Given an additional four on a Minor Medical for a wrist injury.
    T18 Patrick Cantlay - - - - - - - - - No
    Granted 11 starts on a medical extension for time missed while healing from a fractured vertebra.
    T18 Oscar Fraustro - - - - - - - - - Yes
    First alternate when the field was final for the second consecutive week. T64 at the open qualifier with a 1-over 71.
    T18 Sung Joon Park - - - - - - - - - Yes
    Tied for 16th at the Japan Open. Poised for his PGA TOUR debut at Sea Island, which is 13 hours behind Tokyo time.
    T18 Carlos Sainz Jr. - - - - - - - - - Yes
    Set to make his PGA TOUR debut. Sparked his success with a T2 in early August. Closed 6-for-7 with three top 20s.
    T18 Roger Sloan - - - - - - - - - Yes
    After winning the Nova Scotia Open in early July, went 6-for-10 with no top 25s.

     

    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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