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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Justin Thomas is putting together a stellar rookie campaign on the PGA TOUR. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)Justin Thomas is putting together a stellar rookie campaign on the PGA TOUR. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

    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: RECAP: At 10-under 69-66-69-66=270, Adam Hadwin landed in a five-way share of fifth place at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. It's the sixth top five by a rookie this season and the first since Jon Curran lost in a playoff at the Puerto Rico Open in early March. Eight of the 10 in play at Colonial survived both the 36- and 54-hole cuts.

    LOW ROOKIE: Adam Hadwin, T5. Second time (T25; Houston).

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

    NOTES
    • Bogey-free scores: Zac Blair (66, first round); Nick Taylor (67, third round); Adam Hadwin (66, final round).
    • Adam Hadwin: T5 is his second-best finish in 31 PGA TOUR starts (T4, 2011 RBC Canadian Open).
    • Adam Hadwin: Led the field in the all-around, ranked T2 in fairways hit (44 of 56) and third in strokes gained: putting (7.126).
    • Adam Hadwin: Converted three putts from outside 21 feet on Sunday, including a walk-off birdie from 23 feet and eight inches at the par-4 18th hole.
    • Tony Finau: Only rookie among 11 to co-lead the field in par-5 scoring average (4.38; five birdies, three pars).
    • Nick Taylor: Ranked last (of 72) in fairways hit (21 of 56) but first in proximity to the hole from the fairway (20 feet, 11 inches).
    • Scott Pinckney: Ranked second in conversion percentage inside 10 feet (66-for-70; 94.29 percent).
    • Blayne Barber: Taking time off for the birth of his first child.
    • 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 seven starts remaining on his medical extension.

    * - In the field at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship as of May 24.

    Thru the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
    1 Nick Taylor 67 1st 19 13 1
    2 *Daniel Berger 26 P2 20 13 4
    3 *Justin Thomas 39 T4 19 14 5
    4 *Tony Finau 61 T7 (2) 19 12 2
    5 *Carlos Ortiz 82 T9 18 13 1
    6 *Adam Hadwin 92 T5 20 12 2
    7 *Zac Blair 83 T6 20 11 1
    8 *Jon Curran 103 P2 18 9 3
    9 Blayne Barber 102 T8 17 10 3
    10 *Scott Pinckney 106 T6 17 11 2
    11 *S.J. Park 101 T2 17 9 1
    12 *Whee Kim 147 T8 13 8 1
    13 *Andrew Putnam 156 T12 15 7 -
    14 *Mark Hubbard 160 T20 15 9 -
    15 *Jonathan Randolph 169 T20 15 6 -
    16 *Oscar Fraustro 176 T9 12 4 1
    17 *Tom Hoge 172 T32 15 7 -
    18 *Byron Smith 192 T19 12 3 -
    19 *Carlos Sainz Jr. 203 T9 11 2 1
    20 *Benjamin Alvarado T222 T22 3 1 -
    21 *Roger Sloan 225 T56 11 4 -
    22 *Zack Sucher 245 73rd 9 1 -
    23 Patrick Cantlay 247 76th 1 1 -
    24 *Joe Affrunti - MC 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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