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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Tony Finau finished T14 at The McGladrey Classic. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images) Tony Finau finished T14 at The McGladrey Classic. (Michael Cohen/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.

    Thirteen rookies survived the 36-hole cut at The McGladrey Classic. That's the most in a tournament since the same number at the 2013 Puerto Rico Open.

    * - Carlos Ortiz is the only rookie scheduled to compete in this week's CIMB Classic.

    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 8 T14 T7 1 3 3 - 1 3 No
    Opened with 1-over 71, but followed with 67, 67 and 66. Ten red numbers in 12 rounds; ranks seventh in adjusted scoring.
    2 Jon Curran 35 T54 T8 1 3 2 - 1 1 No
    Survived both cuts on the number and closed with 2-under 68. Ranked T39 in GIR, but seventh in scrambling.
    3 Adam Hadwin 41 T81/MDF T10 - 3 3 - 1 1 No
    Missed the 54-hole cut by three with a third-round 73 in which he hit only 10 GIR and still needed 31 putts.
    4 Andrew Putnam 29 T12 T12 1 3 2 - - 1 No
    Low rookie. After fading from 36-hole co-lead in Vegas, posted four sub-70s at Seaside. T9 in GIR; fourth in proximity.
    5 Zac Blair 30 T32 T12 - 3 3 - - 1 No
    Ranked T15 in GIR (57); led field in scrambling (13-for-15). Four-putted par-3 12th from 43 feet, eight inches in opening round.
    6 Carlos Ortiz 54 DNP T18 - 2 2 - - 1 Yes
    Ranks ninth in strokes gained: putting at 1.193.
    7 Byron Smith 65 MC T19 - 3 2 - - 1 No
    Missed the cut by nine at 9-over 74-75=149. Hit 27 GIR, but converted only once for birdie. Totaled 69 putts.
    8 Daniel Berger T78 T22 T22 - 3 1 - - 1 No
    Career-best finish (in four starts). Four sub-70s. Co-led field in par-3 scoring (2.75); eighth in strokes gained: putting (1.314).
    9 Tom Hoge 87 T32 T32 - 3 2 - - - No
    Career-best finish (in four starts). Co-led field in par-5 scoring (4.13; 1 eagle, 5 birdies, 2 pars).
    10 Scott Pinckney 89 T73/MDF T31 - 3 2 - - - No
    Missed 54-hole cut by two following a third-round 72 during which he had only three one-putts and totaled 33.
    11 Jonathan Randolph T85 MC T28 - 3 1 - - - No
    Missed 36-hole cut on the number at 1-over 73-68=141. Went 0-for-8 in birdie chances in the opening round.
    12 Sung Joon Park 94th T32 T32 - 1 1 - - - No
    PGA TOUR debut. Opened with 4-under 66. Ranked T4 in par-5 scoring (4.25) and eighth in scrambling (13-for-17).
    13 Mark Hubbard 90th T48 T48 - 3 2 - - - No
    Career-best finish (in five starts). T2 in fairways hit (47 of 56) and T9 in GIR (58). Had 30-hole stretch of bogey-free 8-under.
    14 Whee Kim 111 T86/MDF T49 - 3 2 - - - No
    Survived 36-hole cut on the number, but was five shots high of the 54-hole cut with a third-round 74 (11 GIR; 33 putts).
    15 Blayne Barber T100 MC T39 - 3 1 - - - No
    Missed his second consecutive cut on the number. Landed 29 GIR, but converted only six times. Needed 63 putts.
    16 Nick Taylor 121 T86/MDF T56 - 3 2 - - - No
    Carded a 5-over 75 in the third round to miss the 54-hole cut by five. Squared seven bogeys and a double on Saturday.
    17 Justin Thomas T130 71st 71st - 3 1 - - - No
    Fell 23 spots on Sunday with a closing 75. Ranked last of 71 in greens in regulation (46). Just 13-for-26 in scrambling (T55).
    T18 Zack Sucher - MC MC - 3 - - - - No
    One stroke outside the 36-hole cut line at 1-over 71-70=141. Went 6-for-11 in scrambling and added two three-putt bogeys.
    T18 Roger Sloan - MC MC - 1 - - - - No
    Four strokes too high at 4-over 70-74=144. Split 22 (of 28) fairways and hit 30 GIR, but holed only four birdies.
    T18 Oscar Fraustro - MC MC - 1 - - - - No
    Shot 5-over 72-73=145, missing cut by five. Went 7-for-27 in birdie opps, but scrambled for par just twice in nine attempts.
    T18 Carlos Sainz Jr. - MC MC - 1 - - - - No
    PGA TOUR debut. Missed the cut by seven (7-over 72-75=147). Just 2-for-27 in birdies (both at par-5 15th). Took 71 putts.
    T22 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.
    T22 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.
    T22 Patrick Cantlay - - - - - - - - - No
    Granted 11 starts on a medical extension for time missed while healing from a fractured vertebra.

     

    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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