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    • Andrew Loupe's bid for the FedExCup Playoffs came up short. He finished 137. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images) Andrew Loupe's bid for the FedExCup Playoffs came up short. He finished 137. (Darren Carroll/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.

    Only two rookies qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs. At The Barclays, neither performed to the level of the form that paved the way to eligibility. Fittingly as the only winner, Chesson Hadley will represent his class alone in the second leg.

    ^ - 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.
    * - One is scheduled to compete in the Deutsche Bank Championship as of Aug. 24. Eight others are ready to embark in the Web.com Tour Finals at the Hotel Fitness Championship.

    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 84 70th 1st 10 27 11 2 3 6 Yes
    Low rookie, but finished last of 70 golfers that played 72 holes. Final-round 78: 4 (of 14) fairways; 5 GIR, 27 putts.
    2 Victor Dubuisson (78)^ DNP 2nd 7 10 9 1 3 4 No
    Scheduled to play European Masters on Sept. 4-7. Would be fully exempt on 2014-15 PGA TOUR if he accepts membership.
    3 Brooks Koepka (93)^ DNP T3 4 16 12 2 2 6 No
    If he accepts membership, would be fully exempt in 2014-15. In the preliminary field for the European Masters (Sept. 4-7).
    4 Brice Garnett 121 MC T7 5 28 20 0 1 2 No
    Missed cut by seven at 8-over 72-78=150. Squared consecutive triple bogeys in his second round; had another in the opener.
    5 Will Wilcox 142 DNP T4 4 16 10 1 2 5 Web.com
    Concluded the regular season with a T24 at the Wyndham Championship, good for a share of low-rookie honors.
    6 Andrew Loupe 137 DNP T4 2 22 10 1 1 3 Web.com
    Shared low-rookie honors at the Wyndham to end the regular season. Ranks fifth in distance of all drives (296.1 yards).
    7 Hudson Swafford 146 DNP T8 5 26 11 0 1 5 Web.com
    Ranks T5 on TOUR in total driving and 11th in greens in regulation but 134th in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
    8 Wes Roach 153 DNP T4 1 22 11 1 1 5 Web.com
    Currently T38 in par breakers but 133rd in adjusted scoring.
    9 Tyrone Van Aswegen 144 DNP T16 4 25 15 0 0 4 Web.com
    Leads the TOUR in par breakers when going for the green (64 of 88 attempts). Also third in par-3 scoring average (2.96).
    10 Peter Malnati 178 DNP T14 1 18 5 0 0 3 Web.com
    Sits 37th in strokes gained: putting but 185th in strokes gained: tee-to-green. Lowest on TOUR in final-round scoring (67.40).
    11 Bronson La'Cassie 186 DNP T21 1 18 7 0 0 1 Web.com
    Went 45-for-49 from 4'1"-5'0", good for a clip of 91.84 percent, highest on the PGA TOUR.
    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 DNP T26 2 23 8 0 0 0 Web.com
    Signed for at least one over-par score in every start.
    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 most recent ace (third round of the Wyndham).
    15 Benjamin Alvarado 240 DNP T53 0 6 1 0 0 0 No
    Out since withdrawing prior to the John Deere Classic with a wrist injury. Also 0-for-3 on the Web.com Tour.
    16 Joe Affrunti n/a DNP n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 No
    Became a father to a boy, Jack, over the weekend. 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.

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