2016-2017 Rookie Ranking
October 24, 2016
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM
- Cody Gribble is one of two left-handed rookies this season. He leads the early charge. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
There are 25 rookies on the PGA TOUR in 2016-17. This feature provides a subjective ranking updated weekly. The Rookie of the Year is voted by PGA TOUR members who make at least 15 starts.
SNAPSHOT: For the second consecutive year and third time in its four-year history as an official event contributing to the FedExCup, no rookies competed at the CIMB Classic. Only Cameron Smith (T5) and Carlos Ortiz (T65) in 2014 have represented any rookie class in the tournament. The Aussie didn’t qualify as a rookie that season until he earned Special Temporary Membership at the 2015 U.S. Open, which also happened to be his 10th start, thus triggering rookie eligibility at the same time. Ortiz gained entry into the CIMB Classic that season on a sponsor exemption.
LOW ROOKIE: N/A
CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES; * = PGA TOUR DEBUT): N/A
* - In the field at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions as of October 23.
# - In the field at the Sanderson Farms Championship as of October 23.
Through the CIMB Classic
Rank Name FedExCup Rank Last Week Best Finish Times Low Rookie Starts Cuts Made Top 10s 1 #Cody Gribble T8 T8 T8 1 1 1 1 2 #Mackenzie Hughes T13 T13 T13 - 1 1 - 3 #Trey Mullinax T22 T22 T22 - 1 1 - 4 #Ryan Blaum T26 T26 T26 - 1 1 - T5 #Dominic Bozzelli T35 T35 T35 - 1 1 - T5 #Brett Drewitt T35 T35 T35 - 1 1 - T5 #Richy Werenski T35 T35 T35 - 1 1 - 8 #Brian Campbell T49 T50 T50 - 1 1 - T9 Wesley Bryan T54 T55 T55 - 1 1 - T9 #J.J. Spaun T54 T55 T55 - 1 1 - 11 #JT Poston T56 T57 T57 - 1 1 - 12 #Xander Schauffele T59 T60 T60 - 1 1 - 13 #Ryan Brehm 68th 69th 69th - 1 1 - 14 #Nicholas Lindheim 69th 70th 70th - 1 1 - T15 #Cheng Tsung Pan n/a MC MC - 1 - - T15 #Seamus Power n/a MC MC - 1 - - T17 #Julian Etulain n/a MC MC - 1 - - T17 #Bobby Wyatt n/a MC MC - 1 - - T19 #Rick Lamb n/a MC MC - 1 - - T19 #Grayson Murray n/a MC MC - 1 - - 21 Ollie Schniederjans n/a MC MC - 1 - - T22 Patrick Cantlay n/a DNP - - - - - T22 #Joel Dahmen n/a DNP - - - - - T22 *Andrew Johnston n/a DNP - - - - - T22 #Sebastian Muñoz n/a DNP - - - - -
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.