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      2013-2014 Rookie Rankings

    • Will Wilcox finished T25 at the RBC Canadian Open. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Will Wilcox finished T25 at the RBC Canadian Open. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    There are 15 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.

    Of the 10 rookies in play at the RBC Canadian Open, Will Wilcox was the only to survive the cut. The nine MCs is a season high among this class.

    ^ - Brooks Koepka is ineligible for the FedExCup unless he wins a tournament. So, his "FedExCup Rank" in parentheses reflects where his non-member FedExCup points would rank among members.
    * - The same 10 that competed in Canada are scheduled to play the Barracuda Championship as of July 27. None qualified for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

    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 61 DNP 1st 10 24 10 2 3 6 No
    Riding an 0-for-4 skid and in the midst of a two-week break in advance of his debut at the PGA Championship.
    2 Brooks Koepka (97)^ DNP T3 5 14 10 2 2 5 No
    Like Hadley, also taking two weeks off before the PGA Championship, but Koepka will be making his second start (T70, 2013).
    3 Brice Garnett 113 MC T7 5 25 18 0 1 2 Yes
    Missed the cut by five at 5-over 73-72=145. Found only 13 (of 28) fairways and just 18 GIR (nine in each round).
    4 Will Wilcox 142 T25 T4 3 14 9 1 2 4 Yes
    Only rookie to survive cut. Second low-rookie performance in last three starts (T4, Greenbrier). Under par in every round in both.
    5 Hudson Swafford 143 MC T8 5 24 9 0 1 4 Yes
    Closed second round bogey-bogey to miss cut by one at 1-over 71-70=141. Ten (of 14) fairways, 12 GIR & 31 putts in each round.
    6 Tyrone Van Aswegen 137 MC T16 4 23 14 0 0 4 Yes
    Shot 3-over 69-74=143, missing the cut by three. Split only 11 (of 28) fairways and hit 19 greens in regulation.
    7 Wes Roach 157 MC T4 1 20 9 1 1 4 Yes
    Three shots outside the cut line at 3-over 71-72=143. Played his last four holes in 5-over with a four-putt triple-bogey 7 at No. 16.
    8 Andrew Loupe 141 MC T4 1 20 8 1 1 2 Yes
    Opened with 2-under 68, but missed cut by three following a 5-over 75. Hit only 10 GIR in second round and still took 31 putts.
    9 Peter Malnati 175 MC T14 1 16 4 0 0 3 Yes
    Bogey-free 4-under through 17 in second round. Double-bogeyed par-4 18th to miss the cut on the number at 1-over 73-68=141.
    10 Bronson La'Cassie 185 MC T21 1 16 6 0 0 1 Yes
    Missed the cut by one at 1-over 71-70=141. Failed to scramble for par at the par-4 18th, which he bogeyed to end the round.
    11 Patrick Cantlay 214 DNP T23 0 4 2 0 0 1 No
    Hasn't played since a T23 at The Greenbrier Classic. Withdrew from the John Deere Classic the following week with a sore back.
    12 Kevin Tway 178 MC T26 2 21 7 0 0 0 Yes
    Six shots too many at 6-over 72-74=146. Took only 26 putts in opener, but four-putted par-3 seventh from 39'6" for double bogey.
    13 Kevin Foley 206 MC T35 0 13 4 0 0 0 Yes
    Shot 2-over 69-73=142, missing the cut by two, his fifth straight. Went just 2-for-8 in scrambling in the second round.
    14 Benjamin Alvarado 234 DNP T53 0 6 1 0 0 0 No
    Last withdrawal of the week. It opened the door for Tim Petrovic (seventh alternate) to play; he co-led after 18 and 36 holes.
    15 Joe Affrunti n/a DNP n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 No
    Had surgery on left hip on Dec. 9. Suffered a setback this spring. Return 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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