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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • The Honda Classic was Daniel Berger's fifth top 25 in his last five starts. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)The Honda Classic was Daniel Berger's fifth top 25 in his last five starts. (Sam Greenwood/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.

    RECAP: Daniel Berger's P2 at The Honda Classic established a rookie best at PGA National since it first hosted in 2007. Luke Guthrie's solo third in 2013 was the previous record. Berger is the first rookie to lose in a playoff since Jordan Spieth at the 2013 Wyndham Championship.
    LOW ROOKIE: Daniel Berger, P2. Third time (T10, WM Phoenix Open; T10, Pebble Beach).
    CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): Daniel Berger (P2).

    NOTES
    • Daniel Berger: Third low-rookie honors in his last four starts (see above).
    • Daniel Berger: Fifth top 25 in his last five starts.
    • Daniel Berger: Final-round 64 matched tournament low (Brooks Koepka and Ian Poulter, second round; Brian Harman, final round).
    • Daniel Berger: Led field in strokes gained: tee-to-green (11.811).
    • Zac Blair: Played holes 11-18 in bogey-free 2-under for the tournament.
    • Adam Hadwin: Played holes 13-18 in bogey-free 3-under for the tournament.
    • Andrew Putnam: En route to an opening, 8-over 78, strung together six bogeys and two doubles beginning at the par-4 fourth.
    • Mark Hubbard: Disqualified after an opening, 4-over 74 for failing to register.
    • Patrick Cantlay: Has 10 starts remaining on his medical extension.
    • Benjamin Alvarado: Has two starts remaining on his medical extension in the reshuffle category and six remaining on a Minor Medical.
    • Joe Affrunti: Has eight starts remaining on his medical extension.

    * - In the field at the Puerto Rico Open as of March 3.
    NOTE: None qualified for the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship

    Thru The Honda Classic
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
    1 Nick Taylor 37 1st 11 7 1
    2 Daniel Berger 15 P2 11 8 3
    3 Justin Thomas 39 T4 11 7 3
    4 Tony Finau 31 T7 (2) 11 8 2
    5 *Zac Blair 43 T6 11 7 1
    6 Blayne Barber 75 T9 (2) 11 7 2
    7 Carlos Ortiz 64 T9 10 7 1
    8 *S.J. Park 56 T2 9 6 1
    9 *Adam Hadwin 84 T10 11 8 1
    10 *Jon Curran 119 T8 11 4 2
    11 *Mark Hubbard 131 T20 10 7 -
    12 Andrew Putnam 130 T12 11 5 -
    13 *Scott Pinckney 138 T20 10 6 -
    14 *Oscar Fraustro 160 T9 7 2 1
    15 *Tom Hoge 142 T32 10 6 -
    16 *Whee Kim 155 T21 8 4 -
    17 *Carlos Sainz Jr. 193 T9 8 1 1
    18 *Jonathan Randolph 169 T28 10 4 -
    19 *Byron Smith 179 T19 9 2 -
    20 *Roger Sloan 203 T56 7 3 -
    21 *Zack Sucher 222 73rd 7 1 -
    22 Patrick Cantlay 224 76th 1 1 -
    23 *Benjamin Alvarado - MC 2 - -
    24 Joe Affrunti - - - - -

     

    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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