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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Justin Thomas finished T4 at Quicken Loans National. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images)Justin Thomas finished T4 at Quicken Loans National. (Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

    There are 26 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.

    SNAPSHOT: In his first start since a low-rookie T5 at the John Deere Classic, Justin Thomas paced 16 rookies with a share of fourth place at the Quicken Loans National. Meanwhile, Carlos Sainz Jr. (T35) and Joe Affrunti (MC) competed at the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship.
    LOW ROOKIE: Justin Thomas, T4. Sixth time (T6, Sony; T10, Valspar; T11, Heritage; T24, THE PLAYERS; T5, John Deere).                
    CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): Justin Thomas (T4, equals finish at 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship).                
                                             
    * - In the field at the Barracuda Championship as of Aug. 2.
    NOTE: None qualified for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.               
    ^ - Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Smith have Special Temporary Membership, but neither is eligible for the FedExCup Playoffs unless he wins a tournament. As a result, the number in parentheses in the FedExCup Rank column reflects where each would rank among members.                                            

    Thru the Quicken Loans National
           
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best finish Starts Cuts made Top 10s
    1 Nick Taylor 95 1st 25 15 1
    2 Justin Thomas 37 T4 (2) 25 18 7
    3 Tony Finau 40 T7 (2) 27 19 4
    4 Daniel Berger 41 P2 25 14 5
    5 *Jon Curran 101 P2 25 13 5
    6 *Adam Hadwin 89 T5 27 17 3
    7 Scott Pinckney 71 T2 24 15 3
    8 *Zac Blair 103 T6 29 16 1
    9 *Carlos Ortiz 106 T9 26 17 1
    10 *Blayne Barber 135 T8 24 12 4
    11 *Whee Kim 132 T3 21 13 2
    12 *S.J. Park 123 T2 25 13 1
    13 *^Patrick Rodgers (127) T2 15 10 1
    14 *Tom Hoge 136 T5 24 13 1
    15 ^Cameron Smith (139) T4 11 6 2
    16 *Mark Hubbard 158 T20 23 15 -
    17 Jonathan Randolph 172 T20 23 11 -
    18 *Andrew Putnam 175 T12 21 9 -
    19 *Oscar Fraustro 196 T9 19 5 1
    20 *Byron Smith 199 T19 19 6 -
    21 *Roger Sloan 200 T18 18 6 -
    22 *Carlos Sainz Jr. 211 T9 18 3 1
    23 *Zack Sucher 220 T44 16 4 -
    24 Benjamin Alvarado 232 T22 8 1 -
    25 *Joe Affrunti 238 T46 2 1 -
    26 Patrick Cantlay T253 76th 1 1 -

    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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