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      2014-2015 Rookie Rankings

    • Justin Thomas finished T11 at RBC Heritage. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)Justin Thomas finished T11 at RBC Heritage. (Matt Sullivan/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: For the first time this season, the class was shut out of a top 10 for the second consecutive tournament in which at least two competed.  Four golfers shared low-rookie honors with a T25 at the Shell Houston Open.
    LOW ROOKIE: Justin Thomas, T11. Second time (T10, Valspar).
    CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): n/a

    NOTES
    • Daniel Berger: Led field in measured driving distance (296.4 yards) and ranked second in distance of all drives (278.9 yards).
    • Daniel Berger: Led field in proximity to the hole from the rough (24 feet, three inches).
    • Oscar Fraustro and Carlos Sainz Jr.: Shared 27th place at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship.
    • Zack Sucher and Joe Affrunti: Both missed the cut at the Web.com Tour's El Bosque Mexico Championship.
    • Joe Affrunti: With his commitment at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, he's poised to make his first PGA TOUR start since the 2013 Wyndham Championship.
    • Benjamin Alvarado: Has one start remaining on his medical extension in the reshuffle category and five remaining on a Minor Medical.
    • Patrick Cantlay: Has 10 starts remaining on his medical extension.
    • Joe Affrunti: Has eight starts remaining on his medical extension.

    * - In the field at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans as of April 19.

    Thru the RBC Heritage
    Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
    1 *Nick Taylor 53 1st 15 10 1
    2 *Daniel Berger 22 P2 16 11 3
    3 *Justin Thomas 41 T4 16 11 4
    4 *Tony Finau 60 T7 (2) 16 10 2
    5 *Zac Blair 62 T6 17 10 1
    6 *Carlos Ortiz 78 T9 15 10 1
    7 *Jon Curran 90 P2 15 7 3
    8 *Adam Hadwin 99 T10 16 11 1
    9 *Blayne Barber 104 T9 (2) 15 9 2
    10 *Scott Pinckney 114 T6 14 8 2
    11 *S.J. Park 80 T2 14 9 1
    12 *Andrew Putnam 146 T12 13 7 -
    13 *Whee Kim 159 T21 10 6 -
    14 *Mark Hubbard 154 T20 13 8 -
    15 *Oscar Fraustro 172 T9 10 4 1
    16 *Tom Hoge 169 T32 13 7 -
    17 *Jonathan Randolph 179 T27 13 5 -
    18 *Byron Smith 188 T19 10 3 -
    19 *Carlos Sainz Jr. 211 T9 9 1 1
    20 Benjamin Alvarado T220 T22 3 1 -
    21 *Roger Sloan 223 T56 9 3 -
    22 *Zack Sucher 243 73rd 8 1 -
    23 Patrick Cantlay 245 76th 1 1 -
    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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