There are 23 rookies on the PGA TOUR in 2017-18. 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: Whether it’s great timing or a blessing in disguise (hint: it’s both), the fortnight that opens the three-week excursion through Asia has presented an opportunity for rest for the newest members of the PGA TOUR. With several weeks of the stress-filled competition of the Web.com Tour Finals followed by nervous debuts at the Safeway Open, the majority if not all of the newly minted cardholders are embracing the down time.
Since the CIMB Classic and THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES are invitationals, no rookie qualified for either on merit. Only Peter Uihlein will be active during this stint, and he needed a sponsor exemption to join the field of 78 at TPC Kuala Lumpur. He capitalized with a three-way share of 10th place.
LOW ROOKIE: Peter Uihlein, T10. First time.
CAREER-BEST FINISHES (AND TIES): None.
NOTE: None are scheduled to compete in THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES as of Oct. 15.
Through the CIMB Classic
Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s 1 Tyler Duncan T12 T5 1 1 1 2 Brandon Harkins T23 T9 1 1 1 3 Peter Uihlein T25 T10 2 1 1 T4 Corey Conners T61 T30 1 1 - T4 Stephan Jaeger T61 T30 1 1 - 6 Xinjun Zhang T72 T37 1 1 - T7 Tom Lovelady T79 T43 1 1 - T7 Ben Silverman T79 T43 1 1 - 9 Talor Gooch T93 T54 1 1 - T10 Lanto Griffin n/a MC 1 - - T10 Nate Lashley n/a MC 1 - - T10 Conrad Shindler n/a MC 1 - - T10 Ethan Tracy n/a MC 1 - - T10 Andrew Yun n/a MC 1 - - T10 Sam Ryder n/a MC 1 - - T10 Adam Schenk n/a MC 1 - - T10 Marty Dou n/a MC 1 - - T10 Aaron Wise n/a MC 1 - - T10 Matt Atkins n/a MC 1 - - T10 Denny McCarthy n/a MC 1 - - T10 Keith Mitchell n/a MC 1 - - T10 Roberto Diaz n/a WD 1 - - n/a Austin Cook n/a - - - -
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.