Rookies


ROOKIE DEFINITION


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 or Non-Member FedExCup Points List, whichever occurs first.

Player Path to the PGA TOUR Flag Birthplace Residence College
Barjon, Paul 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season FRA Dumbea, New Caledonia Fort Worth, Texas TCU
Buckley, Hayden 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals USA Chattanooga, Tennessee Naples, Florida Missouri
Creel, Joshua 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals USA Cheyenne, Wyoming Edmond, Oklahoma Central Oklahoma
Hardy, Nick 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Northbrook, Illinois Northbrook, Illinois Illinois
Hodges, Lee 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Huntsville, Alabama Ardmore, Alabama Alabama
Lipsky, David 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California Northwestern
Lower, Justin 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals USA Akron, Ohio Canal Fulton, Ohio Malone
McGreevy, Max 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Edmond, Oklahoma Edmond, Oklahoma Oklahoma
Moore, Taylor 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA San Antonio, Texas Dallas, Texas Arkansas
Novak, Andrew 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Raleigh, North Carolina Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Wofford
Pendrith, Taylor 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season CAN Richmond Hill, Canada Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Kent State
Pereira, Mito Winner, three 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour events CHL Santiago, Chile Pirque, Chile Texas Tech
Rai, Aaron 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals ENG Wolverhampton, England Wolverhampton, England
Ramey, Chad 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Fulton, Mississippi Fulton, Mississippi Mississippi State
Riley, Davis 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Hattiesburg, Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi Alabama
Schwab, Matthias 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals AUT Schladming, Austria Schladming, Austria Vanderbilt
Sigg, Greyson 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Augusta, Georgia St. Simons Island, Georgia Georgia
Skinns, David 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season ENG Lincoln, England Suwanee, Georgia Tennessee
Smalley, Alex 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals USA Rochester, New York Greensboro, North Carolina Duke
Smotherman, Austin 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Loomis, California Dallas, Texas SMU
Tarren, Callum 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals ENG Darlington, England Darlington, England Radford
Theegala, Sahith 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals USA Orange, California Chino Hills, California Pepperdine
Thompson, Curtis 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Plantation, Florida Boynton Beach, Florida LSU
Wolfe, Jared 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Louisville, Kentucky Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Murray State
Wu, Brandon 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Danville, California Scarsdale, New York Stanford
Wu, Dylan 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Medford, Oregon Evanston, Illinois Northwestern
Young, Cameron 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season USA Scarsborough, New York Jupiter, Florida Wake Forest

FIRST-YEAR MEMBER 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.

FIRST-YEAR MEMBERS (4)

Player Path to the PGA TOUR Flag Birthplace Residence College
Bezuidenhout, Christiaan 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals RSA Delmas, South Africa Delmas, South Africa
Herbert, Lucas 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals AUS Bendigo, Australia Melbourne, Australia
Kitayama, Kurt 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Finals USA Chico, California Henderson, Nevada UNLV
Zalatoris, Will KFT and non-member FedExCup points list USA San Francisco, California Dallas, Texas Wake Forest

ROOKIE WINNERS - FedExCup era (2007-present)

Player Rookies
Garrick Higgo 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree
Viktor Hovland 2020 Puerto Rico Open
Collin Morikawa 2019 Barracuda Championship
Matthew Wolff 2019 3M Open
Martin Trainer 2019 Puerto Rico Open
Adam Long 2019 The American Express
Cameron Champ 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship
Aaron Wise 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson
Satoshi Kodaira 2018 RBC Heritage
Austin Cook 2017 The RSM Classic
Xander Schauffele (2) 2017 TOUR Championship
Grayson Murray 2017 Barbasol Championship
Xander Schauffele 2017 The Greenbrier Classic
Wesley Bryan 2017 RBC Heritage
Mackenzie Hughes 2016 The RSM Classic
Cody Gribble 2016 Sanderson Farms Championship
Si Woo Kim 2016 Wyndham Championship
Smylie Kaufman 2015 Shriners Children's Open
Emiliano Grillo 2015 Fortinet Championship
Nick Taylor 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship
Chesson Hadley 2014 Puerto Rico Open
Jordan Spieth 2013 John Deere Classic
Derek Ernst 2013 Wells Fargo Championship
Russell Henley 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii
Charlie Beljan 2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
Jonas Blixt 2012 Fortinet Championship
Ted Potter, Jr. 2012 The Greenbrier Classic
John Huh 2012 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba
Keegan Bradley (2) 2011 PGA Championship
Scott Stallings 2011 The Greenbrier Classic
Chris Kirk 2011 Sanderson Farms Championship
Keegan Bradley 2011 AT&T Byron Nelson
Brendan Steele 2011 Valero Texas Open
Charl Schwartzel 2011 Masters Tournament
Jhonattan Vegas 2011 The American Express
Rory McIlroy 2010 Wells Fargo Championship
Derek Lamely 2010 Puerto Rico Open
Marc Turnesa 2008 Shriners Children's Open
Dustin Johnson 2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship
Chez Reavie 2008 RBC Canadian Open
Andres Romero 2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
George McNeill 2007 Shriners Children's Open
Brandt Snedeker 2007 Wyndham Championship
Henrik Stenson 2007 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

ROOKIES BY SEASON - FedExCup era (2007-present)

Season Rookies Winners TOUR Championship
2021-22 27 - -
2020-21 3 1 0
2019-20 21 1 2
2018-19 22 5 1
2017-18 23 3 1
2016-17 25 5 2
2015-16 21 3 2
2014-15 24 1 1
2013-14 14 1 0
2013 25 3 1
2012 26 4 1
2011 35 6 1
2010 20 2 0
2009 28 0 1
2008 25 4 1
2007 27 3 1