Rookies



In May, the Korn Ferry Tour announced modifications to the 2020 schedule and a fall calendar of events that would be part of a one-time, combined 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour season. The adjustments resulted in the loss of a graduating class via the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020. In turn, there were no rookies on the PGA TOUR at the start of the 2020-21 season. However, a non-member who wins on the PGA TOUR or a player who wins three times on the Korn Ferry Tour during the 2020-21 season could join the PGA TOUR as a rookie throughout the season.

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.

ROOKIES (0)

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 (2)

Player Path to the PGA TOUR Flag Birthplace Residence College Age (9/10/2020)
Gordon, Will 2019-20 Non-Member FedExCup Points USA Davidson, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Vanderbilt 24 years, 44 days
van Rooyen, Erik 2019-20 Non-Member FedExCup Points RSA Bellville, South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa Minnesota 30 years, 201 days

ROOKIE WINNERS - FedExCup era (2007-present)

Player Rookies
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 Desert Classic
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 Hospitals for Children Open
Emiliano Grillo 2015 Frys.com Open
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 Classic
Jonas Blixt 2012 Fry's.com Open
Ted Potter, Jr. 2012 The Greenbrier Classic
John Huh 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic
Keegan Bradley (2) 2011 PGA Championship
Scott Stallings 2011 The Greenbrier Classic
Chris Kirk 2011 Viking Classic
Keegan Bradley 2011 HP Byron Nelson Championship
Brendan Steele 2011 Valero Texas Open
Charl Schwartzel 2011 Masters Tournament
Jhonattan Vegas 2011 Bob Hope Classic
Rory McIlroy 2010 Quail Hollow Championship
Derek Lamely 2010 Puerto Rico Open
Marc Turnesa 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children 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 Frys.com Open
Brandt Snedeker 2007 Wyndham Championship
Henrik Stenson 2007 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship

ROOKIES BY SEASON - FedExCup era (2007-present)

Season Rookies Winners TOUR Championship
2020-21 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