Hayden Buckley at top of the rookie ranking

The 2021-22 PGA TOUR season resumes with this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. The ultra-exclusive field consists only of winners of PGA TOUR events since the 2021 edition and Olympics gold medalist Xander Schauffele.

None of this season’s rookies have won a tournament, so the class will not be represented at Kapalua Resort on Maui, but 2020-21 rookie Garrick Higgo qualified when he prevailed at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree last June.

Rookie ranking, Hayden Buckley

The last rookie to compete in the Sentry TOC in the same season as his breakthrough title was Cameron Champ in 2019. He finished T11. He qualified via his victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in the fall of the 2018.

Rookies will have the opportunity to resume their 2021-22 season at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Jan. 13-16. It’s the first full-field event since the first reorder of the Korn Ferry Tour graduate reshuffle category occurred at the conclusion of The RSM Classic on Nov. 21. To review current position in that category for all grads, including rookies, click here.

NOTE: None qualified for the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Through holiday break
Rank Name FedExCup Rank Best Finish Starts Cuts Made Top 10s
1 Hayden Buckley 39 T4 5 3 2
2 Mito Pereira 21 3rd 7 6 1
3 Taylor Pendrith 47 T5 7 5 1
4 Cameron Young 26 T2 4 2 1
5 Taylor Moore 53 T8 5 3 1
6 Aaron Rai 59 T15 7 4 –
7 Alex Smalley 60 T12 6 4 –
8 Davis Riley 76 T7 7 3 1
9 Sahith Theegala 85 T8 6 4 1
10 Chad Ramey 79 T14 6 3 –
11 Max McGreevy 90 T16 5 3 –
12 Curtis Thompson 102 T7 6 1 1
13 Greyson Sigg 96 T22 7 4 –
14 Andrew Novak 107 T22 5 3 –
15 Matthias Schwab 121 T22 4 3 –
16 Nick Hardy 130 T26 4 3 –
17 Lee Hodges 127 T27 6 5 –
18 David Skinns 137 T29 4 3 –
19 Justin Lower 135 T17 3 1 –
20 David Lipsky T148 T22 6 1 –
21 Dylan Wu 163 T46 4 3 –
22 Paul Barjon 159 T39 4 2 –
23 Austin Smotherman 178 T40 3 2 –
24 Brandon Wu 168 T34 5 1 –
25 Joshua Creel 190 T40 3 1 –
26 Jared Wolfe T208 T63 5 1 –
27 Callum Tarren n/a MC 4 – –

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