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Golf Draft Kit: 2013-14 Best Values

Greg Vara

Greg Vara

Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.

DECEMBER UPDATE: Revised 2013-14 projected earnings following the fall season for leagues whose seasons being in January.

A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2013-14. The value compares 2013 earnings vs. 2013-14 projected earnings. A player like Jason Dufner might earn a "D" grade or lower, but that is no indication of how he will play this year. It is simply a result of how his 2013-14 projected earnings compare to his 2013 earnings.

Improvement percentage (2013 earnings vs. 2013-14 projected earnings) is the factor that drives the grading process. Anything positive is a good score, though a slight positive score might just reflect inflation in the prize money.

Ranking includes only 2013-14 PGA Tour card winners who earned money on last year's tour. In addition to the Top-125 money list, that includes:

Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points list - P
Top 25 from The Finals - F
Non-members and foreigners - N
Rookies - R

Click column headings to sort.

GOLFER2013 EVENTS2013 EARNINGS2013-14 PROJ. EARNINGSIMPROVE%GRADE
1. Joe Durant-F7$32,290$150,000364.5A
2. John Peterson-F-R6$259,679$1,200,000362.1A
3. Patrick Cantlay-F-R7$195,411$700,000258.2A
4. Heath Slocum-F9$90,796$300,000230.4A
5. Bud Cauley-F24$443,698$1,250,000181.7A
6. Rory McIlroy16$1,802,443$4,500,000149.7A
7. Will Claxton-F  24$206,722$500,000141.9A
8. Darren Clarke-N3$86,718$200,000130.6A
9. Peter Hanson15$610,178$1,250,000104.9A
10. Carl Pettersson24$738,143$1,500,000103.2A
11. Ryan Moore22$1,490,265$3,000,000101.3A
12. Ben Crane21$796,947$1,500,00088.2A
13. John Senden25$667,027$1,250,00087.4A
14. Sean O'Hair-F22$268,614$500,00086.1A
15. Troy Matteson-F 24$245,090$450,00083.6A
16. Bo Van Pelt22$956,629$1,750,00082.9A
17. Luke Donald17$1,930,646$3,500,00081.3A
18. Seung-Yul Noh-F 25$391,763$700,00078.7B
19. Ryo Ishikawa-F23$424,541$750,00076.7B
20. Robert Garrigus24$1,132,355$2,000,00076.6B
21. Luke Guthrie27$991,902$1,750,00076.4B
22. Nicolas Colsaerts17$720,164$1,250,00073.6B
23. Aaron Baddeley24$721,024$1,250,00073.4B
24. Rickie Fowler22$1,816,742$3,000,00065.1B
25. Jason Kokrak25$1,267,525$2,000,00057.8B
26. Gary Woodland26$1,915,732$3,000,00056.6B
27. Bobby Gates-F 20$320,248$500,00056.1B
28. Chris Stroud26$1,602,122$2,500,00056.0B
29. Charl Schwartzel19$2,256,723$3,500,00055.1B
30. Ryan Palmer22$1,521,592$2,250,00047.9B
31. Tim Clark20$1,355,952$2,000,00047.5B
32. Matt Every28$1,188,867$1,750,00047.2B
33. Brad Fritsch-F 24$452,184$650,00043.7B
34. Morgan Hoffmann20$871,003$1,250,00043.5B
35. Jimmy Walker24$2,117,570$3,000,00041.7B
36. Freddie Jacobson19$1,236,722$1,750,00041.5B
37. Nick Watney26$2,477,639$3,500,00041.3B
38. Geoff Ogilvy19$892,920$1,250,00040.0B
39. David Lynn22$1,633,253$2,250,00037.8C
40. Kyle Stanley24$1,462,943$2,000,00036.7C
41. Scott Piercy24$1,830,084$2,500,00036.6C
42. Richard Lee24$920,836$1,250,00035.7C
43. Jonas Blixt24$2,027,517$2,750,00035.6C
44. Marc Leishman23$1,491,359$2,000,00034.1C
45. Lucas Glover23$747,812$1,000,00033.7C
46. Russell Knox-F  11$305,973$400,00030.7C
47. Matt Jones24$1,724,707$2,250,00030.5C
48. Bubba Watson21$1,759,276$2,250,00027.9C
49. Chez Reavie-P 22$590,925$750,00026.9C
50. Camilo Villegas23$709,677$900,00026.8C
51. Padraig Harrington17$711,244$900,00026.5C
52. Andres Romero21$718,507$900,00025.3C
53. Trevor Immelman-F24$360,549$450,00024.8C
54. Jeff Overton24$721,723$900,00024.7C
55. Jason Day21$3,625,030$4,500,00024.1C
56. Adam Scott16$4,892,611$6,000,00022.6C
57. Brian Stuard25$1,032,028$1,250,00021.1C
58. Stewart Cink22$1,052,712$1,250,00018.7D
59. Webb Simpson25$2,957,582$3,500,00018.3D
60. Dustin Johnson22$2,963,214$3,500,00018.1D
61. Daniel Summerhays26$1,277,886$1,500,00017.4D
62. Kevin Stadler25$1,281,177$1,500,00017.1D
63. Ian Poulter16$1,723,463$2,000,00016.0D
64. Roberto Castro29$2,154,898$2,500,00016.0D
65. Jordan Spieth23$3,879,820$4,500,00016.0D
66. Chris Kirk24$1,728,616$2,000,00015.7D
67. Hunter Mahan25$3,036,164$3,500,00015.3D
68. Graeme McDowell16$2,174,595$2,500,00015.0D
69. Patrick Reed26$1,961,519$2,250,00014.7D
70. John Huh28$1,529,482$1,750,00014.4D
71. David Lingmerth23$1,748,109$2,000,00014.4D
72. Charlie Wi23$656,672$750,00014.2D
73. Martin Kaymer17$882,937$1,000,00013.3D
74. Rory Sabbatini27$1,327,822$1,500,00013.0D
75. Johnson Wagner24$801,955$900,00012.2D
76. David Hearn22$1,117,115$1,250,00011.9D
77. Martin Flores25$805,597$900,00011.7D
78. Zach Johnson24$4,044,509$4,500,00011.3D
79. Greg Chalmers25$632,283$700,00010.7D
80. Charley Hoffman23$1,582,423$1,750,00010.6D
81. Kevin Chappell24$1,589,839$1,750,00010.1D
82. Keegan Bradley25$3,636,813$4,000,00010.0D
83. Brian Harman29$909,759$1,000,0009.9D
84. Lee Westwood19$2,081,731$2,250,0008.1D
85. Justin Leonard24$694,139$750,0008.0D
86. Scott Stallings27$1,622,627$1,750,0007.8D
87. John Rollins26$1,164,049$1,250,0007.4D
88. James Hahn26$853,507$900,0005.4D
89. J.J. Henry26$761,861$800,0005.0F
90. Nicholas Thompson29$959,434$1,000,0004.2F
91. William McGirt24$867,384$900,0003.8F
92. Brandt Snedeker23$5,318,087$5,500,0003.4F
93. Cameron Tringale24$971,209$1,000,0003.0F
94. K.J. Choi24$973,751$1,000,0002.7F
95. Michael Thompson22$1,707,637$1,750,0002.5F
96. Brian Davis28$1,221,524$1,250,0002.3F
97. Jason Bohn23$739,030$750,0001.5F
98. David Toms16$646,161$650,0000.6F
99. Sergio Garcia17$2,251,139$2,250,000-0.1F
100. George McNeill-P21$500,798$500,000-0.2F
101. Mark Wilson19$913,730$900,000-1.5F
102. Brendon de Jonge30$1,795,244$1,750,000-2.5F
103. Bob Estes18$769,717$750,000-2.6F
104. James Driscoll23$821,101$800,000-2.6F
105. Graham DeLaet26$2,834,900$2,750,000-3.0F
106. Justin Rose17$4,146,148$4,000,000-3.5F
107. Ted Potter, Jr.22$829,770$800,000-3.6F
108. Jason Dufner22$3,132,268$3,000,000-4.2F
109. D.A. Points28$2,658,887$2,500,000-6.0F
110. Josh Teater24$1,332,652$1,250,000-6.2F
111. Bill Haas25$3,475,563$3,250,000-6.5F
112. Charles Howell III26$1,877,389$1,750,000-6.8F
113. Stuart Appleby-P25$538,333$500,000-7.1F
114. Pat Perez22$974,800$900,000-7.7F
115. Bryce Molder24$816,922$750,000-8.2F
116. Scott Gardiner-F 23$219,645$200,000-8.9F
117. Harris English26$2,201,167$2,000,000-9.1F
118. D.H. Lee22$882,793$800,000-9.4F
119. Ricky Barnes-F26$553,878$500,000-9.7F
120. Jerry Kelly22$832,407$750,000-9.9F
121. Steve Stricker13$4,440,532$4,000,000-9.9F
122. Brendan Steele26$1,004,161$900,000-10.4F
123. Kevin Streelman25$3,088,284$2,750,000-11.0F
124. Matt Kuchar23$5,616,808$5,000,000-11.0F
125. Justin Hicks25$732,742$650,000-11.3F
126. Brian Gay24$1,426,017$1,250,000-12.3F
127. Sang-Moon Bae26$1,714,640$1,500,000-12.5F
128. Phil Mickelson21$5,495,793$4,750,000-13.6F
129. Steven Bowditch22$697,775$600,000-14.0F
130. Jim Furyk22$3,204,779$2,750,000-14.2F
131. Martin Laird21$1,755,393$1,500,000-14.5F
132. Ernie Els19$1,173,761$1,000,000-14.8F
133. Scott Langley-P27$590,684$500,000-15.4F
134. Angel Cabrera21$1,791,183$1,500,000-16.3F
135. Tiger Woods16$8,553,439$7,000,000-18.2F
136. Jim Herman-F 19$490,756$400,000-18.5F
137. Boo Weekley27$2,786,662$2,250,000-19.3F
138. Billy Horschel26$3,501,703$2,750,000-21.5F
139. Henrik Stenson18$6,388,230$5,000,000-21.7F
140. Erik Compton24$651,660$500,000-23.3F
141. Gonzalo Fern.-Castano-N12$589,653$450,000-23.7F
142. John Merrick23$1,969,478$1,500,000-23.8F
143. Lee Williams-F22$133,755$100,000-25.2F
144. Russell Henley24$2,008,026$1,500,000-25.3F
145. Scott Brown21$1,012,142$750,000-25.9F
146. Jeff Maggert21$1,022,331$750,000-26.6F
147. Ken Duke28$1,722,583$1,250,000-27.4F
148. Hideki Matsuyama-N7$690,473$500,000-27.6F
149. Charlie Beljan24$916,229$600,000-34.5F
150. Thorbjorn Olesen-N11$513,700$300,000-41.6F
151. Derek Ernst21$1,330,856$750,000-43.6F