Golf Draft Kit: 2016-17 Best Values
Golf Draft Kit: 2016-17 Best Values

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

Below are our best values for the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.

A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2016-17. The value compares 2015-16 earnings vs. 2016-17 projected earnings. A player like Sergio Garcia 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 2016-17 projected earnings compare to his 2015-16 earnings.

Improvement percentage (2015-16 earnings vs. 2016-17 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 2016-17 PGA Tour card winners who played at least 10 events on last year's tour:

Top 125 on PGA Tour Money List (M = made money list only)
Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points List (P = made points list only)
Non-Rookie PGA Tour Card Winners from Web.com Tour (W)
Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125, i.e. Tiger Woods (E)
Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)
Rookies (R)
International Players (I)

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GOLFER2015-16 EVENTS2015-16 EARNINGS2016-17 PROJ. EARNINGSIMPROVE%GRADE
1. Pat Perez - E 11 $47,840 $1,050,000 2,094.8 A
2. Charlie Beljan - E 13 $11,160 $100,000 796.1 A
3. Ian Poulter - E 13 $370,256 $1,600,000 332.1 A
4. Rory Sabbatini - W 20 $150,236 $450,000 199.5 A
5. Rod Pampling
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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.
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