Golf Draft Kit: 2016-17 Top Rookies
Golf Draft Kit: 2016-17 Top Rookies

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This is seemingly one of the weaker rookie classes in a while to graduate from the Web.com Tour. There looks to be a lot of Thursday-Friday players in this bunch, but few, at least early in the season, weekend players. Wesley Bryan, Bobby Wyatt and Bryson DeChambeau are obviously in a different category, but everyone else may take a while to spring forward.

Wesley Bryan
2016-17 Projected Earnings:
$1,100,000

This is a sleeper to win and win fast. Contending won't be a surprise. He got a battlefield promotion, after all, for winning three Web.com Tour events in the same season and even was on the leaderboard at the John Deere Classic for a while before finishing T8. But the trick-shot artist has legitimate talent to win, and winning potentially as early as this fall would not surprise at all. And besides, he has a ton of positive mojo from 2016. He's long, can putt and has a confidence that's unique for someone who came from nowhere to something in 2016. Consider this: he only played 15 events on the Web.com Tour this year and still finished the season ranked first in putting average, second in birdie average and third in scoring average.

Bobby Wyatt
2016-17 Projected Earnings:
$850,000

Wyatt is known for two things: being on the national championship teams at Alabama and shooting 57 in a state tournament as an 18-year old in 2010. On the course last season he had an interesting road. Most notably, he finished fourth

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Jeremy Schilling
Schilling covers golf for RotoWire, focusing on young and up-and-coming players. He was a finalist for the FSWA's Golf Writer of the Year award. He also contributes to PGA Magazine and hosts the popular podcast "Teeing It Up" on BlogTalkRadio.
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