Golf Draft Kit: 2017-18 Best Values

Golf Draft Kit: 2017-18 Best Values

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

Below are our Best Values for the 2017-18 PGA Tour season.

A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2017-18. The value compares 2016-17 earnings vs. 2017-18 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 2017-18 projected earnings compare to his 2016-17 earnings.

Improvement percentage (2016-17 earnings vs. 2017-18 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 prize money.

Ranking includes only 2017-18 PGA Tour card winners who played at least 10 events on last year's tour:

Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points List
Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125 (E)
Non-Rookies from Tour Top-25 Money List (W)
Non-Rookies from Tour Finals (F)
International Newcomers (I)
Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)

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1. Danny Willett – E 22 $217,975 $600,000 175.3% A
2. Jimmy Walker 21 $1,101,162 $3,000,000 172.4% A
3. Bubba Watson 22 $1,223,129 $3,000,000 145.3% A
4. Jason Day 20 $2,978,181 $6,000,000 101.5% A
5. Nicholas Lindheim – F 21 $175,107 $350,000 99.9% A
6. Patrick Cantlay 13 $2,049,632 $4,000,000 95.2% A
7. Ryan Palmer – C 20 $772,560 $1,500,000 94.2% A
8. Daniel
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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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