This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.
This year's PGA Tour has a notable rookie class. Here's a rundown on the first-year tour players, ranked by projected earnings.
2018-19 Projected Earnings: $1,950,000
The 23-year-old out of Texas A&M burst onto the scene in 2017 at the U.S. Open, when he finished the first two days in a tie for eighth before ultimately posting a T32 in his major championship debut. His 2018 Web.com Tour campaign was highlighted by a win at the Utah Championship top-25s in half of his 20 starts. Champ missed just four cuts while ranking sixth in birdie average, fourth in GIR percentage and first in driving distance. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him in the running for Rookie of the Year honors on the PGA Tour in 2019.
2018-19 Projected Earnings: $1,750,000
The 20-year-old enjoyed success on the Japanese Tour in 2017 before leading the Web.com Tour's money list wire-to-wire this year, having won both the season-opening Bahamas Great Exuma Classic and WinCo Foods Portland Open. Im not only reached the top-100 in the Official World Golf Ranking, but he also qualified for a pair of majors, missing the cut at the U.S. Open before placing T42 at the PGA Championship. The young Korean ranked fifth on the Web.com Tour in birdie average and 19th in GIR percentage.
2018-19 Projected Earnings: $1,600,000
Albertson missed just three cuts in 22 starts on the Web.com Tour in 2018, adding a win at the Lincoln Land Championship as