Golf Draft Kit: 2019-20 Best Values

Golf Draft Kit: 2019-20 Best Values

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

Below are our Best Values for the 2019-20 PGA Tour season.

A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2019-20. The value compares 2018-19 earnings vs. 2019-20 projected earnings. A player like Rickie Fowler 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 2019-20 projected earnings compare to his 2018-19 earnings.

Improvement percentage (2018-19 earnings vs. 2019-20 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 2018-20 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) 
• Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)
• Non-Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour Finals (F)
• International Newcomers (I) 

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GOLFER2018-19 EVENTS2018-19 EARNINGS2019-20 PROJ. EARNINGSIMPROVE%GRADE
Brandon Hagy — F13$14,555$925,0006255.2%A
Grayson Murray — F14$125,511$1,300,000935.8%A
Charl Schwartzel — E13$232,725$800,000243.8%A
Bubba Watson19$1,558,014$3,000,00092.6%A
Daniel Berger — C20$742,340$1,400,00088.6%A
Matt Wallace — I12$1,267,400$2,350,00085.4%A
Luke Donald — E12$285,630$500,00075.1%A
Andrew Landry25$887,405$1,500,00069.0%A
Aaron Wise21$1,052,507

Below are our Best Values for the 2019-20 PGA Tour season.

A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2019-20. The value compares 2018-19 earnings vs. 2019-20 projected earnings. A player like Rickie Fowler 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 2019-20 projected earnings compare to his 2018-19 earnings.

Improvement percentage (2018-19 earnings vs. 2019-20 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 2018-20 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) 
• Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)
• Non-Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour Finals (F)
• International Newcomers (I) 

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GOLFER2018-19 EVENTS2018-19 EARNINGS2019-20 PROJ. EARNINGSIMPROVE%GRADE
Brandon Hagy — F13$14,555$925,0006255.2%A
Grayson Murray — F14$125,511$1,300,000935.8%A
Charl Schwartzel — E13$232,725$800,000243.8%A
Bubba Watson19$1,558,014$3,000,00092.6%A
Daniel Berger — C20$742,340$1,400,00088.6%A
Matt Wallace — I12$1,267,400$2,350,00085.4%A
Luke Donald — E12$285,630$500,00075.1%A
Andrew Landry25$887,405$1,500,00069.0%A
Aaron Wise21$1,052,507$1,750,00066.3%A
Cameron Smith23$1,504,820$2,500,00066.1%A
Jordan Spieth23$2,124,192$3,500,00064.8%A
Alex Noren — C18$913,446$1,500,00064.2%A
Lucas Bjerregaard — I14$592,694$970,00063.7%A
Justin Thomas20$5,013,084$8,000,00059.6%A
Russell Henley25$1,133,773$1,800,00058.8%A
Cameron Davis — F25$477,467$750,00057.1%A
Bryson DeChambeau21$3,186,232$5,000,00056.9%A
Kyle Stanley25$1,117,604$1,750,00056.6%A
Matthew Fitzpatrick — I14$1,553,750$2,400,00054.5%A
Mackenzie Hughes25$1,022,081$1,500,00046.8%B
Chesson Hadley26$1,405,632$2,000,00042.3%B
Talor Gooch17$1,067,089$1,500,00040.6%B
Jason Day21$2,637,480$3,700,00040.3%B
Joaquin Niemann28$1,434,519$2,000,00039.4%B
Robert Streb — F28$796,525$1,100,00038.1%B
Hank Lebioda — F23$656,802$900,00037.0%B
Bill Haas — C23$730,806$1,000,00036.8%B
Henrik Stenson15$1,397,370$1,900,00036.0%B
Stewart Cink — E16$368,008$500,00035.9%B
Jason Dufner — C25$926,365$1,250,00034.9%B
Brian Harman29$1,342,778$1,800,00034.1%B
Hideki Matsuyama24$3,335,137$4,400,00031.9%B
Jon Rahm20$4,990,110$6,500,00030.3%B
Brendon Todd — F11$252,546$325,00028.7%B
Dustin Johnson19$5,534,619$7,000,00026.5%B
Byeong-Hun An22$1,990,033$2,500,00025.6%B
Patton Kizzire25$995,341$1,250,00025.6%B
Wyndham Clark27$1,278,721$1,600,00025.1%B
Anirban Lahiri — F23$419,620$525,00025.1%B
J.J. Spaun26$1,205,977$1,500,00024.4%C
Russell Knox22$1,132,825$1,400,00023.6%C
Billy Horschel26$2,187,249$2,700,00023.4%C
Sungjae Im35$2,851,134$3,500,00022.8%C
Harold Varner III26$1,553,149$1,900,00022.3%C
Tom Hoge — F32$573,464$700,00022.1%C
Jhonattan Vegas23$1,566,910$1,900,00021.3%C
Tony Finau25$4,344,380$5,200,00019.7%C
Zack Sucher — C10$753,782$900,00019.4%C
Jonas Blixt26$838,271$1,000,00019.3%C
Harris English — C28$628,922$750,00019.3%C
Abraham Ancer27$2,688,625$3,200,00019.0%C
Denny McCarthy28$925,156$1,100,00018.9%C
David Hearn — F18$397,677$470,00018.2%C
D.J. Trahan — F14$507,919$600,00018.1%C
Cameron Champ26$1,695,748$2,000,00017.9%C
Johnson Wagner — C19$597,792$700,00017.1%C
Patrick Reed25$3,593,844$4,200,00016.9%C
Josh Teater — C24$663,570$775,00016.8%C
Ryan Armour28$955,468$1,100,00015.1%C
Chris Kirk — E17$261,401$300,00014.8%C
Justin Rose17$4,358,849$5,000,00014.7%C
Patrick Rodgers18$1,046,838$1,200,00014.6%C
Si Woo Kim28$2,191,808$2,500,00014.1%C
Austin Cook — C23$837,788$950,00013.4%C
Sam Ryder23$1,060,735$1,200,00013.1%C
Shawn Stefani — C25$798,831$900,00012.7%C
Tyrrell Hatton17$1,517,396$1,700,00012.0%C
Nick Taylor28$892,663$1,000,00012.0%C
Jason Kokrak24$2,330,212$2,600,00011.6%C
Adam Schenk31$1,257,158$1,400,00011.4%C
Kramer Hickok — F26$494,424$550,00011.2%C
Kevin Na20$2,257,309$2,500,00010.8%C
Xander Schauffele21$5,609,456$6,200,00010.5%C
Bronson Burgoon — F20$814,673$900,00010.5%C
Kelly Kraft31$905,681$1,000,00010.4%C
Louis Oosthuizen19$2,539,183$2,800,00010.3%C
C.T. Pan25$2,362,399$2,600,00010.1%C
Charley Hoffman24$1,468,855$1,600,0008.9%D
Danny Willett19$1,286,737$1,400,0008.8%D
Emiliano Grillo23$1,752,114$1,900,0008.4%D
Beau Hossler — F27$645,795$700,0008.4%D
Keith Mitchell26$2,405,360$2,600,0008.1%D
Brice Garnett28$1,019,594$1,100,0007.9%D
Tyler Duncan — F29$595,502$640,0007.5%D
Sam Burns26$1,117,312$1,200,0007.4%D
Sepp Straka25$934,894$1,000,0007.0%D
Peter Uihlein — C29$842,991$900,0006.8%D
Phil Mickelson20$2,440,221$2,600,0006.5%D
Rickie Fowler20$3,945,810$4,200,0006.4%D
Tommy Fleetwood18$3,853,651$4,100,0006.4%D
Sergio Garcia15$1,793,027$1,900,0006.0%D
Ryan Blaum — C28$755,802$800,0005.8%D
Richy Werenski — F27$851,329$900,0005.7%D
Cameron Tringale21$1,049,106$1,100,0004.9%D
Dominic Bozzelli — C24$668,449$700,0004.7%D
Troy Merritt21$1,531,143$1,600,0004.5%D
Kevin Tway26$2,300,050$2,400,0004.3%D
Kiradech Aphibarnrat20$1,630,073$1,700,0004.3%D
Martin Laird26$863,054$900,0004.3%D
Peter Malnati26$864,496$900,0004.1%D
Fabian Gomez — F20$433,027$450,0003.9%D
Roberto Castro — C22$674,250$700,0003.8%D
Rafa Cabrera Bello19$1,926,935$2,000,0003.8%D
Jim Herman — C21$678,185$700,0003.2%D
Cameron Percy — F16$387,612$400,0003.2%D
Adam Hadwin24$2,039,012$2,100,0003.0%D
Joel Dahmen29$1,949,958$2,000,0002.6%D
Andrew Putnam23$2,439,137$2,500,0002.5%D
Scott Stallings26$1,080,451$1,100,0001.8%D
Wes Roach — C21$860,264$875,0001.7%D
Jimmy Walker — E22$590,437$600,0001.6%D
Paul Casey22$4,257,040$4,300,0001.0%D
Bud Cauley25$1,090,018$1,100,0000.9%D
Luke List22$1,391,408$1,400,0000.6%D
Scott Brown27$999,457$1,000,0000.1%D
Keegan Bradley25$1,902,797$1,900,000-0.1%F
Zach Johnson — E19$603,160$600,000-0.5%F
Aaron Baddeley18$904,982$900,000-0.6%F
Nick Watney26$1,008,964$1,000,000-0.9%F
Danny Lee27$1,524,126$1,500,000-1.6%F
Brooks Koepka21$9,684,006$9,500,000-1.9%F
Patrick Cantlay21$6,121,488$6,000,000-2.0%F
Brian Gay28$1,029,440$1,000,000-2.9%F
Seamus Power — C27$773,976$750,000-3.1%F
Brandt Snedeker27$3,122,936$3,000,000-3.9%F
Chez Reavie28$3,660,909$3,500,000-4.4%F
Sebastian Munoz26$946,666$900,000-4.9%F
Branden Grace22$1,373,185$1,300,000-5.3%F
Kevin Streelman26$1,588,881$1,500,000-5.6%F
Kyoung-Hoon Lee30$1,061,457$1,000,000-5.8%F
Martin Trainer — C25$692,155$650,000-6.1%F
Tiger Woods12$3,199,615$3,000,000-6.2%F
J.B. Holmes25$2,147,065$2,000,000-6.8%F
Carlos Ortiz28$1,073,962$1,000,000-6.9%F
Adam Scott18$4,084,541$3,800,000-7.0%F
Chris Stroud26$1,075,552$1,000,000-7.0%F
Ryan Moore22$1,838,788$1,700,000-7.5%F
Ted Potter, Jr. — C23$757,721$700,000-7.6%F
Michael Thompson22$1,307,816$1,200,000-8.2%F
Brian Stuard29$1,320,637$1,200,000-9.1%F
Pat Perez21$1,103,241$1,000,000-9.4%F
Rory McIlroy19$7,785,286$7,000,000-10.1%F
Graeme McDowell20$1,671,523$1,500,000-10.3%F
Webb Simpson21$4,690,572$4,200,000-10.5%F
Francesco Molinari15$3,467,143$3,100,000-10.6%F
Sung Kang27$2,801,650$2,500,000-10.8%F
Roger Sloan27$1,015,661$900,000-11.4%F
Ian Poulter18$2,162,306$1,900,000-12.1%F
Matt Jones27$1,024,852$900,000-12.2%F
Marc Leishman21$3,886,577$3,400,000-12.5%F
Kevin Kisner25$3,489,144$3,000,000-14.0%F
Corey Conners28$2,919,864$2,500,000-14.4%F
Martin Kaymer — C14$877,761$750,000-14.6%F
Matt Every16$1,413,149$1,200,000-15.1%F
Charles Howell III27$3,039,049$2,500,000-17.7%F
Scott Piercy24$2,679,915$2,200,000-17.9%F
J.T. Poston29$2,461,215$2,000,000-18.7%F
Rory Sabbatini26$2,382,298$1,900,000-20.2%F
Adam Long27$1,648,007$1,300,000-21.1%F
Shane Lowry14$3,490,098$2,700,000-22.6%F
Ryan Palmer21$2,873,316$2,200,000-23.4%F
Lucas Glover26$2,613,965$2,000,000-23.5%F
Vaughn Taylor27$1,723,910$1,300,000-24.6%F
Matt Kuchar22$6,294,690$4,600,000-26.9%F
Max Homa25$2,063,606$1,500,000-27.3%F
Nate Lashley21$2,030,287$1,400,000-31.0%F
Gary Woodland24$5,690,965$3,800,000-33.2%F
Jim Furyk21$2,669,938$1,700,000-36.3%F
Dylan Frittelli24$1,576,974$1,000,000-36.6%F

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