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Golf Draft Kit: 2015-15 Best Values

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.

Below are our best values for the 2015-16 PGA Tour season.

A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2015-16. The value compares 2014-15 earnings vs. 2015-16 projected earnings. A player like Ryan Moore 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 2015-16 projected earnings compare to his 2014-15 earnings.

Improvement percentage (2014-15 earnings vs. 2015-16 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 2015-16 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)
PGA Tour Card Winners from Web.com Tour (W)
Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125, i.e. Tiger Woods (E)
International Players (I)

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GOLFER2014-15 EVENTS2014-15 EARNINGS2015-16 PROJ. EARNINGSIMPROVE%GRADE
Anirban Lahiri - I12$490,003$2,700,000 451.0A
Ben Crane – E22$203,254$750,000269.0A
Roberto Castro – W16$179,723 $600,000 233.8A
Shane Lowry – E13$502,517$1,500,000198.5A
Mark Hubbard – W25$293,980 $750,000 155.1A
Danny Willett – I10$408,435$1,000,000144.8A
Rod Pampling – W10$189,055 $450,000 138.0A
Robert Garrigus – W25$253,699 $600,000 136.5A
Angel Cabrera – E19$381,942$900,000135.6A
Justin Leonard – E22$219,175$500,000128.1A
Tiger Woods – E11$448,598$1,000,000122.9A
Ernie Els – E18$453,579$1,000,000120.5A
Graeme McDowell – E15$686,438$1,500,000118.5A
Andrew Loupe – W15$183,850 $400,000 117.6A
Adam Scott15$1,382,365$3,000,000117.0A
Jason Dufner21$1,007,997$2,000,00098.4A
Rory McIlroy12$4,863,312$9,000,00085.1A
Geoff Ogilvy – E15$653,925$1,200,00083.5A
Kyle Stanley – W12$245,504 $450,000 83.3A
Spencer Levin31$836,698$1,500,00079.3A
Jonas Blixt – P26$703,664$1,250,00077.6A
Graham DeLaet22$988,349$1,750,00077.1A
Tim Wilkinson – W28$171,654 $300,000 74.8A
Tom Hoge – W26$690,319 $1,200,000 73.8A
Will Wilcox17$1,168,302$2,000,00071.2A
Hunter Mahan24$1,617,973$2,750,00070.0A
Martin Kaymer13$886,378$1,500,00069.2A
Seung-Yul Noh – E21$711,609$1,200,00068.6A
Charl Schwartzel19$1,209,528$2,000,00065.4A
Billy Horschel28$1,735,751$2,750,00058.4B
Branden Grace – I13$1,471,160$2,300,000 56.3B
K.J. Choi – E19$448,864$700,00055.9B
Carlos Ortiz30$964,137$1,500,00055.6B
Martin Laird24$1,124,988$1,750,00055.6B
Harris English29$1,971,687$3,000,00052.2B
Chez Reavie – W19$331,623$500,00050.8B
Francesco Molinari16$997,389$1,500,00050.4B
Sam Saunders – W28$578,571 $850,000 46.9B
Webb Simpson22$2,046,260$3,000,00046.6B
Luke Donald20$1,026,643$1,500,00046.1B
Matt Kuchar25$2,774,170$4,000,00044.2B
Keegan Bradley24$1,565,079$2,250,00043.8B
Tony Finau31$2,095,186$3,000,00043.2B
Zac Blair34$1,244,676$1,750,00040.6B
Tim Clark13$1,028,139$1,400,00036.2B
Brandt Snedeker27$3,698,056$5,000,00035.2B
Jamie Donaldson – M16$938,664$1,250,00033.2B
Hideki Matsuyama25$3,758,619$5,000,00033.0B
Johnson Wagner23$1,131,659$1,500,00032.5B
Chesson Hadley30$1,135,529$1,500,00032.1B
Justin Thomas30$2,278,564$3,000,00031.7B
Kevin Streelman27$1,525,774$2,000,00031.1B
Shawn Stefani26$1,757,803$2,250,00028.0B
Lee Westwood15$946,628$1,200,00026.8B
Ryan Palmer22$1,974,523$2,500,00026.6B
Carl Pettersson32$1,186,763$1,500,00026.4B
Matt Jones25$1,995,553$2,500,00025.3B
William McGirt30$1,004,696$1,250,00024.4C
Brendon Todd27$1,809,192$2,250,00024.4C
John Senden24$1,422,033$1,750,00023.1C
Cameron Smith – I13$976,297$1,200,000 22.9C
Cameron Tringale28$1,837,164$2,250,00022.5C
Rickie Fowler21$5,773,430$7,000,00021.2C
Chris Stroud – P28$746,814$900,00020.5C
Charles Howell III30$1,257,361$1,500,00019.3C
Derek Fathauer – W27$482,023 $575,000 19.3C
Brooks Koepka23$3,571,900$4,250,00019.0C
Tyrone Van Aswegen – W20$168,234 $200,000 18.9C
Russell Henley24$2,110,774$2,500,00018.4C
John Huh – P31$678,556$800,00017.9C
Ryo Ishikawa28$851,044$1,000,00017.5C
Kevin Chappell26$1,281,552$1,500,00017.0C
Lucas Glover – W26$515,241 $600,000 16.5C
Phil Mickelson19$2,154,200$2,500,00016.1C
Patrick Rodgers – W17$1,038,291$1,200,00015.6C
John Peterson25$779,509$900,00015.5C
Louis Oosthuizen20$3,251,174$3,750,00015.3C
Hudson Swafford30$959,391$1,100,00014.7C
Robert Streb30$3,947,424$4,500,00014.0C
Brendan Steele24$1,759,484$2,000,00013.7C
George McNeill27$1,331,768$1,500,00012.6C
Morgan Hoffmann26$1,111,240$1,250,00012.5C
Sergio Garcia15$2,670,229$3,000,00012.3C
J.B. Holmes25$4,037,430$4,500,00011.5C
Patrick Reed27$3,590,566$4,000,00011.4C
Camilo Villegas – P27$718,497$800,00011.3C
Ben Martin27$2,717,305$3,000,00010.4C
David Hearn30$1,817,043$2,000,00010.1C
Brendon de Jonge31$1,594,935$1,750,0009.7D
David Lingmerth28$2,736,378$3,000,0009.6D
Dustin Johnson21$5,509,467$6,000,0008.9D
Scott Stallings – M19$919,619$1,000,0008.7D
Scott Piercy28$2,780,027$3,000,0007.9D
Paul Casey24$3,488,311$3,750,0007.5D
Daniel Summerhays29$1,633,957$1,750,0007.1D
Jeff Overton – P30$561,614$600,0006.8D
Adam Hadwin30$937,611$1,000,0006.7D
Jason Kokrak28$1,033,489$1,100,0006.4D
Gary Woodland24$2,605,083$2,750,0005.6D
Chris Kirk21$2,369,326$2,500,0005.5D
Sean O'Hair26$1,662,300$1,750,0005.3D
Russell Knox28$1,916,666$2,000,0004.3D
Ryan Moore24$2,642,306$2,750,0004.1D
Ian Poulter19$1,690,587$1,750,0003.5D
Erik Compton – P28$676,602$700,0003.5D
Brian Harman29$1,548,352$1,600,0003.3D
Charlie Beljan – M27$782,546$800,0002.2D
Derek Ernst – W26$320,085 $325,000 1.5D
Nick Watney28$1,733,873$1,750,0000.9D
Justin Rose20$5,462,677$5,500,0000.7D
Marc Leishman23$1,762,267$1,750,000-0.7F
Scott Pinckney27$1,259,389$1,250,000-0.7F
Matt Every26$1,521,816$1,500,000-1.4F
Rory Sabbatini25$1,525,784$1,500,000-1.7F
Bill Haas25$3,064,024$3,000,000-2.1F
Blayne Barber – M26$768,383$750,000-2.4F
Steven Bowditch32$3,075,410$3,000,000-2.5F
Kevin Na27$2,820,766$2,750,000-2.5F
Jason Day20$9,403,330$9,000,000-4.3F
Jon Curran28$1,049,549$1,000,000-4.7F
Henrik Stenson16$4,755,070$4,500,000-5.4F
Pat Perez26$1,588,664$1,500,000-5.6F
Jimmy Walker24$4,521,350$4,250,000-6.0F
Padraig Harrington21$1,330,852$1,250,000-6.1F
Mark Wilson28$851,845$800,000-6.1F
Jim Furyk19$3,732,664$3,500,000-6.2F
Zach Johnson25$4,801,487$4,500,000-6.3F
Chad Collins24$747,899$700,000-6.4F
Stewart Cink – P23$694,655$650,000-6.4F
Jerry Kelly24$1,336,607$1,250,000-6.5F
Nick Taylor28$1,072,360$1,000,000-6.7F
Vijay Singh23$752,462$700,000-7.0F
Whee Kim – M23$755,998$700,000-7.4F
Ricky Barnes – W27$614,455 $550,000 -10.5F
Boo Weekley24$1,689,914$1,500,000-11.2F
Bubba Watson19$6,876,797$6,000,000-12.8F
Retief Goosen25$921,830$800,000-13.2F
Andres Gonzales28$925,335$800,000-13.5F
Scott Brown30$1,161,750$1,000,000-13.9F
J.J. Henry30$1,046,123$900,000-14.0F
Bryce Molder26$1,165,547$1,000,000-14.2F
Ken Duke30$817,675$700,000-14.4F
Jason Bohn27$2,337,580$2,000,000-14.4F
Kyle Reifers31$1,179,228$1,000,000-15.2F
James Hahn28$2,064,783$1,750,000-15.2F
Colt Knost29$1,066,553$900,000-15.6F
Kevin Kisner30$3,567,939$3,000,000-15.9F
Brian Davis – W31$656,534 $550,000 -16.2F
Troy Merritt29$2,092,669$1,750,000-16.4F
Michael Thompson – W27$599,835 $500,000 -16.6F
Daniel Berger31$3,028,901$2,500,000-17.5F
Jim Herman27$1,212,778$1,000,000-17.5F
Will MacKenzie – M16$863,563$700,000-18.9F
Chad Campbell30$1,015,707$800,000-21.2F
Danny Lee36$3,965,933$3,000,000-24.4F
Jordan Spieth25$12,030,465$9,000,000-25.2F
Charley Hoffman28$4,041,089$3,000,000-25.8F
Steve Wheatcroft28$973,024$700,000-28.1F
Jason Gore26$1,101,246$750,000-31.9F
Greg Owen19$1,180,794$800,000-32.2F
Alex Cejka30$1,227,196$750,000-38.9F
Fabian Gomez26$1,651,012$1,000,000-39.4F
Davis Love III18$1,263,596$750,000-40.6F
Sangmoon Bae30$2,599,632$0-100.0F-


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