2021-22 Golf Draft Kit: Rankings & Profiles

2021-22 Golf Draft Kit: Rankings & Profiles

This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.

Below are our 2021-22 fantasy golf rankings. Golfers are ranked by 2021-22 projected earnings. This list includes golfers who earned PGA Tour cards for the 2021-22 season through the following ways:

• Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points List 
• Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125 (E) 
• Non-Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour Top-25 Money List (K) 
• Non-Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour Finals (F) 
• Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour/Finals (R) 
• Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)

Have a question about a golfer not listed? Let us know in the comments.

RANKGOLFER2020-21 EVENTS2020-21 EARNINGS2021-22 PROJECTED               2021-22 SEASON OUTLOOK
1Jon Rahm22$7,705,933$8,500,000After all of these years, Rahm finally got his major. OK, it was actually just five years as a full-time member on the PGA Tour, but it felt longer. Rahm established himself among the elite of the elite golfers in the in 2020-21 season, as he not only picked up his first major, but he also posted an incredible 15 top-10s on his way to more than $7.7 million. There's no question that Rahm will continue to get better, the only question is how good can he be. A few players can stake a claim to being the best in the world, and Rahm is among them. That said, his salary cap prospects aren't good because there's not much room for improvement unless he goes ballistic this season.

Below are our 2021-22 fantasy golf rankings. Golfers are ranked by 2021-22 projected earnings. This list includes golfers who earned PGA Tour cards for the 2021-22 season through the following ways:

• Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points List 
• Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125 (E) 
• Non-Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour Top-25 Money List (K) 
• Non-Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour Finals (F) 
• Rookies from Korn Ferry Tour/Finals (R) 
• Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)

Have a question about a golfer not listed? Let us know in the comments.

RANKGOLFER2020-21 EVENTS2020-21 EARNINGS2021-22 PROJECTED               2021-22 SEASON OUTLOOK
1Jon Rahm22$7,705,933$8,500,000After all of these years, Rahm finally got his major. OK, it was actually just five years as a full-time member on the PGA Tour, but it felt longer. Rahm established himself among the elite of the elite golfers in the in 2020-21 season, as he not only picked up his first major, but he also posted an incredible 15 top-10s on his way to more than $7.7 million. There's no question that Rahm will continue to get better, the only question is how good can he be. A few players can stake a claim to being the best in the world, and Rahm is among them. That said, his salary cap prospects aren't good because there's not much room for improvement unless he goes ballistic this season.
2Justin Thomas23$6,537,153$8,000,000At times, Thomas has looked like the best golfer on the planet the last five years, but for some reason, he hasn't taken control of the throne. Instead, he's one of a very few select golfers that could be considered the best in the world at any given time. It's sounds odd, but with only one win and little more than $6.5 million in 2020-21, Thomas underperformed. It sounds crazy, but Thomas had won three or more events in three of the previous four seasons heading into last season. He also posted consecutive seasons above $8 million. The potential for a $10 million is there, but Thomas just needs to dominate for longer stretches. Even though it's a $6.5 million hit to a salary cap squad, Thomas should be given consideration in that format this year.
3Jordan Spieth25$6,470,482$8,000,000What a difference a year can make. Heading into the 2020-21 season, many were wondering if Spieth would ever resemble the player who tore through the PGA Tour in his early-20s, but it was clear early that Spieth was back. He didn't reach the heights of his 2015 or 2017 seasons, but he certainly resembled that guy at times. Spieth appears primed to get back to that guy once again and as such, he makes for an intriguing salary cap option this season. His number is set really high, but he might be worth a shot.
4Bryson DeChambeau22$7,426,415$7,500,000DeChambeau had quite the year, both on the course and back on the course. It seemed the off course drama followed him onto the course which made things a little more difficult to close the season. All the drama aside however, he had quite a season. DeChambeau posted incredible numbers in 2018 and decided that wasn't quite good enough so he fully transformed his body. The result was massive power followed by massive success. The 2020-21 season was his first full season as a beast and it looks like this new DeChambeau is here to stay. If he can move past the Brooks Koepka drama he could be the best golfer on the planet sometime soon. With that said, his number is too high for salary cap purposes. In draft leagues he's in the mix for the first overall pick.
5Collin Morikawa23$7,059,908$7,000,000Morikawa staked his claim as an elite-level PGA Tour pro when he won his second career major at the Open Championship in July, a win that followed his first WGC title just months earlier. Only a few years into his PGA Tour career, Morikawa has made quite the impression on the PGA Tour. There's no doubt that he's the real deal and he's clearly a 1st round pick in drafts, but his salary is a bit too high for salary cap leagues this season.
6Tony Finau27$5,740,097$7,000,000After what seemed like a decade without winning, Finau finally captured his second win on the PGA Tour at the Northern Trust. He came painfully close at the Genesis Invitational in February, which only increased the pressure, but Finau was able to endure and get back to the winner's circle. What this means for his future is unclear, but it's not crazy to think that FInau's game will take off from here. No longer will he have to answer questions about his failure to win, now he can focus on using his immense talent to win more often on the PGA Tour. With that in mind, Finau makes for a decent salary cap option this season as his ceiling is seemingly as high as some elite players on the PGA Tour.
7Viktor Hovland24$5,048,772$7,000,000There's never been a shortage of hype surrounding Hovland and while he's been a solid player on the PGA Tour since day one, entering his second full season on tour, he'd yet to really show what he had. Sure, he won the Puerto Rico Open as a rookie, but he didn't splash like many expected ... until 2020-21. Hovland not only picked up another win in year-two, but he added two runner-ups and two 3rd-place finishes on his way to more than $5 million. The jump to the $5 million club was quick, after all, the 2020-21 season was just his second on the PGA Tour and although the bar was set high, Hovland has the game to take it even higher. Considering his number for this season, Hovland can't be considered a great salary cap play, but he's definitely in the "good" camp.
8Dustin Johnson21$5,001,136$7,000,000There was no way that Johnson could match what he accomplished in late 2020, capturing his second major and fully decimating everything in his path over the course of two months. It's in that context, however, that his '20-'21 season could be considered a disappointment. For starters, he didn't win a major and wasn't competitive for the most part, missing the cut at the Masters and the PGA Championship. He fared better at the Open Championship, but top-10s at majors are not a sign of success for DJ. His "down" year, however, provides a great opportunity for salary cap players, as he's a nice option at more than $5 million. Johnson is much older than the young crop that's dominating golf currently, but he's still three years south of 40, which means we don't need to even discuss a drop off quite yet.
9Patrick Cantlay24$7,638,805$6,500,000Cantlay has been good to great his entire career, but last year he blew past all expectations. Cantlay not only won the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup, but he posted four wins in 2020-21 on his way to more than $7.6 million. Cantlay entered 2020-21 firmly entrenched in the group of players right below the elite level, but with his performance this past year, he closer than ever before to joining that group. All Cantlay needs now is a major and with his temperament and the confidence of winning the FedEx title, he just might have enough to get one this season. With that said, his number is just too high to be considered for salary cap purposes this season.
10Xander Schauffele22$5,240,653$6,000,000Schauffele entered 2020-21 having accomplished just about everything in the world of golf outside of winning a major. As we found out last summer, that wasn't quite true as he added a gold medal to his collection. As great as that win was, he's still 0-fer when it comes to the majors. With so many of his peers picking up their first majors the last few years, it's easy to imagine that he's really feeling the pressure now. HIs game is unquestioned, he's one of the best 10 golfers in the world right now and a major should just be a matter of time, but the longer he goes without one, the more difficult it will become. Expect Schauffele to produce at a high-level once again this season and perhaps get that elusive major.
11Brooks Koepka20$5,204,136$6,000,000Koepka's place on the FedEx list is a little deceiving as it was the result of a WD during the Tour Championship, but by his standards, it was still a disappointment. Disappointing because he failed to win a major and that's what he does best. He came close a couple times, but failed in the end to capture his 5th major. With that said, there were no signs of Koepka slowing down this season and he'll again be in the mix at the majors this season.
12Cameron Smith24$5,851,867$5,500,000Smith has always had a load of talent, but until 2020-21 he hadn't put it all together. Smith had two wins on the PGA Tour entering 2020-21, but he never accomplished anything near what he did last season. In addition to a win at the Zurich Classic, Smith also posted two runner-up finishes and eight top-10s total. Smith should continue his ascent up the ranks of the PGA Tour, but he set the bar too high in 2020-21. As such, Smith will remain a solid second round option in draft leagues, but a poor salary cap selection this season.
13Abraham Ancer27$5,816,565$5,500,000While it's reasonable to call 2020-21 a season full of surprises, it could also be considering the year of the breakthrough win. Ancer was one of many players that picked up either their first win on the PGA Tour or a win that was a long time coming. In Ancer's case, he was in his 5th full season on the PGA Tour and he'd had plenty of success, including three runner-up finishes, but that win proved elusive. That changed in August at the St. Jude Invitational. That win turned what was already a solid season into a spectacular one. Ancer should continue to improve, and getting that win in 2020-21 is bound to help him the next time he's in contention. The future is bright for Ancer, and for draft leagues he might be a late-1st-round pick, but in salary cap leagues he's just too expensive this season.
14Hideki Matsuyama27$4,963,594$5,500,000Matsuyama has spent nearly a decade on the PGA Tour and during that time he's been a highly productive golfer and although he once earned more than $8 million in one season, nothing could compare to winning the Green Jacket, which he did this past April. Heading into that week, Matsuyama was not on anyone's radar as he hadn't played his best golf in a while, but he found the magic for one week and he'll be forever known as a major champion. As for his prospects this season, major champion or not, it doesn't appear like his performance is going to change much overall. He's capable of posting a much bigger earnings number than he did last year, but the bar was set pretty high.
15Scottie Scheffler29$4,505,589$5,500,000Scheffler's upside is one of the great unknowns heading into this season. He appears to have an upside similar to an elite player, but he's only two years into his PGA Tour career, which makes it hard to determine at this point. He also has yet to win on the PGA Tour, yet he posted more than $4.5 million in 2020-21. Imagine what he's capable of if he starts winning. Scheffler may be already peaking, it's tough to tell, but it looks like he can take his game higher. As such, he makes for an interesting salary cap option this season.
16Rory McIlroy21$4,391,809$5,500,000McIlroy has never had a problem winning Tournaments, it's just a certain type of Tournament that he can't seem to win anymore, but that hasn't prevented him from producing some huge numbers in the last decade. McIlroy may never win another major, but there's no reason to think his production overall will slow. If anything, after just a decent season (relatively), there's reason to think he'll be better this upcoming season. McIlroy is only two years removed from a $7 million season and he's historically had no problem getting above $5 million in a given season. All of this makes McIlroy an interesting salary cap option entering this season.
17Corey Conners29$4,007,567$5,000,000Conners didn't fare all that well during his rookie season in 2018, but he didn't waste his second chance the following season. After a down 2020 season, much was still expected of Conners entering the 2020-21 season and he did not disappoint. Although he failed to pick up a win or even a runner-up, Conners broke the $4 million for the first time in 2020-21. Conners will likely get his first win this season and it's possible that he takes his game to the next level once that happens.
18Harris English26$6,200,481$4,500,000English hit the ground running as a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2012, but after a handful of successful years, he hit a rut in 2017. It took three years to pull out of that rut, but he did just that in 2020 when he earned more than $3 million for the first time. Big things were expected of English in the 2020-21 season, but not many could have predicted a $6 million season. English posted two wins and eight top-10s in what was easily his best season on the PGA Tour. With that said, English will have a tough time keeping up this pace. $6 million seasons are reserved for elite players and English, while talented, isn't at that level yet. He could get there, but adding him to a salary cap team in the hopes that it will be this year would be unwise.
19Daniel Berger23$4,258,579$4,500,000Entering the 2020-21 season the jury was still out on Berger. Berger earned $4 million in 2017, but soon after he lost his game. It took two years to regain his form, but he eventually found it in 2020. Last season could have gone in either direction, but he managed to keep the momentum going as he posted another $4 million season. It seems like Berger is on solid footing now and he should remain a fixture in the top 30 on the PGA Tour going forward. With that said, it's hard to tell if his ceiling is much higher than R$4 million and considering his number for this season, he's not a good salary cap option.
20Will Zalatoris - K25$3,487,352$4,250,000Zalatoris earned Special Temporary Membership on the PGA Tour rather quickly after winning the Korn Ferry Tour's TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes in July of 2020, though he remained ineligible for the FedExCup Playoffs without having also notched a victory at the PGA level. In addition to eight top-10s and 14 total top-25s through 25 starts on the PGA Tour in 2020-21, Zalatoris' exceptional rookie campaign will be remembered for his runner-up effort at the 2021 Masters during his Augusta National debut. Zalatoris ultimately ranked seventh on tour in SG: approach, ninth in SG: tee-to-green and 11th in par-5 scoring. The sky is the limit for the 25-year-old Wake Forest product if the putter begins to cooperate on a more consistent basis.
21Sungjae Im35$4,157,182$4,200,000The pandemic was about the only thing that could slow Im's pace in 2020. After playing 35 events in 2019, Im played just 26 the following season due to COVID, but in 2020-21 he was right back on pace at 35 events. It's not just the number of events he plays though, Im gets a lot done when he plays. In 2020-21, he broke $4 million for the second time in his career. Im will play a lot again this season and he'll probably end up around $4 million again, but anything much higher than that is unlikely.
22Patrick Reed23$4,019,044$4,200,000Reed has been one of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour the last decade. Reed has at least one win eight of the past nine years on the PGA Tour and only once in that span has he finished the season with less than $3 million. Unless he suffers some lingering effects of his COVID battle late last season, there's no reason to think this upcoming year will be any different than the previous nine. Reed is likely to post slightly better numbers this season, but they won't be good enough for salary cap purposes.
23Joaquin Niemann27$3,936,912$4,200,000Niemann has steadily improved since turning pro in the middle of the 2018 season, but last season he really made a nice leap. Niemann's best season on the PGA Tour happened without the benefit of a win, but he did post an impressive three runner-up finishes. Niemann's best golf is still in front of him, but he made a significant jump in earnings in 2020-21, and it will be tough to duplicate that effort this season. As such, NIemann is not a great salary cap option this season.
24Sam Burns26$5,160,030$4,000,000Burns didn't enter the PGA Tour with much hype in 2019, but entering 2020-21, there was a feeling that he was about to break through. That break through occurred at the Valspar Championship in May where he picked up his first PGA Tour win. Not one to rest on his laurels, Burns posted a runner-up in his next start on tour. His pace slowed a bit after that, but he managed to find another runner-up at the St. Jude in August. In all, it was an incredible year for Burns, one that he's unlikely to duplicate this year however. Burns should continue to get better, but his number is just too high for salary cap purposes this season.
25Max Homa28$3,448,578$4,000,000Homa struggled to find his footing as a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2015, but after a year away he earned his first win and more than $2 million. A decent 2019-20 season was followed by his best season yet in 2020-21. Homa set the bar pretty high, but he appears to be a golfer who might be destined for better things. His price will prevent him from being a great salary cap option this season, but there is a good chance he improves upon his numbers from last year. Just how much is the question.
26Webb Simpson21$2,783,012$4,000,000There aren't many players on the PGA Tour for which an earnings number just south of $3 million is an unquestioned disappointment, but Simpson is certainly one of them. Simpson had earned no less than $4.6 million in each of his previous three seasons on the PGA Tour and heading into 2020-21, there was no reason to expect a regression. That regression happened however and perhaps it was due to his age. He's not ready for the Champions Tour just yet, but he did turn 40 in 2020-21. That said, he should have a few high-end years left and rebound is likely. As such, Simpson is a solid salary cap option this season.
27Jason Kokrak27$5,118,629$3,500,000Save for his rookie season on the PGA Tour, Kokrak has been a productive golfer his entire career, but it's only been in the past few years that he's really upped his game. Kokrak sniffed the top 30 just once in his first seven seasons on the PGA Tour, but in the past three, he's finished the season comfortably in the top 20 twice. The 2020-21 season was by far his best on the PGA Tour as he posted two wins and more than $5 million. It was certainly a great year, but the upcoming season has all the signs of a regression. Kokrak simply set the bar way too high for salary cap purposes this season. Expect some regression in his overall numbers as well as two more wins this season seems highly unlikely.
28Billy Horschel25$4,030,906$3,500,000Horschel posted some impressive numbers in 2020-21. A win early in the year, a runner-up and six total top-10s on his way to more than $4 million and a top-10 finish in the FedEx standings. And yet, it wasn't even his best season on the PGA Tour. That occurred in 2014 when he picked up two wins and nearly $5 million. He won the FedEx title that year and at the time, it appeared as though he'd take off, but he's yet to improve upon that season. Horschel hasn't flatlined, he's actually been on a bit of a roller coaster the last five years, but it appears as though his upside isn't much higher than what he posted in 2020-21. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this season.
29Paul Casey20$3,129,666$3,500,000Since joining the PGA Tour full time in 2015, Casey has proven to be one of the circuit's the most consistent golfers. He's earned more than $3 million in each of his six non-COVID seasons and has two wins to his name. Still, the perception is he should have accomplished more in the states. Casey turns 45 this season, and while his game shouldn't drop off a cliff, it should start a slow decline soon. His time to win a major is running out as is his time to really leave a mark on the PGA Tour. Casey's number from 2020-21 is not too high, and he could be considered a decent salary cap selection, but his upside is limited.
30Carlos Ortiz28$2,682,104$3,500,000Ortiz played well in his rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2015, but injuries stalled his momentum soon after and he didn't get back on track until 2019. Since then, there's been a nice progression that culminated in his first win in 2020-21 at the Houston Open. Ortiz turned 30 in 2020-21, and it looks like he's finally got some momentum going which means he should continue his upward trend this season. The question is whether he improves enough to justify a salary cap selection.
31Aaron Wise24$2,207,563$3,500,000Wise had a bit of an up-and-down season in 2020-21. His ball-striking was strong, finishing top-35 in SG: tee-to-green, but the putter ranked outside the top 185 on tour. That makes three consecutive years in which Wise has lost strokes with the flat stick. The positive is that Wise did bounce back from a terrible season in 2019-20 that saw him make just six of 18 cuts. At 25, there is still plenty of upside with how solid he strikes the ball.
32Marc Leishman24$3,107,047$3,300,000In 2017, Leishman turned 38, picked up two wins and earned nearly $6 million. In the four seasons since, Leishman has earned between $3-$4 million each season. This upcoming season, Leishman will turn 43 and while he's not showing signs of slowing down, each time the calendar flips to a new year, his odds of posting another monster season like 2017, fade a little more. Leishman will no doubt end up somewhere near $3 million again this season, which makes him a reliable option in draft leagues, but in salary cap leagues, he's not a good option.
33Cam Davis26$2,746,956$3,250,000Davis entered the PGA Tour in 2019 with a lot of hype and through his first two years, he failed to live up to that hype, but last year that changed. Davis was in the midst of a decent season when July came around, but a win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic instantly turned a decent season into a great one. Davis didn't accomplish much after that win however and that's certainly a disappointment, but better things appear to be on the horizon. His number is pretty high entering this season, but he's still potentially a solid salary cap selection this year.
34Tyrrell Hatton19$2,010,279$3,200,000Hatton really established himself during the 2019-20 season as one of the best players in the world. There were high expectations for 2020-21 with the Englishman playing more of a full schedule on the PGA Tour. Hatton was solid, but his numbers in all areas took a bit of a hit. His ball-striking was still pretty solid, ranking top-15 in SG: tee-to-green, but he just didn't convert on the greens the way he had done earlier in his career. Hatton should be much closer to that $3,000,000 range in 2021-22.
35Louis Oosthuizen21$6,306,679$3,000,000Yet another surprise from 2020-21, at the age of 38, Louis Oosthuizen posted his best season on the PGA Tour and honestly, it wasn't even close. His previous best was in 2012 when he posted two runner-up finishes and $3.4 million. This past year he doubled the runner-ups (4) and nearly doubled his earnings. The downside again was his inability to close at the majors, but it's hard to complain about playing extremely well at majors and cashing big checks. The other downside for fantasy purposes is that Oosthuizen is simply not an option in salary cap leagues this season. He's always been great when he's on, but consistency has never been his thing. Expecting another season like this one, next year, is insane.
36Kevin Na26$3,625,982$3,000,000Na had a really good season this past year, in fact, it was the best of his career, but don't let the 3rd-place ranking on the final FedEx standings fool you. His placement in the rankings was due to a great season-ending performance at the Tour Championship, but on the whole, his season did not compare to the other guys in the top 4. Na has been a very productive member of the PGA Tour for almost two decades, but he's rarely posted really big numbers and the fact that he posted a career-high in earnings in 2020-21 should make it clear about his viability as a salary cap option this year.
37Si Woo Kim31$3,245,928$3,000,000Kim made a splash right out of the gate when he joined the PGA Tour in 2016. Prior to 2020-21, however, he witnessed a decrease in earnings every year since his rookie season. The trend was easy to read, but Kim somehow managed to turn it around in 2020-21 and post the best numbers of his career. How did he do it? Strokes-gained around the green. He's always been good in this category, but last year he ranked 4th overall. His two best seasons have coincided with top-10 finishes in SG-Around the Green. It's hard to imagine him replicating that performance this year however and as such, he's not a great salary cap option this season.
38Brian Harman28$3,221,821$3,000,000Harman has been very steady in his 10 years on the PGA Tour. He's earned less than $1 million in a season just one time and he's earned as much as $4 million-plus. His most recent season was one of his best as he posted 12 top-25s and five top-10s. The issue with Harman is his lack of high-end finishes. He does have two wins on the PGA Tour, but none since 2017. There's no reason to expect a regression this season, but there's also no reason to expect a bounce either. As such. Harman is not a good salary cap option this season.
39Kevin Kisner26$2,952,177$3,000,000Kisner has been a solid player on the PGA Tour for the better part of the last seven seasons — there's no debating that. His ability to be better than solid, however, is the question. Not counting the COVID-shortened 2019-20 season, Kisner has earned at least $2.9 million each season since 2015. He's had one season that could be considered outstanding (2017) when he earned more than $4.7 million, but that seems like an outlier. Kisner's floor is high again this season, but the ceiling doesn't appear to be high enough to consider in a salary cap league.
40Shane Lowry21$2,636,597$3,000,000Lowry won the Open Championship in 2019 and seemingly coasted through the 2019-2020 season. But he bounced back in 2020-21, missing only two cuts. He played his best golf during summer and into the FedEx Cup playoffs, showing some strong ball-striking that hasn't always been there throughout his career. Lowry ended up top-25 in SG: approach, SG: around and SG: tee-to-green. The putter was really the only thing holding him back. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Lowry carry this momentum into this season.
41Matt Fitzpatrick20$2,252,351$3,000,0002020-21 was Fitzpatrick's highest earning season on the PGA Tour thus far. He really peaked early in the spring where he went on a T5-T11-T10-T9 stretch. Putting has always been the Englishman's biggest strength, but his ball-striking was much improved this season. Despite his lack of length, Fitzpatrick was still top-20 in SG: off-the-tee. It's kind of hard to believe that he is just 26 years of age and he is fully capable of taking the next step and getting that first PGA Tour win in 2021-22.
42K.H. Lee33$3,085,133$2,900,000Lee had a decent rookie season where he earned more than $1 million and landed in the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list, but he failed to build upon that momentum in his second season. His third season however, his most recent, Lee really came into his own. Lee looks like a solid PGA Tour player, but he set the bar awfully high in 2020-21. As such, he's a tough sell in salary cap leagues this year. Expect a slight regression this season.
43Charley Hoffman29$3,049,763$2,750,000Hoffman is approaching his mid-40s , which explains his lackluster seasons from 2018-2020, but it's harder to explain his $3 million from 2020-21. Most golfers get worse as they approach their mid-40s and while Hoffman appears to have found new life, it's hard to imagine he can sustain it for much longer. Hoffman isn't the type to fall off a cliff, but his numbers should drop this season after an incredibly productive 2020-21 campaign.
44Sergio Garcia24$2,988,555$2,500,000The 2020-2021 season was full of surprises and Garcia cracking the top 20 on the FedEx list at the end of the season was certainly one of them. Garcia's placement on the list is a little deceptive, however, as he earned less than $3 million in 2020-21 while many golfers behind him on the list earned well more than $4 million. That said, it was an impressive rebound year for the 41-year-old Garcia. Garcia still has a bit left in the tank, but not enough to justify a salary cap selection at this price. He still holds value in other leagues, but his play will likely start to decline soon.
45Charl Schwartzel27$2,264,460$2,500,000When Schwartzel won the Masters in 2011 as a 26-year-old, it was assumed that he was on his way to new heights, but in the decade since, he's struggled to find the next level. He did have an impressive 2016 season when he won for the second time on tour and made nearly $3 million, but his performance started to decline after that season. It bottomed out in 2019 when he managed just $232k in earnings. However, he fought his way back to relevancy in 2020-21 when he earned more than $2.2 million. Is this a sign that he's back? Maybe; he's always had a lot of game, he was just unable to play consistently at a high-level. Whether he's back is a bit irrelevant concerning the salary cap question as his number is just too high for this season.
46Erik van Rooyen27$2,211,281$2,500,000Van Rooyen first caught some attention by playing well at the majors, but he hadn't accomplished much on the PGA Tour until the 2020-21 season. More accurately, he hadn't accomplished much on the PGA Tour until late last season. Van Rooyen caught fire during the final two months of the season and parlayed that into a spot in the Tour Championship. He landed in the 23rd spot on the FedEx list, but he earned little more than $2 million. There's certainly room for improvement this season, but the jury is still out on just how good he is.
47Harold Varner III29$2,013,461$2,500,000Varner has proven the last couple seasons that he is a very solid ball-striker. He was top-40 in SG: approach and SG: tee-to-green in the 2020-21 season, topping $2 million. Varner's putter leads to some inconsistent results — he has just two top-3s in six full seasons on the PGA Tour — which is why he missed double-digit cuts. He has yet to crack the winners circle in a PGA Tour event, but it wouldn't be a surprise if that changed in 2021-22.
48Adam Scott19$1,517,533$2,500,000Scott only had two top-10 finishes in the 2020-21 campaign, but also only missed two cuts in 19 starts. We know that putting is what has held the Aussie back throughout his career, but last season he was top-20 in SG: putting. Scott is still plenty long enough, he just was not quite as accurate as usual off of th tees and into the greens. Expect a bounce back campaign from the 41-year-old in 2021-22.
49Justin Rose - C17$1,304,180$2,500,000Rose isn't a name you'd expect to see miss out on the playoffs, but the results don't lie. He failed to record a top-5 finish in 17 starts, but he did record a top-10 in two of the majors. His standing on the career money list means he'll still have full status this season, and his ability to elevate in the bigger events still makes him a presence. Rose has lost a bit off-the-tee, however, he was 90th in driving distance last season after ranking 28th in 2018-19.
50Jason Day21$1,291,234$2,500,000It's the first time Day has finished outside the top 100 in regular season points since he came on tour in 2007-2008 and although he hasn't missed any time due to injury, his back just doesn't appear right. Although he's not driving it as far as he used to, he still ranked in the top 20 in strokes gained off-the-tee and features a strong short game. Unfortunately, he's going on his fifth year in a row of losing strokes on approach and his best finish in the majors was T-38.
51Matthew Wolff20$2,507,324$2,400,000Wolff was a young player who many had pegged for a massive breakout season. He was well on his way to that after beginning the campaign by nearly winning the U.S. Open at Winged Foot then following it with a T2 in his next start at the Shriners Open. Since that point, however, the former NCAA Individual Champion has never been quite the same. He made it public that he was struggling with his mental health and is trying to get back on track. Wolff's short game is his biggest hurdle golf-wise to improve upon, but there is just so much upside with this 22-year-old.
52Gary Woodland24$1,275,347$2,400,000Its been a bit of a fall from Woodland since winning the U.S. Open two summers ago and peaking at 12 in the world, as he started the season with only 4-of-11 made cuts and only one top-40 finish. However, he was able to turn things around with a fifth place finish at the Wells Fargo and three other top-12s since April. Woodland is still driving the ball quite far but his accuracy numbers have gone down significantly. If he can improve a bit in that regard, his iron play is still in solid form where he can win again this season.
53Lucas Glover30$2,577,704$2,300,000Prior to 2020-21, Glover's last win on the PGA Tour was in 2011. In the decade that followed, his results were all over the place. He did not win during that span, but he had seasons with more than $2 million and seasons with about $500k. He seems to have found some consistency the last two non-COVID seasons and should stay near the level he was at last year. That said, a significant increase in earnings does not appear to be in the cards.
54Chris Kirk26$2,176,116$2,300,000After a difficult last couple years, Kirk bounced back with a very consistent season in 2020-21. He posted four top-10s and nine top-25s. He was solid all the way through the bag, posting a positive strokes gained number in every category. Kirk is still only 36; expect a similar season in 2021-22.
55Doug Ghim27$1,283,807$2,300,000Ghim impressed in his first full season on the PGA Tour. He posted a total of nine top-25s and showed strong ball-striking potential. The 25-year-old ranked top-25 on tour in SG: approach, SG: tee-to-green, driving accuracy, GIR percentage and proximity to the hole. Ghim was also top-25 in scrambling and birdie average. He is definitely one of the top breakout candidates for 2021-22.
56Russell Henley25$2,545,330$2,250,000Henley has always been a good player on the PGA Tour, on the cusp of something better, yet he's never found that extra gear. He came closest in 2017 when he picked up a victory and more than $3.4 million, but the three seasons that followed left a lot to be desired. He started his way back in 2020-21 when he earned two third-place finishes and more than $2.5 million, but it seems like his ceiling is still south of $4 million. As such, he's not a great salary cap option this season, but he'll have plenty of value in draft leagues.
57Emiliano Grillo30$2,100,336$2,250,000Grillo won as a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2016 and has battled to get back to those heights ever since. He suffered through a bit of a sophomore slump in 2017, but rebounded well in 2018. The two years that followed were up and down, but he managed to find some consistency in 2020-21. It wasn't his best season, but it was the best numbers he'd posted in three years. It's hard to tell if there's more to Grillo than what we saw as a rookie because he hasn't come anywhere near those numbers, but he hasn't fallen off the map either. Considering his upside appears to be in the mid-$3 million range, and he's only been there once in six seasons, it's probably wise to look elsewhere in salary cap leagues.
58Keegan Bradley27$2,572,089$2,200,000Bradley is an odd case in that he appeared to be on his way to greatness early in his career, but he's never quite panned out. That's not to say he's been a disappointment, he did earn a career-high $4 million in 2018, but the consistency has been lacking. There's no question that Bradley has a high upside, but he has trouble grouping strong finishes. He sprouts up every so often, but his trajectory to elite status seems to have passed him by. With that in mind and with his number from 2020-21 being rather high, Bradley does not make for a good salary cap option this season.
59Alex Noren25$2,085,051$2,200,000Noren came so close to making his first Tour Championship last season. He posted two of his three top-10 finishes in the playoffs. The Swede also racked up a total of 12 top-25s, which was a career-high. Noren ranked top-30 on tour in SG: around-the-green and SG: putting. If his ball-striking comes around a little more, he could have his best season yet in 2021-22.
60Seamus Power17$1,547,290$2,200,000Power missed five of his first six cuts to start the season and then went his final 11 starts without missing a weekend and racking up a win at the Barbasol and six other top-25s. Power's short game was very impressive as he ranked top-10 in both SG: around and scrambling. He gained strokes in every area and has a lot of upside going into a full 2021-22 season.
61Talor Gooch28$2,291,437$2,100,000Gooch put together a very similar season to what he did in 2019-20. He lost strokes again off the tee, but was top 70 on tour in all other areas. Gooch finished the season in the top 40 in scoring average. There's no reason to think the 29-year-old couldn't do it again in 2021-22.
62Matt Wallace17$1,369,595$2,100,000After playing on the European Tour to start last season, Wallace focused his attention stateside in spring and flashed some great ball-striking with top-10 finishes at the Valero and Wells Fargo. The Englishman tends to skip the PGA Tour's fall and West Coast schedule while opting to play overseas, limiting his starts in the U.S. A well-rounded player who gained strokes in every category this season, he's capable of winning on tour.
63Cameron Tringale27$2,428,609$2,000,000At 34 and coming off his best season on the PGA Tour, things would appear to be looking up for Tringale. But he's had good seasons before and failed to carry any momentum to the following season. Tringale first earned $2 million-plus in 2014, and while he had some decent seasons following, he never reached those same heights the next six seasons. Tringale is in his 13th season on the PGA Tour and has never won. It's hard to imagine him suddenly figuring it out this far into his career. He's still capable of racking up plenty of earnings without a win, but considering last year was a career high, it's probably not wise to give him more than a passing look in salary cap leagues.
64Zach Johnson23$1,217,071$2,000,000Although Johnson is no longer the force that he once was, it's not to say that he can't still find himself among the top 10 often and be able to find another Tour win at some point. He found a more consistent level of play in 2020-21, making 75-percent of his cuts - his best mark in three seasons. It's a tall task for him to compete on longer courses at this point in his career but don't count him out on venues that require accuracy off-the-tee and put a premium on putting.
65Patton Kizzire29$2,102,294$1,900,000Kizzire had his best season on tour since the 2017-18 campaign that saw him win two times and make the TOUR Championship. The Auburn product didn't find the winners circle in 2020-21, but he did pile up seven top-11 results. Kizzire picked up a fair amount of distance this season and was much more accurate with his irons. That went well with his always steady putter. Expect a pretty similar season for the 35-year-old in 2021-22.
66Pat Perez31$1,055,959$1,900,000Perez opened last season with back-to-back top-25 finishes but had a mostly uneventful season thereafter until summer. His four other top-25 finishes came in his last seven events, showing that he's rounding into his old form and has promise heading into this season. The 45-year-old is best suited for shorter tracks, where he can use his approach play and strong short-game to his advantage.
67Stephan Jaeger - K5$92,489$1,850,000Jaeger racked up two wins and a quartet of runner-up finishes during the 2020-21 KFT season en route to claiming the No. 1 spot in the priority rankings, so he'll enjoy fully exempt status during the 2021-22 PGA Tour campaign in addition to a Players Championship entry. The 32-year-old German placed no worse than T4 throughout his last three KFT starts, threatening to join the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in his career as the upcoming fall series commences. Jaeger's last full season at the PGA Tour level came in 2018-19 when he finished 152nd in the FedExCup standings, making the cut in exactly half of his 26 events played.
68Christiaan Bezuidenhout - F 12$729,265$1,825,000Bezuidenhout notched two top-10s during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals to officially earn a PGA Tour card for the 2021-22 campaign, though he's already fairly well known with three international wins in 2020 and a top-50 Official World Golf Ranking. The South African didn't miss a single cut around the globe throughout his first 19 worldwide events played during the 2021 calendar year. He also placed solo-seventh at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.
69Sebastian Munoz32$2,097,446$1,800,000Munoz was able to flash a lot of ability with eight finishes in the top 20, but also did miss double digit cuts. He was just above average in all areas of his gave except short game where he lost strokes. Munoz's numbers were down across the board, however, from his strong sophomore campaign in which he finished in the top 10 of the FedEx Cup standings. A repeat of what he produced in 2020-21 seems more likely, though.
70Lanto Griffin29$1,612,446$1,800,000For the second season in a row, Griffin put together a very strong early season. He posted seven top-26 finishes in his first 13 starts of the season. He only had two such finishes the remaining 16 events he played, however. Griffin ranked top-55 last season in SG: total, so there is still reason for optimism despite his poor finish to the season.
71Robert MacIntyre - E13$655,329$1,800,000The Englishman has been ranked in the top 50 in the world during 2021 and was trying to secure his PGA Tour card via the Korn Ferry playoffs. Even in the unlikely scenario that MacIntyre fails to qualify that way, his world ranking, and name recognition, would get him into many PGA Tour events, plus majors and WGCs.
72Jhonattan Vegas26$2,069,765$1,750,000Vegas has been on the PGA Tour for more than a decade now and prior to 2020-21 the formula for his success was simple — if he won, it was a good year; if not, it was a poor year. That changed last season as he did not win but finished runner-up three times. The result was his best season since 2017, when, you guessed it, he last won on the PGA Tour. Vegas has always been wildly inconsistent, and considering he's coming off a good season, it's likely that he'll come back down to Earth this season. That and his number is set pretty high considering he's never cracked $3 million.
73Mito Pereira - R7$370,348$1,750,000A three-time champion on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21, Pereira's victories included back-to-back triumphs at the REX Hospital Open and the BMW Charity Pro-Am in June before his battlefield promotion to the big stage. The Chilean kept his foot on the gas all summer, notching top-6s at the Barbasol Championship and 3M Open ahead of his T4 effort at the Olympics in Tokyo. It wouldn't be surprising to see Pereira heavily in the mix for 2022 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors this time next year.
74Kevin Streelman30$2,162,402$1,700,000Streelman missed his share of cuts early in the season, but as the summer months wained on he started to consistently be in the top 25. His ball-striking was where he made his money, ranking top-40 on tour in SG: approach, SG: tee-to-green and GIR percentage. At 42, however, it is just unclear how much more he has in the tank.
75Maverick McNealy26$2,055,002$1,700,000McNealy was boom or bust early in the season, as he missed 10 of his first 18 cuts, but when he did make the weekend he finished top-25 in all but two of them. Once the summer arrived, however, McNealy started to play a lot more consistent and pile up top-25 results. Putting and short game are his biggest areas of strength. If he can be a more consistent iron player, he has the potential to really boom in 2021-22.
76Bubba Watson22$1,873,381$1,700,000Watson had a pretty solid season, posting five top-10s and nine top-25s in just 22 starts. He ranked top-10 in SG: off-the-tee at age 42 and was top-75 in both SG: total and scoring average. Watson typically does not play that many tournament compared to other players in this range, but he still appears to have some game in the tank for 2021-22.
77Ian Poulter21$1,641,459$1,700,000Poulter was still able to show form despite being 45 years of age. He made 17-of-21 cuts and logged seven top-25s. Poulter's ball-striking was down, but he still ranked top-10 in SG: around, SG: putting and scrambling. He likely will be further down on events played, but Poulter should still contend from time-to-time in 2021-22.
78Joel Dahmen27$1,452,347$1,700,000Dahmen scored his first PGA Tour win in March at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. After a lot of missed cuts early in the season, Dahmen ended up making the cut in six of his last seven starts. Dahmen did not have a good season with the putter, but he is very accurate off the tee and ranked top-15 in proximity to the hole. Dahmen made more money each of the previous three seasons despite not winning. He still has some room to grow.
79Hank Lebioda24$1,286,430$1,700,000Lebioda became a DFS star throughout summer with his stretch of three straight top-10s and five top-20s in seven starts. Lebioda ended the season on a disappointing note by missing the cut in his final three starts. The 27-year-old still has some upside after ranking top-55 in both scoring average and SG: total. His putting and iron play are the two strongest parts of his game.
80Ryan Palmer23$2,276,042$1,600,000Palmer kind of had a tale of two seasons in the 2020-21 campaign. In the fall and early 2021 version of the schedule he emerged as a contender just about every week. Once the spring and summer hit, however, Palmer really struggled in all aspects of his game. At 44-years-old, it is hard to see the Texan being able to put together another season in which he reaches $2 million again.
81Mackenzie Hughes28$1,845,824$1,600,000Hughes once again rode his trust putter to a very solid season. He had a very tough stretch in May that saw him miss five straight cuts, but starting with a T15 at the U.S. Open he made every weekend the rest of the season. Ball-striking will always remain the question with the Canadian who finished outside the top 170 in both SG:Off-the-tee and SG: approach.
82Doc Redman27$1,361,633$1,600,000Redman was a popular breakout pick in 2020-21. Instead, he took a bit of a step back. While the Clemson product did record more top-10s, Redman fell more than 50 positions in both scoring average in SG: total. He is still only 23 and has shown the ability to be an elite ball-striker when he is on.
83Sepp Straka31$1,136,615$1,600,000Straka is now 3-for-3 in making the playoffs. His problem the last few months of last season, however, was consistency as he missed 7-of-10 cuts, but recorded top-15s in all the events he made the weekend. Straka's short game is the only category he has lost strokes in during his first three seasons on tour. There is definitely some upside here if he can put it all together.
84Charles Howell - C21$947,154$1,600,000Howell missed the FedEx Cup Playoffs for the first time in his career after failing to record a top-5 result with only one top-10. Normally a steady iron player, his rank in strokes-gained approach in each of the last four seasons all the way down to 181st in 2020-21. He'll be able to use his career money list exemption to get consistent starts this season, but it's difficult to imagine that he'll find a sudden resurgence.
85Stewart Cink26$3,596,319$1,500,000One of the biggest surprises of 2020-21 was the resurgence of Stewart Cink. Cink has had one heck of a career, but he hadn't earned more than $2 million in more than a decade. That changed when Cink posted not one, but two wins on his way to nearly $4 million. That's the good news, the bad news is, Cink will turn 49 this year, and though he shined during two weeks last season, he didn't get much done outside of those wins. As such, Cink is not a good candidate for salary cap purposes this year.
86Branden Grace27$2,222,244$1,500,000Grace's best season to date on the PGA Tour came in 2016 where he picked up his first win on his way to more than $2.8 million. The four seasons that followed were a bit of a letdown as he failed to win again and never threatened $2 million again. He finally surpassed $2 million in 2020-21, which was largely due to a win at the Purto Rico Open. Winning an alternate-field doesn't exactly inspire confidence, however, and given Grace's inconsistent track record, it's hard to imagine that he'll ever post huge numbers. As such, he's a risky salary cap option this season.
87Cameron Champ26$2,154,103$1,500,000Champ is a bit of a maddening player. You can obviously see the extreme talent. He has the most natural length and speed in the game today, but his short game and putting leave plenty to be desired. This was his third season on tour and he has won in all of them. However, he may not have made the playoffs in 2020-21 had it not been for his victory at the 3M Open. Champ needs to be more consistent like he was in 2019-20 that led him to missing a lot less cuts and reaching the Tour Championship.
88Henrik Norlander29$1,377,085$1,500,000Norlander had a very up and down season in 2020-21. He recorded three top-10s and seven top-25s, but missed 14 cuts. The Swede's ball-striking was there for him, ranking in the top 30 in SG: approach, driving accuracy and GIR percentage, but his short game and putting need a lot of work. If he can improve on that at all, Norlander does present some value.
89Matt Kuchar24$1,348,917$1,500,000Kuchar's Official World Golf Ranking has been in a steady decline, falling outside the top 75 for the first time since 2009. The 43-year-old is finally showing signs of his age having ranked a lowly 180th in strokes-gained off-the-tee last season and his only top-10 of the season came in the match play event. It's hard to imagine those numbers wouldn't show signs of improvement this season, but his days of being a top-20 player on tour are behind him.
90Adam Hadwin29$1,308,758$1,500,000Hadwin has his lowest earning season in the past five years last season. A big reason was consistency, as Hadwin missed more cuts than he did in the previous three seasons combined. The Canadian was top-20 in SG: putting, but outside the top 170 in SG: approach and GIR percentage. Based on past performance, it seems likely for Hadwin to put together a little better season in 2021-22.
91Brendon Todd28$1,349,804$1,400,000Todd came back to Earth a bit last season after an incredible two-win campaign the season before. Todd had just three top-10s and ended the season by missing four of his last five cuts. His putter was still very strong, but he loses so many strokes off the tee and approaching the greens due to his lack of length. There just isn't a whole lot of upside unless Todd gets red hot with the putter on shorter courses.
92C.T. Pan26$1,227,777$1,400,000The highlight of Pan's 2020-21 season was surviving a seven-man playoff to win a bronze medal in the Olympics. His results the last couple seasons have been more inconsistent as he's made half his cuts. Statistically, his iron play has always been his strength, and he doesn't really do anything poorly. Expect him to have enough top-10 finishes to keep his card for another season.
93Luke List30$1,224,312$1,400,000List had a nice resurgence during the 2020-21 season, notching five top-10s to match his career-high from the 2017-18 season. He's always been one of the longest drivers on tour, and he ranked among the top 30 in strokes-gained tee-to-green this season. List's putting has always been his main detriment, but if he can find a week where he warms up with the flatstick, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him finally pick up his maiden PGA Tour victory this season.
94Rickie Fowler - C24$1,089,904$1,400,000Who would've predicted that Fowler would've only had one top-10 all of last season? When he was playing his best golf he relied on a solid all-around game, but Fowler ranked a lowly 162nd in strokes-gained approach last season and failed to show his usual ability on the greens. Despite missing the playoffs he's still exempt on tour but can he have even somewhat of a resurrection like Spieth did last year? It's hard to imagine he'd miss the playoffs again this season but it also feels like he's far off from winning again.
95Greyson Sigg - R7$189,662$1,400,000Sigg found the winner's circle at the Korn Ferry Tour's Visit Knoxville Open and the Albertsons Boise Open to finish top-6 on both the regular season and finals points lists. The Augusta, Georgia native was fourth in the KFT's all-around ranking, eighth in scrambling and 15th in GIR percentage. Sigg also posted top-15s at the PGA Tour's Corales Championship and Barracuda Championship in 2021.
96Chad Ramey - R0$0$1,350,000Ramey finished behind only Will Zalatoris in actual scoring average on the way to 24 total top-25s and a whopping 40 made cuts in 43 events played during the Korn Ferry Tour's super season, which included a win at the 2021 Live and Work in Maine Open. Ramey also ranked seventh or better among his KFT peers in birdie average, GIR percentage and driving accuracy. However, he's made only two career appearances on the PGA Tour dating to his 2015 debut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. On the bright side, Ramey hasn't missed a single cut since the KFT's Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in August of 2020.
97Brian Stuard35$1,343,197$1,300,000Stuard played a whopping 35 events in 2020-21. He was inconsistent early on, but his last few months of the season give you reason for optimism going into 2021-22. Stuard finished top-15 in four of his last six starts. He is one of the shortest hitters on tour, but also one of the most accurate. Stuard also wields a very strong putter. He finished top-80 in SG: total and scoring average last season.
98Roger Sloan27$1,107,623$1,300,000Sloan played his best golf of last season down the stretch, notching four top-25 finishes in his last seven starts. Sloan ended up a solid top-75 in SG: total and scoring average. He has a very balance game, but one area he can improve upon is with the putter where he ranked outside the top 120 in just about every key putting stat.
99Chez Reavie29$1,077,354$1,300,000Reavie looked like a much improved golfer this summer, following a streak of six consecutive missed cuts with only two missed cuts in his final 10 events of 2020-21 with four top-25s. Although he's one of the shortest hitters on tour, he makes up for it with supreme accuracy and solid iron play. His putting numbers have dropped in each of the last four seasons, so he'll need some improved play in that area if he wants to contend more often this season.
100Adam Schenk32$1,052,797$1,300,000Schenk looked like a longshot to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but he found some form late in the 2020-21 season and took advantage of some weaker field events to retain his card for another year. He doesn't do anything particularly great, but he gets the most out of his game and has made the cut in 64 percent of his starts the last three seasons. The lack of upside makes Schenk a suboptimal season-long fantasy option.
101Scott Stallings26$1,030,868$1,300,000Stallings best finish of the season came at the Byron Nelson in which he finished T-3 - one of two top-10s on the season. His game has been pretty consistent on a yearly basis in that his approach play is his strength and he features average length off-the-tee. His short-game tends to be his weakness and prevents him from finishing in the top 20 more often. Stallings is a safe bet to be in the 100-125 range this season.
102Michael Thompson — C24$907,001$1,300,000Thompson is another player who won't feel the effects from missing out on playoffs, having status this season thanks to winning last year's 3M Open. His ball-striking leaves much to be desired, having lost strokes off-the-tee and on approach, making it hard for him to compete on longer courses while putting a lot of pressure on his short-game. From a fantasy perspective, you could do worse if you need someone that will have full status but his upside is limited.
103Taylor Moore - R0$0$1,250,000Placing top-25 in more than half of his 39 starts on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21, Moore earns a PGA Tour card for the first time thanks in large part to a win at the Memorial Health Championship in July, which preceded a runner-up result the following week at the Price Cutter Charity Championship. Moore added two more top-10s during the KFT Finals, ultimately ending the season fourth in scoring average, fifth in ball striking and sixth in scrambling.
104Phil Mickelson23$2,707,199$1,200,000Nothing was more unexpected in 2020-21 than Phil Mickelson winning a PGA Championship. It came after a whole lot of nothing to start the PGA Tour season. Unfortunately, Mickelson is just too risky to take a shot in salary cap formats considering he had just one other top-20 in 2020-21. He was also outside the top 160 in scoring average. It's also unclear how much the 51-year-old will focus on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2021-22.
105Harry Higgs28$1,829,267$1,200,000Higgs made the BMW Championship for the second straight season. He opened 2020-21 with a runner-up at the Safeway Open and his only other top-10 was a T4 at the PGA Championship. Higgs has shown flashes, but there are a lot of ball-striking inconsistencies in his game. Until he shows that, it is hard to seeing him take that next step to make it to East Lake.
106Andrew Putnam32$1,572,704$1,200,000Putnam made more than $2,300,000 in 2017-18 and 2018-19 before a disappointing 2019-20 season where he did not make the playoffs. Putnam was better in 2020-21, but still only made 16 of 32 cuts. He was just far too inconsistent during summer. Ball-striking should be his primary focus heading into this season.
107Brendan Steele24$1,358,526$1,200,000Steele did not end the season how he wanted to, missing four of the last five cuts. He showed a lot of promise in 2019-20 when he ranked top-35 in SG: total and scoring average. Unfortunately, he saw both of those drop significantly in 2020-21. It's hard to know how much more the 38-year-old has in the tank.
108Brandt Snedeker28$1,347,790$1,200,000After being one of the better players of the 2010s, Snedeker has shown signs of slowing down as he reaches 40 years of age. His short game and putting are largely still there, but the ball-striking has fallen off. If he is to put together a late career resurgence he will need to find a way to hit more greens.
109Denny McCarthy30$1,212,977$1,200,000McCarthy went from missing just five cuts in 2019-20, to missing 13 cuts in 2020-21. He also saw both his top-10s and top-25s go down. McCarthy had another good season with the putter, but his ball-striking numbers need to be better if he is going to amount to anything in salary cap formats.
110Kyle Stanley28$1,061,178$1,200,000Stanley finished the season on a cold note with four straight missed cuts, and he has to be one of the more frustrating fantasy options due to his superior ball-striking ability but vastly inferior short-game. He's finished outside the top 150 in strokes-gained putting in four of the last five seasons, and his play on the greens this season was exceptionally bad. If he can find an occasional good week on the greens he's capable of contending, but his consistency on a weekly basis is difficult to decipher.
111Rory Sabbatini - C25$968,716$1,200,000Sabbatini had made the playoffs in each of the previous four seasons but missed out after failing to do much last season outside of a Sunday 61 at the Olympics to take home a silver medal. Despite ranking outside the top 125, he'll have full status due to his ranking on the career money list standings. At 45, it's hard to expect much out of him, considering his length and approach numbers have dropped dramatically the last two seasons.
112Brice Garnett30$926,914$1,200,000Garnett was able to make his final four regular season starts which ended up being just enough to keep his card for this season. He was also able to record a pair of top-5s in a season for the first time in his career. Still, it's hard to get overly excited about Garnett - he relies on accurate driving and quality putting but the other areas of his game are lacking significantly. He's going to be on the bubble to make the playoffs at best on a yearly basis.
113Nick Taylor - C29$862,159$1,200,000Taylor had a consistent enough season with 18-of-29 cuts made that would've made you think he would've qualified for the Tour playoffs, but a best finish of T-10 wasn't quite enough. Not all is lost, however, as the Canadian is still exempt on tour for the next two seasons thanks to winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 2020. Taylor has never been an elite ball-striker on tour, but if he can get his short-game back to where it was a couple years ago, he should be able to post more top-10s this season.
114Alex Smalley - R4$151,353$1,200,000Smalley found success all over the place in summer as he notched three top-15s on the Forme Tour, top-50s at the John Deere Classic and Wyndham Championship and finally two top-15s during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals to earn his first PGA Tour card. The 24-year-old Duke product and former Walker Cup participant is a legitimate candidate to make some noise as a rookie.
115Nick Hardy - R2$137,703$1,200,000Hardy, who was named Big Ten Player of the Year on the way to First-Team All American honors in 2018 at the University of Illinois, posted 19 top-25s on the Korn Ferry Tour throughout the 2020-21 super season. He also made the cut in both of his PGA Tour starts, finishing T14-T42 at the Sony Open and Waste Management Phoenix Open. It should also be noted that he ranked second on the KFT in ball striking and 10th in the all-around ranking, so Hardy definitely has potential to be one of the better rookies at the PGA level.
116Sahith Theegala - R7$188,613$1,175,000Theegala rebounded from a missed cut in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals opener by finishing T4-6 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and the KFT Championship, securing his status as a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2021-22. He's already made 13 career starts at the PGA level, however, highlighted by a T14 at the 2020 Safeway Open. The 23-year-old came to prominence as an amateur during his time at Pepperdine University, where he was the unanimous National Player of the Year in 2020.
117Troy Merritt33$1,827,790$1,100,000Merritt is a very streaky player, but has found a way to make more than $1,300,000 each of the last four seasons. He racked up four top-7 finishes in 2020-21, all coming in an eight-start summer stretch. Merritt's ball-striking numbers aren't overly impressive, but his short game and putting were both pretty solid.
118J.T. Poston29$1,663,521$1,100,000Poston made his two top-10s all last season count with a third place at the Sanderson Farms and a runner-up at the Barbasol, but he also doubled his missed cuts from the season prior to 14. Poston ranked outside the top 180 in SG: tee-to-green, but was third on tour in SG: putting. It is just hard to trust him putting together another season where he makes more than $1,500,000 if he can't fix his ball-striking woes.
119Dylan Frittelli27$1,543,025$1,100,000Frittelli saved his only two top-5s of the season for a good time as both came in major championships. Outside of those results his season left much to be desired with a whopping 17 missed cuts. A lot of that inconsistency was the result of poor iron play, in which he ranked just 177th in strokes-gaind approach. Unless he shows vast improvement in that area, he'll have a difficult time making the playoffs again this season.
120Adam Long30$1,496,681$1,100,000Long had a very nice start to the season with four top-11 finishes in the fall portion of the schedule, but ended up missing the cut in 16 of his 30 starts when it was all said and done. Long was also outside the top 160 in SG: total. It's hard to say where the 33-year-old might go from here, but he hasn't shown anything in 2021 to make you confident about his prospects for this season.
121Keith Mitchell26$1,366,094$1,100,000Mitchell was able to salvage what was mostly a disappointing campaign with a couple top-5s late in the season to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs. He continues to be one of the most dominant drivers on tour (ninth in strokes-gained off-the-tee this season) but the rest of his game leaves much to be desired. Mitchell's game certainly has upside, but unless he makes strides with his iron play, an inconsistent season is expected.
122Kramer Hickok24$1,348,745$1,100,000Many fell in love with Hickok after his epic playoff duel with Harris English at the Travelers Championship. English would ultimately prevail, however, and Hickok would settle for one of his six top-25s of the season. If he is to take the next step heading into his 30s, Hickok needs to improve his iron play and putting, both of which ranked outside the top 145 on tour.
123Wyndham Clark27$1,198,800$1,100,000Clark missed at least 12 cuts for the second straight year. He was buoyed by his runner-up at the Bermuda Championship and a T8 at the Genesis Invitational. He did not close the season especially well missing the cut in his last seven starts. Clark has been very poor approaching the green ever since he came on tour, which is really what has been holding him back. He is very long off the tee and solid around the green and with the putter.
124Russell Knox31$1,130,467$1,100,000Knox will enter the season outside of the top 200 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time since 2013 after failing to record a top-5 finish last season. Never a long-hitter by Tour standards, he dropped from 106th to 155th in driving distance and relies on precise iron play to make up for a mediocre short-game. Knox can still contend on shorter courses but his days of competing with the best in the game appear to be behind him.
125Ryan Moore - C16$777,994$1,100,000Moore's level had an unexpected drop in production last season as he failed to qualify for the season ending playoffs for the first time in his career. He did post a T-2 at the John Deere Classic where he was a past champion, but that was his only top-25 finish of the season. Moore can use his one-time top-50 money list exemption for full status this season, and his ball-striking is still good enough to think he'll be able to record better results in 2021-22.
126Taylor Pendrith - R6$271,959$1,100,000Pendrith earns a PGA Tour card via his ranking of fifth on the Korn Ferry Tour's regular season points list, but he also tallied a trio of top-25s at the PGA level in 2020-21. Pendrith notched four runner-ups on the KFT, including three in a row last summer from the TPC San Antonio Challenge at the Canyons through the Pinnacle Bank Championship. Given his KFT ranking of third in driving distance, the Canadian's upside is evident.
127Lucas Herbert - F11$312,429$1,075,000Herbert already has two European Tour wins under his belt at just 25 years old, but he'll earn PGA Tour status for the first time this season after tying for fourth at the Albertsons Boise Open during the first leg of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. The Aussie currently paces the entire Euro Tour in putts per GIR while ranking second in average putts per round in 2021, though he's outside the top 100 in driving accuracy and GIR percentage.
128Aaron Rai - R4$109,000$1,050,000Although he'll be considered a rookie on the PGA Tour, Rai already owns two career wins on the European Tour since 2018. The 26-year-old Englishman also posted a top-20 result at the 2021 Open Championship in addition to respectable performances at the WGC-Workday Championship and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He earned his PGA Tour card via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, highlighted by a T2 at the Albertsons Boise Open. On the Euro Tour in 2021, Rai ranks 26th or better in GIR percentage and driving accuracy.
129Lee Westwood19$3,435,368$1,000,000Westwood rolled the clock back in a big way in 2020-21, nearly winning on two occasions and earning just less than $3.5 million, that's the good news. The bad news is, he ran out of gas quickly after those runner-ups and didn't resemble that player the rest of the season. That's what happens when you turn 48. It's not just his age, however. The four previous seasons were dreadful and there's no reason to think last season was anything but one last run from a one great golfer.
130Matt Jones30$2,496,677$1,000,000It's not often a golfer posts his best season at the age of 47, but that's exactly what Jones did in 2020-21. It helps when you win a tournament, like he did at the Honda Classic, but we obviously can't expect that to happen again this season, which makes Jones an obvious pass in salary cap leagues. HIs win will gain him entry into some bigger events this season, but considering he averaged less than $1 million in the five seasons leading up to 2020-21, he doesn't provide much value in draft leagues either.
131Martin Laird27$1,812,120$1,000,000Laird picked up his fourth career PGA Tour win at the Shriners Open early in the season, but he didn't have much to show for after that. That was his only other top-20 in 27 total starts. Laird ended the season outside the top 150 in scoring average, so it's hard to feel too optimistic about his prospects for the 2021-22 campaign.
132Hudson Swafford29$1,759,907$1,000,000Who knows where Swafford would have been had it not been for the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship. He won the first one this season back in September and finished T6 in the typical March playing of the event. Add in another T2 at Congaree and that was about it to speak of for the former Georgia Bulldog. Finishing outside the top 180 on tour in SG: total is definite cause for concern, and it would be surprising if he surpassed $1 million in 2021-22.
133Tommy Fleetwood - C18$1,149,631$1,000,000Despite a top-40 ranking in the OWGR, Fleetwood wasn't able to make the playoffs for the first time since gaining status on tour. His best results tend to come on the European Tour, although since The Masters in April, he failed to record a worldwide top-10 in 12 starts. Considering his putter was the main culprit in his inconsistency, a bounce-back season is likely.
134Francesco Molinari - C15$996,977$1,000,000Molinari played a light schedule last season, mostly spreading out his 15 events throughout the year but the results were mostly disappointing. He missed more cuts than he made, including his last three, but was able to post three top-10s. Molinari has never been a good putter and his ball-striking has dipped since his stellar season in 2017-18. It's hard to expect a sudden resurgence from the 38-year-old going forward.
135Robert Streb28$1,811,604$950,000Usually when you pick up a full-field win on the PGA Tour you aren't really sweating making it into the second leg of the playoffs. That just kind of tells you the type of season Streb had. He ended up missing half of his cuts with that win being the only top-10. Streb was solid with his short game and putter, but his ball-striking needs a lot of work if he is going to put in consistent results in 2021-22.
136Garrick Higgo7$1,358,316$950,000The 22-year-old South African has played primarily on the European Tour and took advantage of a sponsor exemption to win in his second career PGA Tour start to guarantee himself status through the 2023-24 season. Since winning in June, he's missed 4-of-7 cuts with a best finish of T-41, so his consistency is still a question. Expect him to play full-time on the PGA Tour this season, with some ups-and-downs to his long hitting nature that can yields birdies in bunches but also plenty of bogeys.
137James Hahn24$1,178,138$950,000Hahn played great to start the season with three consecutive top-10s but struggled mightily since the West coast swing ended, having to miss a couple months with a rib injury while missing seven cuts in a row after returning. A two-time winner on tour, Hahn is capable of putting together a decent season if he's fully healthy but his best days are likely behind him at 39-years-old. He's a prime candidate to be on the playoff bubble this season.
138Matthew NeSmith28$1,111,102$950,000NeSmith looked like he was in for a solid season in 2020-21 after a strong fall season and three top-20s over the West Coast swing, but his momentum quickly curtailed. His final nine events included six missed cuts and zero top-25 finishes. His iron play has been stellar during his two seasons on tour (top 25 in strokes-gained approach each season), but he's going to need to improve on and around-the-green to find more consistent results.
139Sam Ryder31$1,080,154$950,000Talk about consistency - Ryder has finished between 101st and 109th on the FedEx Cup Standings in his four years on tour. Unfortunately, none of those seasons have resulted in a win and he struggles to elevate in bigger events with his best finishes coming in the fall or opposite-event fields. He's a decent iron player but average at best in the other aspects of the game. It's hard to get excited about him from a fantasy standpoint.
140Joseph Bramlett - F27$735,440$920,000Despite making the cut in 15 of 27 starts throughout the 2020-21 PGA Tour campaign, Bramlett found himself more than 20 spots outside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings as the Korn Ferry Tour Finals came calling. Bramlett, though, went on to win the KFT Championship after back-to-back top-30s at the Boise Open and the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, landeing atop the Finals 25 points list by a fairly substantial margin while climbing to a career-best 155th in the Official World Golf Ranking. As a result, he'll retain PGA Tour status for what will be his third consecutive season.
141Hayden Buckley - R1$0$905,000Buckley used a T4 at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship to earn his first PGA Tour card while also ascending to a career-best 244th in the Official World Golf Ranking ahead of the fall series. The 25-year-old ranked third on the Korn Ferry Tour in ball striking and ninth in GIR percentage in 2020-21, so he could gain traction in daily fantasy formats as a potential sleeper, though inexperience is a factor.
142Brandon Hagy28$1,593,365$900,000Hagy made just 13 of 28 cuts last season but had a runner-up at the Honda Classic and six top-25s. Hagy is one of the longest drivers on tour, but the rest of his game is still very raw. He lost more than half a stroke per round approaching the green, as well as ranking outside the top 140 in SG: putting. Based on that, it is hard to see him clearing $1,000,000 in 2021-22.
143Peter Malnati30$1,429,713$900,000Malnati got off to a solid start to the 2020-21 season with a runner-up at the Sanderson Farms and a T5 at the Shriners Open. He really struggled when the calendar flipped to 2021, however, missing the cut in 16-of-23 starts. Malnati is just too inconsistent of a ball-striker to trust in salary cap formats for the 2021-22 campaign.
144Scott Piercy25$1,051,562$900,000Piercy appeared unlikely to make the FedEx Cup Playoffs but snuck in after finishing third and T-15 in his last two events of the 2020-21 regular season. Overall, it was a disappointing season, however, as it was his worst finish since 2014 when he only made 12 starts due to injuries. The tour veteran can't be consistently relied on from a fantasy perspective due to a lack of upside at this point of his career.
145Davis Riley - R7$35,297$875,000Riley is a former junior golf prodigy, who won four consecutive state titles in Mississippi before attending the University of Alabama where he became a two-time All-American. He recorded just one top-10 in 18 starts during his first year on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, but Riley picked up a pair of victories in 2020-21 at the Panama Championship and the TPC San Antonio Championship at the Oaks. Riley has slipped outside the top 300 in the Official World Golf Ranking, however, failing to notch a top-10 finish since May's AdventHealth Championship.
146Patrick Rodgers - F34$968,100$840,000Rodgers disappointed with a missed cut at the Wyndham Championship when he was on the FedExCup Playoffs bubble, but he retained status with two top-20s during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. He's consistently inconsistent, but Rodgers owns just two total top-10s across 61 events played on the PGA Tour across the last two seasons. On the bright side, he was 33rd in SG: off-the-tee and 26th in driving distance in 2020-21.
147Tyler McCumber25$1,025,909$800,000McCumber had two top-10s last season, but both of them came in his first three starts. After that it was quite a struggle that ended in him missing seven of his last eight cuts. McCumber ranked outside the top 160 in SG: total, so there's no reason to invest in him for the 2021-22 campaign.
148Tom Hoge32$1,266,111$750,000Hoge missed 9-of-13 cuts to close out a disappointing finish to the season that included only one top-40 finish. It's difficult to be too optimistic about his prospects headed into this season as a short hitter who lost strokes in 3-of-4 categories. Expect to see him on the outside looking in for the playoffs this season unless he can catch fire one week as a longshot winner.
149Richy Werenski30$1,180,394$750,000Werenski qualified for the playoffs for a second year in a row but it wasn't due to how he finished the season - he missed 7-of-10 cuts to finish the year with zero top-20s. His ball-striking numbers dipped from the prior season as he lost five yards off-the-tee and ranked only 149th in strokes-gained approach. All signs point to Werenski trying to grind enough decent finishes to retain his Tour card, but that may be an uphill battle to climb.
150Chesson Hadley26$940,986$750,000Hadley's final round 62 in the last regular season event was enough to make him the 125th ranked player in the regular season standings as he retained his status for another year. He nearly picked up his second Tour victory at the Palmetto Championship, but he was unable to convert a four-stroke lead after 54-holes. Considering Hadley lost strokes in every category except for putting last season, he'll likely struggle to keep his card this season.
151Brian Gay27$916,158$750,000The 49-year-old won a full-field event, made 27 starts and still did not crack $1 million. Gay won the Bermuda Championship, but that was his only top-25 finish of the season. He ranked outside the top 185 on tour in scoring average and SG: total. There is nothing really to like here and Gay is likely getting ready for the PGA Tour Champions.
152Danny Willett - E16$618,364$750,000Willett remains exempt for one more season thanks to his improbable 2016 Masters win. He has little value. And we say little instead of none because ... he qualifies for the Masters. Willett had two top-25s in full-field events last season (excluding the Zurich team event), one of which was the Masters. The Englishman will likely also play in the Open Championship.
153Austin Cook - F29$898,902$735,000The highlight of Cook's 2020-21 campaign came in Las Vegas when he tied for second at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which marked his best finish since a maiden win at the 2017 RSM Classic. This wasn't enough to get him into the FedExCup Playoffs, however, so he was forced to tee it up at the Korn Ferry Tour Finals where he eventually tied for 11th at the KFT Championship. Cook did not strike the ball particularly well in 2020-21, though he ranked top-50 in SG: putting, driving accuracy and proximity from 100-125 yards.
154Adam Svensson - K0$0$700,000Svensson will return to the PGA Tour after a two-year hiatus in which he racked up two wins, eight top-10s and 19 top-25s through 41 total events played during the Korn Ferry Tour's 2020-21 super season. One of the aforementioned victories came in late August at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, which marked the second leg of the KFT Finals. The Canadian ended his KFT campaign ranked top-15 in GIR percentage, driving accuracy and birdie average.
155Anirban Lahiri21$930,661$650,000Lahiri was able to post a pair of top-5s (one in an alternate event) in an otherwise benign year and it was just enough for him to keep his card for another season. He was able to find some increased distance off-the-tee, but he's been a below-average iron player since coming on tour. It's hard to be too optimistic about his chances of having a better season next year, and he may be relegated to the Korn Ferry Tour when all is said and done.
156Matthias Schwab - R4$9,160$625,000Schwab made less than $10K on the PGA Tour last season, but the 26-year-old Austrian has compiled six top-15s on the European Tour through August in 2021. His best career performance on the PGA Tour came back in August of 2020 when he tied for third at the Barracuda Championship. Schwab also made his way to Tokyo for the Olympic Games this past summer, tying for 27th in Japan.
157Austin Smotherman - R0$0$605,000Smotherman clutched up with three straight finishes of T26 or better to end the regular season on the Korn Ferry Tour just inside the top 25 of the points list, ultimately securing his card for the first time. His ball-striking metrics indicate it shouldn't have been such a sweat for the SMU product, however, as he ranked seventh on the KFT in GIR percentage and eighth in total driving. Such quality tee-to-green play represents a high ceiling, though his short-game struggles might cause a handful of missed cuts at the PGA Tour level as he adjusts to new venues.
158Mark Hubbard - C32$762,137$600,000Although Hubbard didn't go through any significant stretches of missed cuts, his season was mostly unexciting with a best finish of T-13 at the Travelers. That will likely send Hubbard back to the Korn Ferry Tour to try to regain his card this season, where he picked up a win in 2019. He's one of the shorter hitters on tour which makes it hard to compete with the upper-level talent, but he's certainly a candidate to rejoin the PGA Tour in 2022-23.
159Wesley Bryan - E11$320,426$600,000Bryan made six cuts in his 11 starts, including a tie for 12th at the Sanderson. Pretty darn good. He's on major medical extension, with six starts to earn 124.760 points. Bryan is 31 now, which is still young enough to jump-start a PGA Tour career if he can meet that points threshold, which seems possible for him.
160Ryan Armour - C28$962,354$550,000Armour had a much better latter half of the 2020-21 season, but even three top-10s in his last eight events weren't enough to get him into the playoffs. The tour veteran has struggled to make cuts on a regular basis, playing the weekend only 41 percent of the time the last two seasons. He tried and failed to retain his card through the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, which means he won't have nearly as many opportunities for starts on tour this season.
161Bo Hoag - C32$916,522$550,000After being the last one into the FedEx Cup Playoffs last season, Hoag was narrowly on the wrong side this season. His last nine events resulted in three top-20s but it's a tall task to keep your card without being able to record a top-10 all season. Nevertheless, he showed improved ball-striking numbers in 2020-21, showing promise for when he does get starts on tour this season.
162Vincent Whaley - F27$692,292$545,000Whaley posted five top-25s during his second season on the PGA Tour, but he ultimately fell shy of the FedExCup Playoffs and was forced to retain status via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals where he notched a pair of top-10s in late August. During his 2020-21 campaign, Whaley made the cut in 10 consecutive starts from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am through the Charles Schwab Challenge as he gained popularity among the daily fantasy community before cooling off in June and July. He ended the season just 178th in SG: approach, however.
163Bronson Burgoon - F26$558,656$545,000Burgoon earned less than $600K in official money for a second straight season as he missed 14 cuts on the PGA Tour in 2020-21, but he tied for second at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals to retain status. The Texas A&M product has advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs just once through five full seasons on the PGA Tour, though he ranked 37th in GIR percentage in 2020-21.
164Brandon Wu - R4$91,125$540,000It's now been just about a calendar year since Wu won the 2020 Korn Ferry Tour Championship, which came two weeks after his T2 at the Albertsons Boise Open. Wu also added his maiden top-10 on the PGA Tour at the 2021 Puerto Rico Open where he played his first 36 holes in 11-under par. Among his peers on the KFT, the Stanford product ranked sixth in GIR percentage and seventh in ball striking.
165Callum Tarren - R0$0$520,000Tarren's only prior PGA Tour experience came at the 2019 U.S. Open where he posted opening rounds of 73-75 to miss the cut, but he's earned a card for the upcoming season via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals where he tied for fourth at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship The Englishman notched 16 total top-25s on the KFT in 2020-21, ultimately ranking top-20 in GIR percentage driving distance and actual scoring average.
166Ben Kohles - K0$0$517,000Kohles hasn't made a start on the PGA Tour since missing the cut at the 2017 U.S. Open, but he's regained status thanks to 17 top-25s and two runner-up performances throughout the 2020-21 super season on the Korn Ferry Tour. He closed the KFT campaign with back-to-back top-20s at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. From a season-long perspective, Kohles ranked second in GIR percentage and 10th in driving accuracy on the KFT.
167Dawie Van Der Walt - F1$82,600$505,000The South African not only made the cut during his lone PGA Tour start in 2020-21, but he recorded a top-20 performance at the Vivint Houston Open where he gained more than six strokes putting. Van Der Walt's back-to-back top-15s at the last two legs of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals allow him to gain PGA Tour status moving forward. He ranked top-25 on the KFT in both total driving and GIR percentage, but scrambled at a disappointing rate of just 55.71 percent.
168Curtis Thompson - R1$81,750$490,000Thompson won the Korn Ferry Tour's 2020 Evans Scholars Invitational and helped solidify his ranking among the top 25 on the regular season points list with a runner-up performance at the Wichita Open this June. During his lone PGA Tour appearance in 2021, Thompson tied for 21st at the Rocket Mortgage Classic where he gained more than four strokes with the flat stick. The putter was less impressive for Thompson throughout the KFT season, though he ranked 10th in driving distance and 23rd in GIR percentage.
169Max McGreevy - R0$0$488,000Having won the 2020 Price Cutter Charity Championship to go along with solo runner-up honors at the Club Car Championship in late March, McGreevy managed to finish 14th on the Korn Ferry Tour regular season points list despite missing 19 cuts in 41 starts. A former two-time All-American as an Oklahoma Sooner, McGreevy amassed seven total top-10s on the KFT in 2020-21, but he ranked just 63rd in ball striking and 49th in GIR percentage.
170Dylan Wu - R1$71,030$462,000Wu's lone PGA Tour appearance throughout the entire 2020-21 campaign came at a major championship, and he even made the cut before ultimately tying for 31st at the U.S. Open hosted by Torrey Pines. Wu essentially earned a PGA Tour card for the upcoming season via his win at the Korn Ferry Tour's Price Cutter Charity Championship in late July, where he was three strokes shy of reaching 30-under par for the tournament.
171Tyler Duncan - E33$509,882$450,000Duncan made a whopping 33 starts last season, but made the cut in less than half (16). His lone top-25 was T23 at Mayakoba. But he is safe through 2022-23 thanks to his lone PGA Tour win, the 2019 RSM Classic.
172Michael Gligic - F29$620,442$445,000Gligic accrued more than $600K in his second season on the PGA Tour, but once again fell shy of the FedExCup Playoffs as he recorded just one top-10 in 29 starts. Thanks to a pair of top-20s during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, however, the Canadian will retain his card for the 2021-22 campaign. Gligic was probably a top-quartile putter on tour as he finished 15th in putting from 4-8 feet in 2020-21, but he ranked just 180th in SG: tee-to-green and 163rd in proximity.
173Trey Mullinax - F0$0$440,000Mullinax advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs during his second season on tour in 2018 when he accrued more than $1.1M in official earnings thanks to a runner-up effort at the Valero Texas Open, but he failed to record a single top-10 in 2019 before spending the past season on the Korn Ferry Tour. However, a runner-up performance at the KFT Championship launched Mullinax into the No. 2 spot of the Finals 25. He ranked fifth on the KFT in driving distance, but fell outside the top 100 in both GIR and FIR percentage.
174David Lipsky - R3$220,825$435,000Lipsky has never appeared in more than five events in a single PGA Tour season, but a T8 at June's Palmetto Championship earned him a six-figure paycheck for the first time at this level. On the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21, Lipsky finished 12th on the regular season points list with three second-place results and a win at the 2020 TPC San Antonio Challenge at the Canyons. Lipsky also recently tied for fourth at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship during the second leg of the KFT Finals.
175John Huh - F20$581,646$430,000Huh hasn't recorded a top-10 on the PGA Tour in three straight seasons despite appearing in 41 total events, but he'll retain status after rattling off three consecutive top-30s during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, including a solo-seventh at the KFT Championship. In 2020-21 at the PGA level, he ranked 36th in SG: around-the-green and 43rd in driving accuracy, but fell to 190th in SG: putting and 183rd in three-putt avoidance.
176Peter Uihlein - F12$399,417$420,000Uihlein has failed to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs in three straight seasons, but he'll have another chance in 2021-22 after retaining status via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals where he posted three results of T48 or better. The former Oklahoma State standout is now in his early 30s and owns just one career top-3 result through 111 total events played. Uihlein did win the KFT's MGM Resorts Championship in 2021, however.
177Lee Hodges - R5$160,344$415,000Hodges collected a couple of top-15 results at the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open and the Barracuda Championship, but the highlight of his 2020-21 campaign came on the Korn Ferry Tour when he won the WinCo Foods Portland Open last August. Hodges made the cut in more than 30 of his 37 starts on the KFT, tallying nine top-10s in the process. He was fifth in the all-around ranking, eighth in putting average and sixth in birdie or better percentage.
178Kurt Kitayama - R4$0$415,000The American-born UNLV product has won twice on the European Tour since 2018, but he'll now be eligible for more stateside events after securing a PGA Tour card via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Kitayama was ranked as high as 66th in the Official World Golf Ranking in early 2020, but he's since fallen just outside the top 150.
179Justin Lower - R0$0$405,000Lower has appeared in just four total PGA Tour events since his debut in 2013, but the 32-year-old finally earned a card of his own after a clutch top-15 performance at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship to secure the very last spot among the Finals 25. Lower's 2020-21 KFT season included a pair of runner-up efforts and 13 top-25s, while he ranked 13th in GIR percentage and 21st in birdie average.
180Nate Lashley - C25$879,981$400,000Seeing a pair of top-5 finishes would make you think that it was a good season for Lashley at first glance, but he only recorded one other top-25 on the season and missed out on the playoffs as a result. The bright side is that he'll still have full status on tour due to his 2019 win at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Even so, his play last season makes it difficult to have much optimism heading into 2021-22.
181Chase Seiffert - C28$824,736$400,000Since graduating from the Korn Ferry Tour, Seiffert has been unable to make the playoffs in either of his two seasons on the PGA Tour. He's managed a top-5 in each season but with only a two top-10s in 46 starts, he's been unable to elevate at the highest level. He'll likely be spending his time this season back on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he'll need to improve his short-game in order to improve his results.
182Cameron Percy - C27$784,607$400,000The 47-year-old Australian made more than half his cuts last season and posted a pair of top-10s, albeit in smaller events. He did lead the tour in greens in regulation, showing his prowess with his irons but struggled mightily in every other aspect of his game. He lacks fantasy upside as he's unlikely to make many PGA Tour starts this season.
183Andrew Landry - E24$594,200$400,000Landry's lone highlight was a tie for fourth at the RSM Classic. Which is a highlight many guys would kill for. He didn't have another top-25. But he won the 2020 American Express and thus is secure not just for one more season but through 2022-23.
184Sung Kang - E31$428,931$400,000Another tournament winner, at the 2019 Byron Nelson, Kang gets one more exempt season. He missed 17 of 31 cuts with one top-25. However, he saved the best of last, as it was a tie for 15th at the Wyndham. Momentum for this season? In a word, no.
185Jim Herman - E22$407,995$400,000The 2020 winner of the Wyndham is exempt through 2022-23. He made 11 cuts and missed 11 last season. His best showing was T20 at the opposite-field Barbasol. For someone who is so bad for so much of the time, Herman has three career wins (2016 Houston, 2019 Barbasol). So his puncher's chance is better than most.
186Kevin Tway - E24$323,098$400,000Tway's tie for 14th at the Rocket Mortgage was his best showing last season and one of only two top-25s in 24 starts. He missed 14 cuts. He's secure for one more season thanks to winning the 2018 Safeway Open.
187Henrik Stenson - E18$245,906$400,000The 45-year-old has really started to decline. He made only six cuts in 18 starts on the PGA Tour last season. But Stenson is exempt for two more years thanks to winning the 2016 Open Championship. That will get him closer to the Champions Tour but not quite there. Stenson is also 37th in all-time earnings on the PGA Tour. If he remains in the top 50 after this season, which seems likely, he then could use a one-time exemption for being in the top 50 in career earnings (there's also another for being in the top 25 but that won't apply to Stenson).
188J.J. Spaun - F26$419,752$395,000Spaun missed the cut in 14 of 26 starts on the PGA Tour in 2020-21, but he tied for second at the Albertsons Boise Open to retain his card via the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. At the PGA Tour level, he ranked 12th in driving accuracy and collected his lone top-10 of the season at the Safeway Open last September. However, Spaun has not posted a top-30 finish since early May's Wells Fargo Championship.
189David Skinns - R0$0$365,000Skinns strung together five consecutive top-20s throughout the latter portion of the Korn Ferry Tour's regular season from the TPC Colorado Championship through his win at the Pinnacle Bank Championship, locking up a PGA Tour card prior to the KFT Finals. The Englishman is slated to turn 40 years old during his upcoming rookie campaign on the PGA Tour, where he's made just five total appearances since his 2013 debut at the Tampa Bay Championship.
190Camilo Villegas - C26$945,774$350,000Villegas looked to be in a good position to make the playoffs after a couple early season top-10s and improved level of play, but a disappointing summer in which he failed to finish in the top 40 in nine events left him on the outside. Despite being a shorter hitter, Villegas is also very inaccurate with his driver and struggled with his driver last season. It looks like he'll be playing mainly on the Korn Ferry Tour this season.
191Vaughn Taylor - C30$648,742$350,000After qualifying for the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, Taylor had one of his worst seasons with zero top-5s while having to withdraw from his final two events due to injury. The Tour veteran is averaging less than 280-yards off-the-tee and the lack of distance is making it hard for him to still compete on tour. He'll struggle to get many starts on tour next year and his best days are clearly behind him.
192Jared Wolfe - R0$0$350,000Although he matched his career high with 15 missed cuts on the Korn Ferry Tour during the super schedule, Wolfe's victories at the 2020 Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar and the Wichita Open carried him to a ranking of eighth on the regular season points list as he earned a PGA Tour card for the first time. The 33-year-old, who turned professional back in 2010, will finally make his PGA Tour debut this fall, though he recently missed the cut at all three stops during the KFT Finals.
193Paul Barjon - R6$27,330$347,000Barjon made the cut in three of six starts on the PGA Tour throughout his 2020-21 campaign, but he failed to record anything better than a T42 at the Barbasol Championship. However, he won the Korn Ferry Tour's Huntsville Championship in early May after tallying three runner-up finishes in 2020, including a playoff loss at the El Bosque Mexico Championship. Barjon added another top-5 during the KFT Finals at the recent Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.
194Andrew Novak - R0$0$334,000Novak's 10 top-10s on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21 included a win at the 2020 LECOM Suncoast Classic where he played his final 54 holes in 20-under par. Additionally, the 26-year-old made the cut in 10 of his last 11 KFT starts dating to a T9 at the REX Hospital Open. However, Novak ranked 64th or worse on the Korn Ferry Tour in driving distance and GIR percentage.
195Cameron Young - R2$0$315,000Young became a back-to-back champion on the Korn Ferry Tour this year when he won the AdventHealth Championship and the Evans Scholars Invitational in late May, tallying a combined score of 37-under par throughout those eight consecutive sub-70 rounds. He missed the cut in two PGA Tour appearances, however, failing to advance to the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open and U.S. Open. Nonetheless, Young was eighth on the KFT in driving distance and 25th in birdie average.
196Joshua Creel - R0$0$310,000Creel grinded out 29 made cuts in 40 starts throughout the Korn Ferry Tour's 2020-21 super season, but his win at the Utah Championship wasn't originally enough for a PGA Tour card. It took back-to-back top-10s at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and the KFT Championship to secure his upcoming rookie status. On the KFT, Creel finished the season ninth in driving accuracy and 10th in scrambling, though his lack of power off the tee might be a concern at the next level, especially given his ranking of just 127th in par-5 birdie or better percentage.
197Jimmy Walker - E25$661,287$300,000Walker continues to live off the greatest golf gift imaginable: a surprise major championship. His win at the 2016 PGA will give one final exempt season. He missed 13 cuts in 25 starts but had one good week -- a tie for sixth at the Memorial. Until then, he was outside the top 500 in the world rankings. Like most of these guys, Walker had one good week in him all season. Good luck finding that week.
198Brett Drewitt - K0$0$295,000Drewitt lost his rookie eligibility on the PGA Tour back in 2017 when he failed to record a single top-25 finish in 19 total events played, but he'll get a second chance given his ranking of 24th on the Korn Ferry Tour's regular-season points list in 2020-21. On the KFT, Drewitt won the 2020 Lincoln Land Championship on the way to more than $330K in official earnings. He also finished the season top-25 in GIR percentage.
199Seth Reeves - K1$0$285,000Reeves' rookie campaign on the PGA Tour in 2018-19 included just two top-25s and 11 made cuts in 25 events played, but he'll be back this fall after winning the Korn Ferry Tour's 2020 Pinnacle Bank Championship en route to his final standing of 18th on the regular-season points list in 2020-21. Reeves averaged just north of 311 yards off the tee on the KFT, but he ranked just 129th in driving accuracy and 84th in scrambling.
200Kiradech Aphibarnrat - F17$166,496$280,000Aphibarnrat has made the cut in just seven of his last 24 PGA Tour starts dating to the beginning of the 2019-20 season, but he'll retain his card after stringing together three consecutive top-35 finishes during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals. Aphirbarnrat, who won twice internationally in 2018, has since slipped outside the top 500 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
201Satoshi Kodaira - C27$671,889$250,000Kodaira's season resulted in more missed cuts than made ones, and he failed to record a top-10 in a season in which his Tour exemption was expiring following winning the RBC Heritage in 2018. He did show signs of improvement since May - recording four top-20s while gaining strokes off-the-tee and on approach for the season. However, unless Kodaira can earn his card through the Korn Ferry Tour finals, he'll likely only see a handful of starts on the PGA Tour.
202Beau Hossler - C30$660,397$250,000After a poor start to the 2020-21 season that saw Hossler nearly drop outside the top 400 in the OWGR, he managed four top-25s this summer in a five-week stretch. He possesses good length with driver and good feel on the greens, but substandard iron play has always been his Achilles heel. It's likely that Hossler will be mainly relegated to the Korn Ferry Tour in 2021-22.
203Kevin Chappell - E12$282,510$250,000Chappell played last season on a major medical extension. He still has eight starts left to earn 125.577 points. It's surely doable, but he'll have to improve on last season, when in 12 starts he made seven cuts with two top-25s. His best was T13 at the Honda. He'd need a few of those to get to 125 points.
204Scott Gutschewski - F1$0$215,000Gutschewski is keeping the dream alive by securing his PGA Tour card for the first time since 2011 at the age of 44 years old, though he's finished top-10 just twice in 113 career starts. On the Korn Ferry Tour in 2020-21, however, Gutschewski compiled 13 top-25s while ranking 22nd in GIR percentage. He's made the cut in five straight KFT starts entering the fall series.
205Bill Haas - E20$161,963$200,000As of right now, Haas is not exempt, but he could use his one-time exemption for being in the top 50 in career earnings. At No. 47 right now, he would be wise to use it (or surely lose it by this season). Haas missed 15 cuts in 20 starts last season with one top-25.
206Kelly Kraft - F17$138,616$195,000Kraft has six starts remaining on his major medical extension. But it would take 195.965 points to earn full exemption for this season, no easy task. So, Kraft went to the Korn Ferry Finals to earn his 2021-22 PGA Tour card, which he did thanks to a T-7 finish at the Boise Open. The 32-year-old SMU product made just five of 17 cuts in 2020-21 and really struggled around the greens. His 284.8 driving distance average is a concern as well.
207Bo Van Pelt - C28$752,234$100,000Van Pelt still has a few years to go until he's eligible for the Champions Tour, but he's still out there grinding despite only making 11-of-17 cuts last season. The highlight of his season was at the Palmetto Championship, where he finished just one-shot back. Nevertheless, even if he is able to gain starts on tour this season, it's difficult to be optimistic after he lost strokes in every category last season.
208 J.B. Holmes - E19$136,546$100,000Holmes has batted injuries for a while and this season will be his age-40 season on tour. But he's alive for one more go-round thanks to winning the 2019 Genesis Open. He made seven cuts in 19 starts last year with zero top-25s.
209Jonas Blixt - E8$64,491$100,000The 37-year-old Swede played eight tournaments (made three cuts) last season on a major medical extension. He still has 15 starts to earn 252.777 points. Is it possible, yes? But very unlikely.
210Seung-yul Noh - E6$17,941$75,000The 30-year-old Korean made six starts and just one cut. He earned six FedEx Cup points for tying for 54th at the Valero Texas Open but didn't play past May. He has a major medical extension that grants him 16 more starts, needing to accumulate 291.565 points. He's surely young enough. But does he remain good enough? Probably not. Or healthy enough? He was healthy enough to try for a full card via the Korn Ferry playoffs. For the record, 244th was not last on the FedEx Cup points list last season. Last was 251st, Parker McLachlin. But not even that was rock bottom ...
211William McGirt - E11$44,290$50,000The 42-year-old McGirt made 11 starts and missed eight cuts. He has 17 starts remaining on a major medical extension to earn 361.557 points. Not gonna happen. McGirt has a backup plan, however: He was in the Korn Ferry playoffs.
212Kevin Stadler - E21$32,191$0Stadler really shouldn't be here. But we really like telling his story. He has been on a major medical extension for so long that his is still tied to money earned, a component long ago ended by the Tour but grandfathered in. Stadler has just one start left to earn in excess of 438 points or $685,000. So that one tournament better be a good one, Kev. Perhaps Stadler will pick Phoenix, site of his lone PGA Tour win in 2014.
213Graham DeLaet - E5$0$0The 39-year-old Canadian did not accrue any FedEx Cup points last season and therefore has no ranking. He made five starts in 2020 and didn't make a cut. He has 19 starts left on a major medical extension (needs 266.483 points) but it may be a while before his back injury allows him to play again.

RotoWire golf writers Greg Vara, Len Hochberg, Bryce Danielson, Ryan Andrade and Ryan Pohle contributed to this report.

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