This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.
A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2015-16. The value compares 2014-15 earnings vs. 2015-16 projected earnings. A player like Ryan Moore might earn a "D" grade or lower, but that is no indication of how he will play this year. It is simply a result of how his 2015-16 projected earnings compare to his 2014-15 earnings.
Improvement percentage (2014-15 earnings vs. 2015-16 projected earnings) is the factor that drives the grading process. Anything positive is a good score, though a slight positive score might just reflect inflation in the prize money.
Ranking includes only 2015-16 PGA Tour card winners who played at least 10 events on last year's tour:
• Top 125 on PGA Tour Money List (M = made money list only)
• Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points List (P = made points list only)
• PGA Tour Card Winners from Web.com Tour (W)
• Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125, i.e. Tiger Woods (E)
• International Players (I)
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|GOLFER||2014-15 EVENTS||2014-15 EARNINGS||2015-16 PROJ. EARNINGS||IMPROVE%||GRADE|
|Anirban Lahiri - I||12||$490,003||$2,700,000||451.0||A|
|Ben Crane – E||22||$203,254||$750,000||269.0||A|
|Roberto Castro – W||16||$179,723||$600,000||233.8||A|
|Shane Lowry – E||13||$502,517||$1,500,000||198.5||A|
|Mark Hubbard – W||25||$293,980||$750,000||155.1||A|
|Danny Willett – I||10||$408,435||$1,000,000||144.8||A|
|Rod Pampling – W|