This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.
A player's grade is based solely on his value for 2018-19. The value compares 2017-18 earnings vs. 2018-19 projected earnings. A player like Rory McIlroy 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 2018-19 projected earnings compare to his 2017-18 earnings.
Improvement percentage (2017-18 earnings vs. 2018-19 projected earnings) is the factor that drives the grading process. Anything positive is a good score, though a slight positive score might just reflect inflation in prize money.
Ranking includes only 2018-19 PGA Tour card winners who played at least 10 events on last year's tour:
• Top 125 on FedEx Cup Points List
• Notable Exempt Players not in Top 125 (E)
• Non-Rookies from Web.com Tour Top-25 Money List (W)
• Non-Rookies from Web.com Tour Finals (F)
• International Newcomers (I)
• Conditional Status Players who Finished 126-150 on Points List (C)
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|GOLFER||2017-18 EVENTS||2017-18 EARNINGS||2018-19 PROJ. EARNINGS||IMPROVE%||GRADE|
|1. Sam Burns - W||11||$495,916||$1,900,000||283.1%||A|
|2. Dylan Frittelli - F||11||$331,177||$1,250,000||277.4%||A|
|3. Sergio Garcia - C||15||$878,354||$3,000,000||241.5%||A|
|4. Bill Haas - E||25||$638,414||$1,600,000||150.6%||A|
|5. Joaquin Niemann - I||13||$1,209,958||$3,000,000||147.9%||A|
|6. Robert Streb - F||29||$411,606||$1,000,000||143.0%||A|
|7. Sangmoon Bae -|