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PDGA Player & Rookie of the Year


The 2017 PDGA Player of the Year/Rookie of the Year calculations for Men and Women in North America are displayed below. Rookie of the Year winners are highlighted in green

To qualify as a 2017 Rookie, a PDGA member who was never previously a pro class member and had not registered as a pro for the first time or accepted a cash award in a pro division for the first time until after the 2016 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships and before the 2017 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships. Any player registering as a pro for the first time or accepting a cash award in a pro division for the first time AFTER the 2017 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships will officially be a rookie in the 2018 PDGA Tour year.

Note: Players must be current PDGA members to be included in these calculations.

Men's Players & Rookies of the Year Standings - End of Year Totals

Rank Points Total Name PDGA # City State/Prov Country Rating Rating Pts $ Earned $ Pts Events Avg $/Event Avg $ Pts Wins Win Pts Win % Win % Pts Bonus Total
POY 423 Richard Wysocki 38008 Fort Mill SC US 1050 18 $79348.23 20 29 $2736.15 18 13 18 44.83% 20 329
2 397 Paul McBeth 27523 Huntington Beach CA US 1052 20 $69411.25 18 25 $2776.45 20 9 12 36.00% 14 313
3 242.7 Chris Dickerson 62467 Johnson City TN US 1032 8 $27709.33 14 43 $644.40 6 19 20 44.19% 18 176.7
4 156 James Conrad 17295 Blacksburg VA US 1030 6 $24100.00 10 32 $753.13 12 6 6 18.75% 8 114
5 152 Nathan Sexton 18824 Corvallis OR US 1035 13 $31255.00 16 18 $1736.39 16 2 2 11.11% 2 103
6 151 Michael Johansen 20300 Denver NC US 1035 13 $17460.00 2 29 $602.07 4 11 16 37.93% 16 100
7 144 Paul Ulibarri 27171 Show Low AZ US 1024 4 $27265.00 12 40 $681.63 8 7 9 17.50% 6 105
8t 143 Cale Leiviska 24341 Little Canada MN US 1039 16 $19002.00 4 26 $730.85 10 10 14 38.46% 12 87
8t 143 Eagle McMahon 37817 Boulder CO US 1033 10 $20736.00 6 26 $797.54 14 4 4 15.38% 4 105
10 128 Gregg Barsby 15857 Grass Valley CA US 1018 2 $21753.99 8 37 $587.95 2 7 9 18.92% 10 97
ROY (33) 33 Grady Shue 68285 Hickory NC US 1009 n/a $10651.50 n/a 35 (4*) $304.33 n/a 7 n/a 20.00% n/a n/a
  • Bonus points are only calculated for competitors that finished in the top 10.
  • *Grady Shue only earned ROY points at four events.

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Women's Players & Rookies of the Year Standings - End of Year Totals

Rank Points Total Name PDGA # City State/Prov Country Rating Rating Pts $ Earned $ Pts Events Avg $/Event Avg $ Pts Wins Win Pts Win % Win % Pts Bonus Total
POY 451.5 Paige Pierce 29190 Plano TX US 977 20 $41373.00 20 30 $1379.10 20 21 20 70.00% 20 351.5
2 314 Catrina Allen 44184 Pipestone MN US 959 14 $21018.50 18 29 $724.78 14 9 12 31.03% 10 246
3 264 Sarah Hokom 34563 Caldwell ID US 960 16 $19312.00 16 26 $742.77 16 7 6 26.92% 8 202
4 221 Jessica Weese 50656 Grass Valley CA US 944 12 $14013.50 14 32 $437.92 10 8 9 25.00% 6 170
5t 215 Elaine King 3090 Durham NC US 938 8 $10019.95 8 27 $371.11 6 18 18 66.67% 18 157
5t 215 Jennifer Allen 15354 Tuttle OK US 930 6 $9205.00 6 22 $418.41 8 8 9 36.36% 12 174
7 205 Lisa Fajkus 32654 Round Rock TX US 940 10 $13402.00 12 30 $446.73 12 6 4 20.00% 3 164
8 185 Holly Finley 51277 Verona WI US 918 4 $4540.50 4 22 $206.39 4 13 16 59.09% 14 143
9 176 Valarie Jenkins 17495 Bend OR US 962 18 $13260.00 10 15 $884.00 18 2 2 13.33% 3 125
ROY (10) 124 Sandi Hendel 67835 St Thomas ON CA 900 2 $2960.00 2 19 $155.79 2 12 14 63.16% 16 88

Full 2017 End of Year Women's Player and Rookie of the Year Points Calculations »

Player and Rookie of the Year Points Process for 2017

PDGA US Major Finish – Pro Worlds, USDGC, USWDGC

  1. 30 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

National Tour Finish & International Major Finish

  1. 25 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

A-Tier Finishes (10) - Top Ten Best Finishes per Player

  1. 15 points
  2. 8 points
  3. 6 points
  4. 4 points
  5. 2 points

PDGA Tour Event Finishes – B-Tier

  1. 5 points

Bonus Points - Awarded to the top 10 leaders in the following categories:

Calendar Year Rating, Money Earned, Average Cash Per Event (Min 10 Events), Tournament Wins, Winning Percentage (Min. 10 Events)

  1. 20 points
  2. 18 points
  3. 16 points
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
  7. 8 points
  8. 6 points
  9. 4 points
  10. 2 points

Tie Breakers:

  1. Total Points in Major Finishes
  2. Highest Rated Round in an A-Tier or above
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