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PDGA Player & Rookie of the Year

The 2018 PDGA Player of the Year / Rookie of the Year Final Standings for Men and Women in North America are displayed below. 

To qualify as a 2018 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 2017 PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships and before the 2018 PDGA Amateur 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 2018 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships will officially be a rookie in the 2019 PDGA Tour year.

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

2018 Men's Player of the Year - Final Standings

The top 10 contenders at the end of the year have bonus points applied to determine the final results. To see the full pre-bonus points list of players, see the full 2018 Player/Rookie of the Year Final Standings

Name PDGA Prelim 
Rank
Prelim
Points
Bonus
Points
Total
Points
Final
Rank
2018
Events
2018 Rating Money Earned Avg. Money Earned Wins Winning %
2018 Rating Rank Points 2018 $ Rank Points Avg $ Rank Points Wins Rank Points Win % Rank Points
Paul McBeth 27523 1 253 91 0 1 25 1051 1 20 $57,880 1 20 2315 1 20 9 T3 14 36% T2 17
Chris Dickerson 62467 2 224 71 0 T2 48 1039 T5 11 $37,968 4 14 791 8 6 32 1 20 66.7% 1 20
Eagle Wynne McMahon 37817 4 219 76 0 T2 23 1046 2 18 $47,119 2 18 2048 2 18 8 6 10 34.8% 5 12
Richard Wysocki 38008 3 222 64 0 4 26 1045 3 16 $46,414 3 16 1785 3 16 7 T7 6 27% 6 10
Kevin Jones 41760 5 163.5 54 0 5 41 1031 7 8 $36,660 5 12 894 6 10 10 2 18 24.4% 8 6
Paul Ulibarri 27171 6 114 42 0 6 38 1030 8 6 $31,396 6 10 826 7 8 9 T3 14 23.7% 9 4
Calvin Heimburg 45971 8 109 46 0 7 25 1039 T5 11 $17,619 10 2 704 10 2 9 T3 14 36% T2 17
Matthew Orum 18330 10 98 50 0 8 20 1040 4 14 $18,588 9 4 929 5 12 7 T7 6 35% 4 14
Gregg Barsby 15857 6 114 29 0 9 30 1028 T9 3 $29,730 7 8 991 4 14 4 10 2 13.3% 10 2
Nikko Locastro 11534 9 102 27 0 10 27 1028 T9 3 $20,737 8 6 768 9 4 7 T7 6 26% 7 8

2018 Men's Rookie of the Year

Name PDGA # Points City State/Prov Country
Mason Ford 72844 25 Harlingen TX USA

Full 2018 Men's Player and Rookie of the Year Final Standings »

2018 Women's Player of the Year - Final Standings

The top 10 contenders at the end of the year have bonus points applied to determine the final results. To see the full pre-bonus points list of players, see the full 2018 Player/Rookie of the Year Final Standings

Name PDGA Prelim 
Rank
Prelim
Points
Bonus
Points
Total
Points
Final
Rank
2018
Events
2018 Rating Money Earned Avg. Money Earned Wins Winning %
2018 Rating Rank Points 2018 $ Rank Points Avg $ Rank Points Wins Rank Points Win % Rank Points
Paige Pierce 29190 1 304.5 98 0 1 28 969 1 20 $29,395 1 20 1049 1 20 18 T1 19 64.3% T1 19
Catrina Allen 44184 2 300 78 0 2 33 955 3 16 $24,229 3 16 734 3 16 14 3 16 42.4% 4 14
Sarah Hokom 34563 3 257 76 0 3 30 963 2 18 $24,769 2 18 825 2 18 10 6 10 33.3% 5 12
Jessica Weese 50656 4 183 48 0 4 35 945 5 12 $17,530 4 14 500 5 12 7 T7 6 20% 9 4
Lisa Fajkus 32654 5 182 42 0 5 32 942 7 8 $15,782 5 12 493 6 10 7 T7 6 21.9% 8 6
Elaine King 3090 8 135 50 0 6 28 934 9 4 $8,459 9 4 302 9 4 18 T1 19 64.3% T1 19
Paige Bjerkaas 33833 6 141 38 0 7 26 944 6 10 $15,382 6 10 591 4 14 5 10 2 19.2% 10 2
Jennifer Allen 15354 10 118 51 0 8 21 946 4 14 $7,382 10 2 351 8 6 12 T4 13 57.1% 3 16
Ellen Widboom 58276 7 135.5 33 0 9 37 914 10 2 $9,065 8 6 245 10 2 12 T4 13 32.4% 6 10
Madison Walker 59431 9 130.5 36 0 10 28 936 8 6 $10,784 7 8 385 7 8 7 T7 6 25% 7 8

2018 Women's Rookie of the Year

Name PDGA # Points City State/Prov Country
Lauren Butler 65489 77 Elk River MN USA

Full 2018 Women's Player and Rookie of the Year Final Standings »

Player and Rookie of the Year Points Process for 2018

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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