Bentgrass Specialists

Bentgrass performance is based on tournaments where the course features bentgrass greens. This grass type is more common on the West Coast and Northern states. The biggest difference between bentgrass and bermuda is the lack of grain. The minimum amount of rounds required to make the following lists is 25.

Always remember to compare these numbers to their expected Stokes Gained:Total numbers. For example, an elite player with a 1.25 SG:Total on bentgrass might make this list of top performers, but it could also be lower than their usual output meaning that player is actually worse on bentgrass greens.

Top 25 Performers on Bentgrass Greens (since 2013-14)

Rory McIlroy (2.69 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.318 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.225 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.136 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.111 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (1.966 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (1.863 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (1.804 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.79 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (1.777 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (1.632 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (1.63 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (1.605 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (1.565 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.493 strokes gained:total)
Emiliano Grillo (1.475 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (1.43 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.255 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (1.246 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (1.244 strokes gained:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (1.227 strokes gained:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.212 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.186 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.174 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.167 strokes gained:total)

Top 25 Bentgrass Specialists
(Bentgrass Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Ernie Els (0.666 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.516 sg:total)
Justin Hicks (0.133 sg:bentgrass vs. -0.014 sg:total)
Michael Putnam (0.468 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.354 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.761 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.688 sg:total)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (0.215 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.151 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.134 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.079 sg:total)
Rod Pampling (0.154 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.1 sg:total)
Thorbjorn Olesen (0.417 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.381 sg:total)
Victor Dubuisson (0.956 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.924 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (0.521 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.514 sg:total)
Chad Campbell (0.869 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.874 sg:total)
Billy Hurley III (0.649 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.661 sg:total)
Emiliano Grillo (1.475 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.519 sg:total)
Soren Kjeldsen (0.978 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.047 sg:total)
Andres Romero (0.236 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.318 sg:total)
Scott Pinckney (0.207 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.309 sg:total)
Robert Garrigus (0.332 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.437 sg:total)
Geoff Ogilvy (0.312 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.437 sg:total)
Ian Poulter (0.939 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.068 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (0.08 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.21 sg:total)
Angel Cabrera (0.103 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.253 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (0.535 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.685 sg:total)
David Hearn (0.729 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.897 sg:total)
Hunter Mahan (0.487 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.671 sg:total)
Bo Van Pelt (0.075 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.268 sg:total)

Top 25 Bentgrass Anti-Specialists
(Bentgrass Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Peter Malnati (-1.647 sg:bentgrass vs. -0.181 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (-0.532 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.66 sg:total)
Y.E. Yang (-1.27 sg:bentgrass vs. -0.098 sg:total)
John Peterson (-0.835 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.322 sg:total)
Matt Every (-1.597 sg:bentgrass vs. -0.467 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (0.438 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.477 sg:total)
Pat Perez (0.011 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.021 sg:total)
D.A. Points (-1.135 sg:bentgrass vs. -0.131 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (-0.155 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.846 sg:total)
Jason Gore (-0.75 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.236 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (0.12 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.079 sg:total)
Shane Lowry (0.645 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.602 sg:total)
Blayne Barber (-0.403 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.538 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (-0.519 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.421 sg:total)
David Howell (0.413 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.35 sg:total)
Zac Blair (-0.291 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.624 sg:total)
Jason Kokrak (0.242 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.139 sg:total)
Thomas Aiken (-0.481 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.413 sg:total)
Bryce Molder (-0.177 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.713 sg:total)
K.J. Choi (-0.205 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.682 sg:total)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (-0.358 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.52 sg:total)
Jamie Lovemark (-0.039 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.839 sg:total)
Seung-yul Noh (-0.122 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.72 sg:total)
Will MacKenzie (-0.465 sg:bentgrass vs. 0.371 sg:total)
Luke Donald (0.319 sg:bentgrass vs. 1.148 sg:total)

*Minimum 25 Rounds to Qualify.

Last Updated: February 28, 2017