Bermudagrass Specialists

The Fantasy Golfanac uses all PGA TOUR events where the course is played on bermudagrass greens. The specialists at the bottom show a much higher performance on bermudagrass greens when compared to bentgrass, seashore paspalum, and/or poa annua courses.

* Minimum of 25 rounds on bermuda greens to qualify.
** Adjusted to strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers on Bermudagrass Greens (since 2014)

Rory McIlroy (3.094 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.703 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.665 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.57 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.429 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.315 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.25 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.2 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.198 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.157 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.156 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.148 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.095 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.066 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.923 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.865 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.849 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.796 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Moore (1.775 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.775 strokes gained:total)
Brendan Steele (1.764 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.754 strokes gained:total)
Gary Woodland (1.739 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.737 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (1.689 strokes gained:total)

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

Ted Potter, Jr. (0.79 sg:bermuda vs. 0.067 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.136 sg:bermuda vs. -0.481 sg:total)
Steven Alker (0.727 sg:bermuda vs. 0.173 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (1.609 sg:bermuda vs. 1.089 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.529 sg:bermuda vs. 0.023 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (0.66 sg:bermuda vs. 0.184 sg:total)
Y.E. Yang (0.361 sg:bermuda vs. -0.111 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.692 sg:bermuda vs. 0.227 sg:total)
Luke Donald (1.614 sg:bermuda vs. 1.169 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (1.163 sg:bermuda vs. 0.756 sg:total)
John Peterson (0.727 sg:bermuda vs. 0.344 sg:total)
Peter Malnati (0.233 sg:bermuda vs. -0.138 sg:total)
Ben Martin (1.067 sg:bermuda vs. 0.698 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.837 sg:bermuda vs. 0.469 sg:total)
Thomas Aiken (0.784 sg:bermuda vs. 0.427 sg:total)
Stuart Appleby (0.809 sg:bermuda vs. 0.452 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.442 sg:bermuda vs. 0.086 sg:total)
Brian Davis (0.406 sg:bermuda vs. 0.069 sg:total)
John Merrick (0.381 sg:bermuda vs. 0.06 sg:total)
Joost Luiten (1.256 sg:bermuda vs. 0.941 sg:total)
Bryce Molder (1.002 sg:bermuda vs. 0.689 sg:total)
Blayne Barber (0.922 sg:bermuda vs. 0.611 sg:total)
Boo Weekley (0.727 sg:bermuda vs. 0.426 sg:total)
Bronson Burgoon (0.756 sg:bermuda vs. 0.464 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.865 sg:bermuda vs. 1.576 sg:total)

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

Steve Marino (-0.625 sg:bermuda vs. 0.101 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (-0.048 sg:bermuda vs. 0.676 sg:total)
Kevin Tway (-1.082 sg:bermuda vs. -0.384 sg:total)
Tim Herron (-1.266 sg:bermuda vs. -0.65 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (-0.392 sg:bermuda vs. 0.21 sg:total)
Tony Finau (0.874 sg:bermuda vs. 1.397 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (0.733 sg:bermuda vs. 1.252 sg:total)
Tim Petrovic (-1.799 sg:bermuda vs. -1.297 sg:total)
Ben Curtis (-1.446 sg:bermuda vs. -0.949 sg:total)
Trey Mullinax (0.034 sg:bermuda vs. 0.525 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.203 sg:bermuda vs. 0.284 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.246 sg:bermuda vs. 0.722 sg:total)
Emiliano Grillo (1.05 sg:bermuda vs. 1.509 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.2 sg:bermuda vs. 2.655 sg:total)
Carlos Sainz Jr. (-0.454 sg:bermuda vs. 0 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (-0.032 sg:bermuda vs. 0.418 sg:total)
Andrew Putnam (-1.069 sg:bermuda vs. -0.629 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.533 sg:bermuda vs. -1.098 sg:total)
Oscar Fraustro (-0.915 sg:bermuda vs. -0.489 sg:total)
Scott Verplank (-2.243 sg:bermuda vs. -1.832 sg:total)
Jim Renner (-1.257 sg:bermuda vs. -0.853 sg:total)
Roger Sloan (-1.565 sg:bermuda vs. -1.162 sg:total)
John Daly (-1.56 sg:bermuda vs. -1.163 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (-0.127 sg:bermuda vs. 0.251 sg:total)
Hunter Mahan (0.272 sg:bermuda vs. 0.639 sg:total)

Last Updated: April 16th, 2017

This article has 12 comments

  1. Hi Josh, I felt sorry after asking for an update then later saw your tweet about your eye problem.

    Hope you’re feeling much better now. I look forward to your update and especially, you and Joel’s Happy Hour podcast drink πŸ™‚

  2. Josh this info is amazing!
    If you have any time to update these stats, I know many people would be very grateful, me included. But even if you don’t update, I will continue to use your site because this info is so wonderful. Thank you for typing it up and sharing!!

  3. This is great information. Do all the courses they are playing on this weekend at the Career Builder event have bermuda? Any other good sites that show relevant putting stats based on the types of greens?

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  5. Hi Josh, I see you have Jason Day and Dustin Johnson on both the Top 25 Performers and Top 25 Bermuda Anti-Specialists lists. What does that really mean?

    And thanks again for sharing your great research and knowledge with us.

    • Hey Charty,

      Great question. That means that DJ and Day are worse than their expected output when playing on Bermuda (Anti-Specialists) but they are still good enough to gain more than a stroke per round over the field (Top Performers). Does that make sense?

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