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 2013-14)

Rory McIlroy (3.04 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.738 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.666 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.574 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.411 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.316 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.295 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.292 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.202 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.179 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.145 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.126 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.116 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.097 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.865 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.86 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.833 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.825 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.799 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.799 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.798 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Moore (1.779 strokes gained:total)
Brendan Steele (1.765 strokes gained:total)
Gary Woodland (1.74 strokes gained:total)
Byeong Hun An (1.699 strokes gained:total)

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

Ted Potter, Jr. (0.792 sg:bermuda vs. 0.067 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.155 sg:bermuda vs. -0.486 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (1.699 sg:bermuda vs. 1.079 sg:total)
Steven Alker (0.723 sg:bermuda vs. 0.151 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.529 sg:bermuda vs. 0.023 sg:total)
Y.E. Yang (0.361 sg:bermuda vs. -0.092 sg:total)
John Peterson (0.777 sg:bermuda vs. 0.337 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.69 sg:bermuda vs. 0.25 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.845 sg:bermuda vs. 0.437 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (0.702 sg:bermuda vs. 0.313 sg:total)
Luke Donald (1.539 sg:bermuda vs. 1.154 sg:total)
Ben Martin (1.095 sg:bermuda vs. 0.711 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (1.082 sg:bermuda vs. 0.701 sg:total)
Thomas Aiken (0.784 sg:bermuda vs. 0.427 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.452 sg:bermuda vs. 0.095 sg:total)
Peter Malnati (0.195 sg:bermuda vs. -0.158 sg:total)
Bryson DeChambeau (1.039 sg:bermuda vs. 0.689 sg:total)
Brian Davis (0.407 sg:bermuda vs. 0.069 sg:total)
John Merrick (0.381 sg:bermuda vs. 0.053 sg:total)
Blayne Barber (0.894 sg:bermuda vs. 0.571 sg:total)
Joost Luiten (1.258 sg:bermuda vs. 0.942 sg:total)
Pat Perez (1.353 sg:bermuda vs. 1.04 sg:total)
Boo Weekley (0.733 sg:bermuda vs. 0.426 sg:total)
Bryce Molder (1.002 sg:bermuda vs. 0.696 sg:total)
Bronson Burgoon (0.755 sg:bermuda vs. 0.464 sg:total)

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

Steve Marino (-0.655 sg:bermuda vs. 0.086 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (-0.027 sg:bermuda vs. 0.681 sg:total)
Tim Herron (-1.394 sg:bermuda vs. -0.693 sg:total)
Emiliano Grillo (0.862 sg:bermuda vs. 1.506 sg:total)
Kevin Tway (-1.084 sg:bermuda vs. -0.453 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (-0.228 sg:bermuda vs. 0.385 sg:total)
Tony Finau (0.813 sg:bermuda vs. 1.382 sg:total)
Trey Mullinax (0.07 sg:bermuda vs. 0.612 sg:total)
Ben Curtis (-1.447 sg:bermuda vs. -0.931 sg:total)
Tim Petrovic (-1.802 sg:bermuda vs. -1.297 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (-0.058 sg:bermuda vs. 0.432 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.205 sg:bermuda vs. 0.263 sg:total)
Carlos Sainz Jr. (-0.458 sg:bermuda vs. 0 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.202 sg:bermuda vs. 2.656 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.246 sg:bermuda vs. 0.699 sg:total)
Andrew Putnam (-1.072 sg:bermuda vs. -0.629 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.532 sg:bermuda vs. -1.098 sg:total)
Oscar Fraustro (-0.919 sg:bermuda vs. -0.489 sg:total)
Hunter Mahan (0.272 sg:bermuda vs. 0.682 sg:total)
Scott Verplank (-2.242 sg:bermuda vs. -1.832 sg:total)
John Daly (-1.561 sg:bermuda vs. -1.151 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (-0.16 sg:bermuda vs. 0.247 sg:total)
Roger Sloan (-1.567 sg:bermuda vs. -1.162 sg:total)
Jim Renner (-1.258 sg:bermuda vs. -0.853 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (1.099 sg:bermuda vs. 1.486 sg:total)

Last Updated: March 13th, 2017

This article has 11 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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