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 (3.045 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.642 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.597 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.519 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.405 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.335 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.269 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.262 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.246 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.127 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.071 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.056 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.053 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.049 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (2.022 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.015 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.914 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.897 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.887 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.818 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Moore (1.793 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.778 strokes gained:total)
Brendan Steele (1.778 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (1.724 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.705 strokes gained:total)

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

Dominic Bozzelli (0.856 sg:bermuda vs. 0.072 sg:total)
Grayson Murray (1.39 sg:bermuda vs. 0.625 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (0.802 sg:bermuda vs. 0.124 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.226 sg:bermuda vs. 1.62 sg:total)
Tag Ridings (0.538 sg:bermuda vs. -0.042 sg:total)
J.J. Spaun (1.215 sg:bermuda vs. 0.666 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.133 sg:bermuda vs. -0.407 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.538 sg:bermuda vs. 0.037 sg:total)
Steven Alker (0.517 sg:bermuda vs. 0.019 sg:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.943 sg:bermuda vs. 1.472 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (1.276 sg:bermuda vs. 0.805 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (1.682 sg:bermuda vs. 1.222 sg:total)
Luke Donald (1.539 sg:bermuda vs. 1.117 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.703 sg:bermuda vs. 0.295 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.869 sg:bermuda vs. 0.469 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.479 sg:bermuda vs. 0.088 sg:total)
Y.E. Yang (0.238 sg:bermuda vs. -0.152 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (0.746 sg:bermuda vs. 0.358 sg:total)
Thomas Aiken (0.795 sg:bermuda vs. 0.415 sg:total)
John Merrick (0.369 sg:bermuda vs. -0.006 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (0.449 sg:bermuda vs. 0.089 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.23 sg:bermuda vs. 0.871 sg:total)
Stuart Appleby (0.71 sg:bermuda vs. 0.356 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.122 sg:bermuda vs. 1.774 sg:total)
Ryan Moore (1.85 sg:bermuda vs. 1.509 sg:total)

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

Steve Marino (-0.573 sg:bermuda vs. 0.115 sg:total)
Kevin Tway (-0.341 sg:bermuda vs. 0.25 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (0.636 sg:bermuda vs. 1.191 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (0.12 sg:bermuda vs. 0.663 sg:total)
Tim Petrovic (-1.784 sg:bermuda vs. -1.283 sg:total)
Ben Curtis (-1.434 sg:bermuda vs. -0.935 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (-0.274 sg:bermuda vs. 0.219 sg:total)
Tim Herron (-1.129 sg:bermuda vs. -0.638 sg:total)
Miguel Angel Carballo (-1.053 sg:bermuda vs. -0.59 sg:total)
Tony Finau (1.072 sg:bermuda vs. 1.528 sg:total)
Carlos Sainz Jr. (-0.445 sg:bermuda vs. 0 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.457 sg:bermuda vs. -0.018 sg:total)
Andrew Putnam (-1.061 sg:bermuda vs. -0.622 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.521 sg:bermuda vs. -1.083 sg:total)
Oscar Fraustro (-0.906 sg:bermuda vs. -0.483 sg:total)
Scott Verplank (-2.235 sg:bermuda vs. -1.819 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (0.26 sg:bermuda vs. 0.675 sg:total)
Hunter Mahan (0.196 sg:bermuda vs. 0.607 sg:total)
Jim Renner (-1.244 sg:bermuda vs. -0.84 sg:total)
Roger Sloan (-1.556 sg:bermuda vs. -1.159 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (0.096 sg:bermuda vs. 0.483 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (-0.114 sg:bermuda vs. 0.27 sg:total)
Trey Mullinax (0.22 sg:bermuda vs. 0.576 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (0.027 sg:bermuda vs. 0.373 sg:total)
Ernie Els (0.104 sg:bermuda vs. 0.448 sg:total)

Last Updated: August 15th, 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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