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 (3.062 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.614 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.566 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.566 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.464 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.378 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.344 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.3 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.279 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.245 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.155 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.146 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.078 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.075 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.035 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.024 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.015 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.945 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Moore (1.869 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.865 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.851 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (1.817 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.809 strokes gained:total)
Brendan Steele (1.774 strokes gained:total)
Webb Simpson (1.756 strokes gained:total)

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

Grayson Murray (1.336 sg:bermuda vs. 0.595 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.245 sg:bermuda vs. 1.694 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.226 sg:bermuda vs. -0.323 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (0.637 sg:bermuda vs. 0.126 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.547 sg:bermuda vs. 0.071 sg:total)
Tag Ridings (0.474 sg:bermuda vs. 0.021 sg:total)
Steven Alker (0.545 sg:bermuda vs. 0.093 sg:total)
J.J. Spaun (1.292 sg:bermuda vs. 0.845 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.722 sg:bermuda vs. 0.278 sg:total)
Luke Donald (1.526 sg:bermuda vs. 1.136 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (1.115 sg:bermuda vs. 0.736 sg:total)
Colt Knost (1.104 sg:bermuda vs. 0.736 sg:total)
Thomas Aiken (0.829 sg:bermuda vs. 0.462 sg:total)
Y.E. Yang (0.142 sg:bermuda vs. -0.211 sg:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.945 sg:bermuda vs. 1.595 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.477 sg:bermuda vs. 0.129 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (0.667 sg:bermuda vs. 0.321 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.146 sg:bermuda vs. 1.803 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (1.306 sg:bermuda vs. 0.968 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (1.407 sg:bermuda vs. 1.085 sg:total)
Ryan Moore (1.869 sg:bermuda vs. 1.551 sg:total)
John Merrick (0.329 sg:bermuda vs. 0.011 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.807 sg:bermuda vs. 0.489 sg:total)
John Peterson (0.626 sg:bermuda vs. 0.34 sg:total)
Ben Martin (1.108 sg:bermuda vs. 0.825 sg:total)

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

Kevin Tway (-0.298 strokes gained:total)
Steve Marino (-0.542 strokes gained:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (0.644 strokes gained:total)
Kyle Reifers (0.061 strokes gained:total)
Tim Petrovic (-1.785 strokes gained:total)
Ben Curtis (-1.423 strokes gained:total)
Kelly Kraft (-0.249 strokes gained:total)
Tim Herron (-1.03 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (1.173 strokes gained:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.496 strokes gained:total)
Andrew Putnam (-0.84 strokes gained:total)
Miguel Angel Carballo (-0.967 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Rodgers (0.274 strokes gained:total)
Jim Renner (-1.237 strokes gained:total)
Trey Mullinax (0.18 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.3 strokes gained:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (-0.002 strokes gained:total)
Emiliano Grillo (1.084 strokes gained:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.307 strokes gained:total)
Ernie Els (0.099 strokes gained:total)
Hunter Mahan (0.345 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (1.063 strokes gained:total)
John Daly (-1.536 strokes gained:total)
Johnson Wagner (0.197 strokes gained:total)
Keegan Bradley (1.196 strokes gained:total)

Last Updated: November 13th, 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™‚

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  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!!

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  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.

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    • 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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