Easy Fairway Specialists

The Fantasy Golfanac looks at the performance of each golfer on a course-by-course basis. This is crucial when it comes to finding value in daily fantasy golf formats or any weekly fantasy golf format that requires gamers to find value plays.

In this section, we look at performance when golfers tee it up on a course where fairways are easy to hit. We have defined easy-to-hit fairways as any course where the field averages 65 percent or higher in terms of fairways hit.

* Minimum of 25 rounds ot qualify.
** Stats adjusted for strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers on Easy Fairway Courses (since 2013-14)

Rory McIlroy (3.339 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.057 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.858 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.675 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.586 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.575 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.563 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.466 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.409 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.279 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.155 strokes gained:total)
Emiliano Grillo (2.105 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.076 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (2.042 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.042 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.996 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.96 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (1.927 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.779 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (1.714 strokes gained:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.683 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (1.679 strokes gained:total)
Keegan Bradley (1.67 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.665 strokes gained:total)
Jason Dufner (1.626 strokes gained:total)

Top 25 Easy Fairway Specialists
(Easy Fairway Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Jim Renner (0.472 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.899 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.563 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.458 sg:total)
Ryan Armour (0.899 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.126 sg:total)
Charlie Beljan (0.253 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.732 sg:total)
Steve Marino (0.719 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.047 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.887 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.216 sg:total)
Carl Pettersson (0.818 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.168 sg:total)
Padraig Harrington (0.776 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.132 sg:total)
Tyler Aldridge (0.73 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.1 sg:total)
Henrik Norlander (1.316 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.699 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.246 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.637 sg:total)
Smylie Kaufman (1.331 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.741 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.057 sg:easy fairways vs. 2.475 sg:total)
Emiliano Grillo (2.105 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.525 sg:total)
Tom Gillis (0.558 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.002 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.675 sg:easy fairways vs. 2.127 sg:total)
Brian Stuard (1.003 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.46 sg:total)
Dicky Pride (0.06 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.473 sg:total)
Jimmy Walker (2.042 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.519 sg:total)
Justin Rose (2.858 sg:easy fairways vs. 2.335 sg:total)
Stuart Appleby (0.974 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.459 sg:total)
Geoff Ogilvy (0.849 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.336 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.831 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.343 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (1.234 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.763 sg:total)
Adam Hadwin (1.421 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.954 sg:total)

Top 25 Easy Fairways Anti-Specialists
(Easy Fairway Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Boo Weekley (-0.584 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.359 sg:total)
Ben Curtis (-1.923 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.982 sg:total)
Mike Weir (-2.857 sg:easy fairways vs. -1.954 sg:total)
Trevor Immelman (-1.538 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.676 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (1.364 sg:easy fairways vs. 2.119 sg:total)
Matt Bettencourt (-1.814 sg:easy fairways vs. -1.086 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.828 sg:easy fairways vs. -1.154 sg:total)
Colt Knost (0.048 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.713 sg:total)
Tim Clark (-0.607 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.048 sg:total)
Will Wilcox (0.16 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.761 sg:total)
K.J. Choi (0.026 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.603 sg:total)
Harris English (0.766 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.31 sg:total)
Nick Taylor (-0.168 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.323 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (-0.525 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.067 sg:total)
Robert Allenby (-1.039 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.595 sg:total)
Branden Grace (0.895 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.332 sg:total)
Kevin Stadler (0.377 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.813 sg:total)
Tommy Gainey (-1.007 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.6 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (0.96 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.364 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (1.497 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.888 sg:total)
Erik Compton (-0.035 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.355 sg:total)
Carlos Ortiz (-0.17 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.22 sg:total)
Graeme McDowell (0.816 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.204 sg:total)
William McGirt (0.619 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.997 sg:total)
Chez Reavie (0.594 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.958 sg:total)

*Minimum 25 Rounds to Qualify.

Last Updated: February 3rd, 2017