Florida Course Performance

When the PGA TOUR heads to Florida, we know high winds, lots of bunkers, and bermudagrass greens are likely on the horizon. There is also the element of local knowledge, as many TOUR pros establish residence in the Sunshine State (or at least one of their residences).

* Minimum 30 rounds to qualify. Stats are time-weighted and adjusted to the strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers on Florida Courses (since 2013-14)

Adam Scott (3.201 sg:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.927 sg:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.732 sg:total)
Jason Day (2.628 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.608 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.572 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.535 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.438 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.402 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.386 sg:total)
Paul Casey (2.288 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (2.283 sg:total)
Adam Hadwin (2.201 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.079 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.069 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (2.062 sg:total)
Bill Haas (2.052 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (2.019 sg:total)
Jamie Donaldson (2.01 sg:total)
Patrick Reed (1.981 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.971 sg:total)
Jason Dufner (1.949 sg:total)
Kyle Stanley (1.941 sg:total)
Kevin Na (1.927 sg:total)
Justin Rose (1.924 sg:total)

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

Ken Duke (0.833 sg:florida vs. -0.116 sg:total)
Adam Scott (3.201 sg:florida vs. 2.253 sg:total)
Greg Chalmers (0.911 sg:florida vs. -0.025 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (0.994 sg:florida vs. 0.157 sg:total)
Adam Hadwin (2.201 sg:florida vs. 1.371 sg:total)
Jim Herman (1.539 sg:florida vs. 0.744 sg:total)
Jamie Donaldson (2.01 sg:florida vs. 1.231 sg:total)
Vijay Singh (1.325 sg:florida vs. 0.573 sg:total)
Blayne Barber (1.344 sg:florida vs. 0.605 sg:total)
David Hearn (1.594 sg:florida vs. 0.866 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.608 sg:florida vs. 1.881 sg:total)
Graeme McDowell (1.829 sg:florida vs. 1.112 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.232 sg:florida vs. 0.519 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (2.062 sg:florida vs. 1.371 sg:total)
Kyle Stanley (1.941 sg:florida vs. 1.261 sg:total)
Will MacKenzie (1.069 sg:florida vs. 0.444 sg:total)
George McNeill (1.359 sg:florida vs. 0.749 sg:total)
Ben Martin (1.533 sg:florida vs. 0.948 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (2.283 sg:florida vs. 1.747 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.438 sg:florida vs. 1.914 sg:total)
Carl Pettersson (0.249 sg:florida vs. -0.273 sg:total)
Jhonattan Vegas (1.549 sg:florida vs. 1.044 sg:total)
Padraig Harrington (1.016 sg:florida vs. 0.512 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (1.16 sg:florida vs. 0.656 sg:total)
Cameron Tringale (1.233 sg:florida vs. 0.756 sg:total)

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

Steven Bowditch (-2.758 sg:florida vs. -1.052 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (-0.511 sg:florida vs. 0.819 sg:total)
Kevin Streelman (0.283 sg:florida vs. 1.273 sg:total)
Branden Grace (0.757 sg:florida vs. 1.744 sg:total)
Robert Streb (0.131 sg:florida vs. 1.045 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.079 sg:florida vs. 2.962 sg:total)
Justin Rose (1.924 sg:florida vs. 2.62 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (1.087 sg:florida vs. 1.78 sg:total)
Ben Crane (-0.088 sg:florida vs. 0.601 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (0.034 sg:florida vs. 0.698 sg:total)
Harris English (0.585 sg:florida vs. 1.248 sg:total)
Martin Laird (0.718 sg:florida vs. 1.379 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.402 sg:florida vs. 2.993 sg:total)
Spencer Levin (0.011 sg:florida vs. 0.596 sg:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.504 sg:florida vs. 2.088 sg:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.37 sg:florida vs. 1.929 sg:total)
Keegan Bradley (1.119 sg:florida vs. 1.592 sg:total)
David Lingmerth (0.696 sg:florida vs. 1.132 sg:total)
Matt Kuchar (1.911 sg:florida vs. 2.295 sg:total)
Gary Woodland (1.407 sg:florida vs. 1.735 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (1.239 sg:florida vs. 1.559 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (1.905 sg:florida vs. 2.209 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (0.518 sg:florida vs. 0.819 sg:total)
Ernie Els (0.07 sg:florida vs. 0.339 sg:total)
Boo Weekley (0.36 sg:florida vs. 0.629 sg:total)

Last Updated: February 20th, 2018


Q. As the TOUR makes its way to the West Coast, what is it the biggest difference, biggest challenge for you guys as you make your way from California to Florida?
It’s almost kind of nice to be back here, since I’ve lived here for almost seven years now. Being back on surfaces that I’m used to now. I feel like I’ve struggled on the West Coast the past few years, for sure. I don’t really count Phoenix as the West Coast just because it’s similar to what we are playing down here green-wise.

So it’s nice being here. Get to sleep in my own bed, a lot of friends and family around. It’s good. Nice the weather moved through yesterday and we have great weather for the week. -2017 Honda

GEORGE McNEILL: Of course, being back in Florida, I feel a little more comfortable, back on bermudagrass and bermudagreens. The stuff out west, I can’t putt out there. Being back in Florida, it helps. -2016 Honda

BLAYNE BARBER: I love putting on bermuda. It’s great to be back in Florida, where I’m from. There’s just so much play on them that in the afternoon, they weren’t bumpy as much as kind of crisp and you really had to get your line. They are still putting great. -2016 Honda

Q. Just about playing golf in Florida on a Florida course?
I’m used to the greens. I’m used to the rough. So I’m used to it being windy. Hopefully it blows out here. That will play to my advantage. I’m just going to have some fun. -2015 Honda

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