Hard Course Specialists

The Fantasy Golfanac uses all PGA TOUR events where the the course plays to a field average of +0.75 Strokes over or Par (or tougher).

The specialists at the bottom show a much higher performance on hard courses when compared to their typical performance. The Anti-Specialists are just the opposite, they performance worse on hard courses than you’d expect. A minimum 25 rounds to qualify for the golfanac.

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

Dustin Johnson (3.253 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.045 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.889 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.839 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.743 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.673 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.547 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.497 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.275 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.269 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.203 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.182 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.179 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (2.101 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.078 strokes gained:total)
Danny Willett (2.005 strokes gained:total)
Shane Lowry (2.001 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (2.001 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.981 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.971 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Moore (1.959 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (1.958 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.936 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (1.921 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.883 strokes gained:total)

Top 25 Hard Course Specialists
(Hard Course vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Bryson DeChambeau (1.697 sg:hard vs. 0.623 sg:total)
John Huh (1.635 sg:hard vs. 0.577 sg:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.981 sg:hard vs. 1.059 sg:total)
Rob Oppenheim (1.054 sg:hard vs. 0.162 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (0.88 sg:hard vs. -0.003 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.786 sg:hard vs. -0.057 sg:total)
Angel Cabrera (1.015 sg:hard vs. 0.225 sg:total)
William McGirt (1.777 sg:hard vs. 1.043 sg:total)
David Lingmerth (1.464 sg:hard vs. 0.746 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (3.253 sg:hard vs. 2.579 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.878 sg:hard vs. 0.208 sg:total)
John Merrick (0.681 sg:hard vs. 0.021 sg:total)
George Coetzee (1.635 sg:hard vs. 1.013 sg:total)
Marc Warren (1.483 sg:hard vs. 0.89 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (2.101 sg:hard vs. 1.518 sg:total)
Sung Kang (1.352 sg:hard vs. 0.782 sg:total)
Kevin Streelman (1.406 sg:hard vs. 0.843 sg:total)
Jason Kokrak (1.662 sg:hard vs. 1.109 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (1.624 sg:hard vs. 1.072 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.091 sg:hard vs. 0.542 sg:total)
Andy Sullivan (1.591 sg:hard vs. 1.055 sg:total)
Soren Kjeldsen (1.505 sg:hard vs. 0.973 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (0.685 sg:hard vs. 0.155 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (1.135 sg:hard vs. 0.607 sg:total)
D.A. Points (0.371 sg:hard vs. -0.155 sg:total)

Top 25 Hard Course Anti-Specialists
(Hard Course vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-0.873 sg:hard vs. 0.276 sg:total)
Steven Bowditch (-1.319 sg:hard vs. -0.404 sg:total)
Andres Gonzales (-0.763 sg:hard vs. 0.103 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (-0.201 sg:hard vs. 0.662 sg:total)
J.J. Henry (-0.814 sg:hard vs. -0.046 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (1.419 sg:hard vs. 2.165 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (0.745 sg:hard vs. 1.449 sg:total)
Zac Blair (-0.092 sg:hard vs. 0.608 sg:total)
Danny Lee (0.253 sg:hard vs. 0.906 sg:total)
David Toms (-0.024 sg:hard vs. 0.625 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (-0.544 sg:hard vs. 0.092 sg:total)
Rory Sabbatini (-0.112 sg:hard vs. 0.479 sg:total)
Jhonattan Vegas (0.078 sg:hard vs. 0.661 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.02 sg:hard vs. 1.57 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.063 sg:hard vs. 1.609 sg:total)
Spencer Levin (-0.12 sg:hard vs. 0.419 sg:total)
Mark Wilson (-0.506 sg:hard vs. 0.019 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (-0.278 sg:hard vs. 0.239 sg:total)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (-0.365 sg:hard vs. 0.133 sg:total)
Adam Hadwin (0.553 sg:hard vs. 1.032 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (0.568 sg:hard vs. 1.047 sg:total)
Justin Hicks (-0.506 sg:hard vs. -0.039 sg:total)
Roberto Castro (0.08 sg:hard vs. 0.533 sg:total)
Graham DeLaet (0.69 sg:hard vs. 1.144 sg:total)
Cameron Tringale (0.489 sg:hard vs. 0.939 sg:total)

Last Updated: February 21st, 2017

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