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 2014)

Dustin Johnson (3.23 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.016 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.957 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.778 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.664 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.616 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.557 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.354 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.321 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.312 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.248 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.229 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (2.138 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.136 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.112 strokes gained:total)
Ryan Moore (1.986 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (1.964 strokes gained:total)
Shane Lowry (1.927 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.92 strokes gained:total)
Danny Willett (1.917 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.909 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (1.901 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.894 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.863 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.797 strokes gained:total)

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

Bryson DeChambeau (1.676 sg:hard vs. 0.764 sg:total)
John Huh (1.493 sg:hard vs. 0.646 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.761 sg:hard vs. 0.018 sg:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.797 sg:hard vs. 1.054 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.917 sg:hard vs. 1.272 sg:total)
Angel Cabrera (0.906 sg:hard vs. 0.268 sg:total)
Rob Oppenheim (0.773 sg:hard vs. 0.142 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.854 sg:hard vs. 0.227 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (0.797 sg:hard vs. 0.189 sg:total)
William McGirt (1.718 sg:hard vs. 1.12 sg:total)
John Merrick (0.654 sg:hard vs. 0.06 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (3.23 sg:hard vs. 2.655 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (2.138 sg:hard vs. 1.57 sg:total)
George Coetzee (1.612 sg:hard vs. 1.049 sg:total)
Greg Chalmers (0.475 sg:hard vs. -0.07 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (1.345 sg:hard vs. 0.802 sg:total)
Marc Warren (1.454 sg:hard vs. 0.935 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.065 sg:hard vs. 0.552 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (1.964 sg:hard vs. 1.463 sg:total)
David Lingmerth (1.216 sg:hard vs. 0.745 sg:total)
Jason Kokrak (1.573 sg:hard vs. 1.11 sg:total)
John Senden (1.474 sg:hard vs. 1.014 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.016 sg:hard vs. 2.583 sg:total)
Robert Garrigus (0.907 sg:hard vs. 0.477 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (1.17 sg:hard vs. 0.741 sg:total)

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

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-0.893 sg:hard vs. 0.321 sg:total)
Steven Bowditch (-1.465 sg:hard vs. -0.444 sg:total)
Andres Gonzales (-0.79 sg:hard vs. 0.192 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (-0.228 sg:hard vs. 0.722 sg:total)
J.J. Henry (-0.84 sg:hard vs. 0.048 sg:total)
Zac Blair (-0.114 sg:hard vs. 0.68 sg:total)
Jhonattan Vegas (-0.021 sg:hard vs. 0.757 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (1.46 sg:hard vs. 2.197 sg:total)
David Toms (-0.045 sg:hard vs. 0.662 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (-0.573 sg:hard vs. 0.124 sg:total)
Rory Sabbatini (-0.14 sg:hard vs. 0.528 sg:total)
Danny Lee (0.345 sg:hard vs. 0.983 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (0.996 sg:hard vs. 1.612 sg:total)
Graham DeLaet (0.611 sg:hard vs. 1.227 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (0.906 sg:hard vs. 1.52 sg:total)
Roberto Castro (-0.073 sg:hard vs. 0.539 sg:total)
Mark Wilson (-0.529 sg:hard vs. 0.08 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (0.088 sg:hard vs. 0.684 sg:total)
Spencer Levin (-0.146 sg:hard vs. 0.439 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (-0.306 sg:hard vs. 0.247 sg:total)
Luke List (0.817 sg:hard vs. 1.367 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (0.822 sg:hard vs. 1.37 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.184 sg:hard vs. 1.73 sg:total)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (-0.392 sg:hard vs. 0.153 sg:total)
Justin Hicks (-0.531 sg:hard vs. -0.009 sg:total)

Last Updated: April 16th, 2017

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