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 (3.158 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.019 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.974 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.778 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.724 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.689 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.602 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.386 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.345 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.316 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.31 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.287 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.274 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.244 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (2.216 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.092 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.071 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (2.059 strokes gained:total)
Shane Lowry (1.969 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (1.941 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.925 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.87 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (1.855 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.842 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.838 strokes gained:total)

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

Kevin Tway (1.142 sg:hard vs. 0.11 sg:total)
John Huh (1.517 sg:hard vs. 0.665 sg:total)
Rob Oppenheim (0.836 sg:hard vs. 0.144 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.918 sg:hard vs. 0.227 sg:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.725 sg:hard vs. 1.051 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.237 sg:hard vs. 0.598 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.836 sg:hard vs. 1.203 sg:total)
David Lingmerth (1.451 sg:hard vs. 0.824 sg:total)
George Coetzee (1.669 sg:hard vs. 1.049 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (0.802 sg:hard vs. 0.212 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (2.216 sg:hard vs. 1.628 sg:total)
Marc Warren (1.519 sg:hard vs. 0.935 sg:total)
Bryson DeChambeau (1.219 sg:hard vs. 0.639 sg:total)
Angel Cabrera (0.795 sg:hard vs. 0.251 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (3.158 sg:hard vs. 2.64 sg:total)
Smylie Kaufman (1.21 sg:hard vs. 0.698 sg:total)
Nick Taylor (1.094 sg:hard vs. 0.586 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (1.941 sg:hard vs. 1.442 sg:total)
John Senden (1.504 sg:hard vs. 1.01 sg:total)
William McGirt (1.579 sg:hard vs. 1.086 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (1.253 sg:hard vs. 0.774 sg:total)
Andres Romero (0.714 sg:hard vs. 0.275 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.019 sg:hard vs. 2.583 sg:total)
Brian Gay (0.579 sg:hard vs. 0.147 sg:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.274 sg:hard vs. 1.844 sg:total)

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

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-0.839 sg:hard vs. 0.321 sg:total)
Steven Bowditch (-1.492 sg:hard vs. -0.511 sg:total)
Rory Sabbatini (-0.442 sg:hard vs. 0.393 sg:total)
Andres Gonzales (-0.589 sg:hard vs. 0.205 sg:total)
Peter Malnati (-0.949 sg:hard vs. -0.172 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (-0.312 sg:hard vs. 0.44 sg:total)
Tyler Aldridge (-0.733 sg:hard vs. -0.043 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.031 sg:hard vs. 0.714 sg:total)
Luke List (0.632 sg:hard vs. 1.292 sg:total)
David Toms (0.015 sg:hard vs. 0.663 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (-0.511 sg:hard vs. 0.124 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (1.562 sg:hard vs. 2.192 sg:total)
Roberto Castro (-0.112 sg:hard vs. 0.496 sg:total)
Davis Love III (-0.577 sg:hard vs. 0.013 sg:total)
Zac Blair (0.092 sg:hard vs. 0.667 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (0.057 sg:hard vs. 0.615 sg:total)
Jhonattan Vegas (0.219 sg:hard vs. 0.756 sg:total)
Jason Bohn (0.16 sg:hard vs. 0.692 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (-0.226 sg:hard vs. 0.283 sg:total)
Mark Wilson (-0.437 sg:hard vs. 0.071 sg:total)
Martin Flores (0.077 sg:hard vs. 0.583 sg:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (0.417 sg:hard vs. 0.907 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.112 sg:hard vs. 1.578 sg:total)
Justin Hicks (-0.468 sg:hard vs. -0.009 sg:total)
David Hearn (0.441 sg:hard vs. 0.894 sg:total)

Last Updated: June 12th, 2017

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