Hard GIR 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 greens are difficult to hit. We have defined difficulty-to-hit greens as any course where the field averages 61 percent or less in terms of greens hit in regulation.

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

Top 25 Performers on Hard GIR Courses (since 2014)

Henrik Stenson (3.01 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.888 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.812 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.766 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.636 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.572 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.57 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.489 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.411 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.389 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.339 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.337 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.31 strokes gained:total)
Danny Willett (2.267 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (2.158 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.12 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (2.105 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (2.091 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.076 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.038 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.951 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.943 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.942 strokes gained:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.913 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (1.905 strokes gained:total)

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

Danny Willett (2.267 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.203 sg:total)
Robert Allenby (0.305 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.571 sg:total)
Cameron Percy (1.315 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.473 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.304 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.531 sg:total)
Bryson DeChambeau (1.38 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.65 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (2.158 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.442 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (0.737 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.088 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.913 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.314 sg:total)
Tom Hoge (0.958 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.367 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.188 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.597 sg:total)
John Senden (1.581 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.01 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.586 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.023 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (1.205 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.673 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (2.091 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.561 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (3.01 sg:hard GIR vs. 2.515 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (2.105 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.626 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.878 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.414 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.678 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.227 sg:total)
James Hahn (1.202 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.755 sg:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.12 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.691 sg:total)
Nick Watney (1.375 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.95 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.389 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.967 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.501 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.083 sg:total)
Scott Langley (0.873 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.488 sg:total)
Jamie Lovemark (1.341 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.959 sg:total)

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

Andres Gonzales (-1.246 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.182 sg:total)
Andres Romero (-0.456 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.299 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (0.042 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.794 sg:total)
David Toms (-0.064 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.662 sg:total)
Brian Davis (-0.625 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.069 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (0.137 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.79 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.135 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.782 sg:total)
Erik Compton (-0.213 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.43 sg:total)
Derek Ernst (-1.209 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.571 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (0.195 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.816 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (-0.13 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.45 sg:total)
Jon Curran (0.034 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.605 sg:total)
Mark Wilson (-0.471 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.08 sg:total)
Nicholas Thompson (-0.669 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.148 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.205 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.718 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (0.92 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.392 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (-0.338 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.124 sg:total)
Mark Hubbard (-0.383 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.068 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (-0.158 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.282 sg:total)
Jason Bohn (0.26 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.697 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (0.199 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.624 sg:total)
Robert Streb (0.697 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.114 sg:total)
Martin Kaymer (1.025 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.44 sg:total)
Russell Henley (0.808 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.218 sg:total)
Hudson Swafford (0.38 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.774 sg:total)

Last Updated: June 5th, 2017

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  1. hi josh – would you be able to update this specialist list to be more current?

    Much appreciated, and good luck this week.

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