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 2013-14)

Henrik Stenson (3.269 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.882 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.704 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.593 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.59 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.506 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.496 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.376 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.356 strokes gained:total)
Danny Willett (2.351 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.347 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.248 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (2.2 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (2.103 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (2.081 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.06 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.051 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (2.019 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (1.999 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.999 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.945 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (1.924 strokes gained:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.856 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.825 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (1.759 strokes gained:total)

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

Matt Every (0.579 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.427 sg:total)
Bryson DeChambeau (1.624 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.623 sg:total)
Danny Willett (2.351 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.521 sg:total)
Robert Allenby (0.256 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.572 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (1.019 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.272 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (2.2 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.481 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (3.269 sg:hard GIR vs. 2.566 sg:total)
Tom Hoge (0.93 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.255 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (1.326 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.683 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.856 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.225 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (2.081 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.455 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.674 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.054 sg:total)
John Senden (1.624 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.026 sg:total)
Michael Thompson (1.014 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.417 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (0.909 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.331 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.538 sg:hard GIR vs. 0 sg:total)
Retief Goosen (1.161 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.626 sg:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.579 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.059 sg:total)
Scott Brown (1.197 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.694 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (2.019 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.518 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (0.478 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.003 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.376 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.902 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.831 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.377 sg:total)
Chez Reavie (1.385 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.934 sg:total)
Whee Kim (0.813 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.364 sg:total)

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

Anirban Lahiri (-0.095 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.754 sg:total)
Jim Herman (-0.247 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.564 sg:total)
Andres Romero (-0.502 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.297 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (0.822 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.609 sg:total)
David Toms (-0.112 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.625 sg:total)
Brian Davis (-0.672 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.037 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (0.382 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.072 sg:total)
Erik Compton (-0.261 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.392 sg:total)
Zac Blair (-0.036 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.608 sg:total)
Derek Ernst (-1.189 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.59 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.071 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.662 sg:total)
Jon Curran (-0.014 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.568 sg:total)
Mark Wilson (-0.548 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.019 sg:total)
Russell Henley (0.484 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.044 sg:total)
Martin Kaymer (0.743 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.298 sg:total)
Nicholas Thompson (-0.716 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.177 sg:total)
Hudson Swafford (0.187 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.702 sg:total)
Mark Hubbard (-0.357 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.146 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (-0.009 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.489 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (1.16 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.647 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (0.357 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.838 sg:total)
Robert Streb (0.646 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.122 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (-0.384 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.092 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (-0.012 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.449 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (0.147 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.605 sg:total)

Last Updated: February 20th, 2017

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