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 (2.949 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.873 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.825 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.762 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.618 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.508 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.443 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.367 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.355 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.259 strokes gained:total)
Danny Willett (2.214 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.156 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.142 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.126 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (2.1 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (2.084 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.077 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (1.977 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.935 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.921 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.902 strokes gained:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.901 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.898 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (1.871 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (1.781 strokes gained:total)

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

Danny Willett (2.214 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.272 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.414 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.481 sg:total)
Bryson DeChambeau (1.632 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.764 sg:total)
Robert Allenby (0.249 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.571 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (1.469 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.727 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (0.856 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.184 sg:total)
Soren Kjeldsen (1.768 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.129 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (2.1 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.463 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.901 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.288 sg:total)
Tom Hoge (0.926 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.342 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.61 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.086 sg:total)
John Senden (1.526 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.014 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (2.084 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.575 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.529 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.023 sg:total)
Nick Watney (1.436 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.953 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.949 sg:hard GIR vs. 2.506 sg:total)
Ken Duke (0.416 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.026 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (0.784 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.375 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.823 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.414 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (1.977 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.57 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.355 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.953 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.622 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.227 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (0.94 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.552 sg:total)
Michael Thompson (0.838 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.46 sg:total)
Chez Reavie (1.328 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.954 sg:total)

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

Anirban Lahiri (-0.196 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.83 sg:total)
Bud Cauley (0.054 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.891 sg:total)
Andres Romero (-0.509 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.299 sg:total)
David Toms (-0.119 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.662 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (0.337 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.103 sg:total)
Brian Davis (-0.682 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.069 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.014 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.73 sg:total)
Erik Compton (-0.269 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.43 sg:total)
Zac Blair (-0.009 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.68 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (-0.02 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.654 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.061 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.722 sg:total)
Derek Ernst (-1.198 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.553 sg:total)
Mark Wilson (-0.555 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.08 sg:total)
Jon Curran (-0.022 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.604 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (0.179 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.791 sg:total)
Nicholas Thompson (-0.725 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.148 sg:total)
Robert Streb (0.558 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.132 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (0.8 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.37 sg:total)
Mark Hubbard (-0.471 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.084 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (-0.009 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.544 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (1.173 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.714 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (-0.024 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.517 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (-0.393 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.124 sg:total)
Martin Kaymer (0.963 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.464 sg:total)
Jim Herman (0.143 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.641 sg:total)

Last Updated: April 16th, 2017

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