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 (2.986 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.977 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.75 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.642 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.634 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.602 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.592 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.434 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.411 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.374 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.366 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.316 strokes gained:total)
Daniel Berger (2.262 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.24 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.172 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.146 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (2.088 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.075 strokes gained:total)
Charley Hoffman (2.055 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.05 strokes gained:total)
Lee Westwood (2.04 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.032 strokes gained:total)
Thomas Pieters (2.012 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.953 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.937 strokes gained:total)

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

Robert Allenby (0.33 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.524 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.36 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.407 sg:total)
Jason Gore (0.955 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.295 sg:total)
Cameron Percy (1.137 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.482 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (2.04 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.399 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (2.262 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.628 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (2.055 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.456 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (0.612 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.037 sg:total)
John Senden (1.591 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.022 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.426 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.871 sg:total)
Tom Hoge (0.881 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.333 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (0.886 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.358 sg:total)
Whee Kim (0.955 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.443 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (0.599 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.089 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.986 sg:hard GIR vs. 2.501 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.9 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.427 sg:total)
Greg Owen (0.549 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.088 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.026 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.572 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (1.109 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.661 sg:total)
Soren Kjeldsen (1.415 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.968 sg:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.146 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.709 sg:total)
Nick Watney (1.393 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.957 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (2.411 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.998 sg:total)
Chez Reavie (1.492 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.085 sg:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.451 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.054 sg:total)

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

Mackenzie Hughes (-0.511 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.826 sg:total)
Andres Gonzales (-0.847 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.202 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (-0.034 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.784 sg:total)
Andres Romero (-0.575 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.233 sg:total)
David Toms (-0.039 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.675 sg:total)
Brian Davis (-0.603 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.083 sg:total)
Erik Compton (-0.209 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.443 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (0.179 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.805 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.072 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.696 sg:total)
Derek Ernst (-1.183 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.559 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (0.179 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.772 sg:total)
Rory Sabbatini (-0.11 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.459 sg:total)
Jon Curran (0.057 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.614 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.243 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.774 sg:total)
Grayson Murray (0.113 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.625 sg:total)
Nicholas Thompson (-0.644 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.134 sg:total)
Russell Henley (0.719 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.212 sg:total)
Mark Wilson (-0.465 sg:hard GIR vs. -0.005 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (0.978 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.436 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (-0.316 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.125 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (0.08 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.483 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (0.37 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.753 sg:total)
Robert Streb (0.746 sg:hard GIR vs. 1.125 sg:total)
Jim Herman (0.325 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.703 sg:total)
Rod Pampling (-0.227 sg:hard GIR vs. 0.147 sg:total)

Last Updated: August 9th, 2017

This article has 3 comments

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

    Much appreciated, and good luck this week.

  2. hi josh – would you be able to update this specialist list to be more current? all reports indicating that the greens are firm and not receptive.. this list might become very relevant

    Much appreciated, and good luck this week.


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