Long Course Specialists

The Fantasy Golfanac looks at a hole-by-hole breakdown of PGA TOUR courses and uses the top third in terms of length.

The specialists at the bottom show a much higher performance on longer courses when compared to their typical output. The Anti-Specialists performance worse than expected on long courses.

* Minimum 30 rounds to qualify. Stats are time-weighted and adjusted to the strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers on Long Courses (since 2014)

Dustin Johnson (3.137 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.911 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.778 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (2.692 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.672 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.615 strokes gained:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (2.611 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.549 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.533 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.493 strokes gained:total)
Tiger Woods (2.465 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Cantlay (2.428 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.425 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.403 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.378 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.334 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (2.17 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.168 strokes gained:total)
Sungjae Im (2.136 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.092 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (2.072 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (2.059 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.054 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (2.029 strokes gained:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.002 strokes gained:total)

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

Jonathan Randolph (0.68 sg:long vs. -0.059 sg:total)
Corey Conners (1.606 sg:long vs. 0.956 sg:total)
Max Homa (0.781 sg:long vs. 0.149 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.29 sg:long vs. 0.681 sg:total)
D.J. Trahan (0.848 sg:long vs. 0.295 sg:total)
Carlos Ortiz (1.26 sg:long vs. 0.717 sg:total)
Aaron Baddeley (1.584 sg:long vs. 1.042 sg:total)
Talor Gooch (1.586 sg:long vs. 1.082 sg:total)
Vaughn Taylor (1.592 sg:long vs. 1.147 sg:total)
Jason Kokrak (1.903 sg:long vs. 1.466 sg:total)
Martin Flores (1.05 sg:long vs. 0.616 sg:total)
Keith Mitchell (1.743 sg:long vs. 1.324 sg:total)
Sung Kang (1.421 sg:long vs. 1.01 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.737 sg:long vs. 1.351 sg:total)
Nicholas Lindheim (0.543 sg:long vs. 0.203 sg:total)
Roger Sloan (0.658 sg:long vs. 0.323 sg:total)
Sean O’Hair (1.247 sg:long vs. 0.919 sg:total)
Adam Schenk (1.321 sg:long vs. 1.016 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.627 sg:long vs. 1.325 sg:total)
Sam Burns (1.345 sg:long vs. 1.058 sg:total)
Matt Jones (1.288 sg:long vs. 1.013 sg:total)
Shawn Stefani (1.105 sg:long vs. 0.844 sg:total)
Charl Schwartzel (1.62 sg:long vs. 1.365 sg:total)
Nick Watney (1.383 sg:long vs. 1.133 sg:total)
Ryan Blaum (1.038 sg:long vs. 0.791 sg:total)

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

Richy Werenski (-0.017 sg:long vs. 0.779 sg:total)
Tyler Duncan (-0.252 sg:long vs. 0.528 sg:total)
Scott Langley (-0.087 sg:long vs. 0.622 sg:total)
Davis Love III (-0.589 sg:long vs. 0.079 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (0.44 sg:long vs. 0.926 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (0.817 sg:long vs. 1.3 sg:total)
Brandon Harkins (0.44 sg:long vs. 0.92 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (0.86 sg:long vs. 1.316 sg:total)
Wes Roach (-0.159 sg:long vs. 0.268 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (1.684 sg:long vs. 2.111 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (0.029 sg:long vs. 0.447 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (0.109 sg:long vs. 0.524 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (0.482 sg:long vs. 0.872 sg:total)
Danny Lee (0.699 sg:long vs. 1.08 sg:total)
Brian Harman (0.861 sg:long vs. 1.237 sg:total)
Josh Teater (0.118 sg:long vs. 0.492 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (1.295 sg:long vs. 1.639 sg:total)
Tom Hoge (0.287 sg:long vs. 0.628 sg:total)
Martin Piller (-0.295 sg:long vs. 0.031 sg:total)
Michael Kim (0.021 sg:long vs. 0.33 sg:total)
Wesley Bryan (0.031 sg:long vs. 0.336 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (0.734 sg:long vs. 1.038 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (0.28 sg:long vs. 0.585 sg:total)
Jonathan Byrd (0.302 sg:long vs. 0.602 sg:total)
Joaquin Niemann (1.16 sg:long vs. 1.458 sg:total)

Last Updated: May 14th, 2019

Golfer Quotes

Q. So you can be happy with how you played?
C.T. PAN:
Oh, absolutely. This is a long course, it doesn’t really favor me. So with this, you know, tie for second place, this is really — as rookie, I’m not going to complain. That’s good. Obviously I want to win out here, so got more work to do for sure. -2017 Farmers

This article has 4 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *