Par 72 Course Specialists

Par 72 performance is based on tournaments where the course played is a par 72. Generally this will mean four par 5s, 4 par 3s, and 10 par 4s but there are also exceptions. The minimum amount of rounds required to make the following lists is 25.

Always remember to compare these numbers to their expected Stokes Gained:Total numbers. For example, an elite player with a 1.25 SG:Total on par 72 courses might make this list of top performers, but it could also be lower than their usual output meaning that player is actually worse on par 72 tracks. The Specialists and Anti-Specialists will have these comparisons shown.

* 25 Rounds to Qualify.
** Adjusted to strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers on Par 72 Courses (since 2014)

Rory McIlroy (3.243 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.699 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.659 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.627 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.568 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.562 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.385 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.343 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.217 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.121 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.066 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.026 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.01 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (1.985 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (1.964 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.946 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (1.887 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.883 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (1.865 strokes gained:total)
Luke List (1.815 strokes gained:total)
Danny Willett (1.771 strokes gained:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.767 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.746 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.736 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (1.714 strokes gained:total)

Top 25 Par 72 Specialists
(Par 72 vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Erik Compton (1.102 sg:par72 vs. 0.43 sg:total)
Thorbjorn Olesen (0.765 sg:par72 vs. 0.124 sg:total)
John Daly (-0.539 sg:par72 vs. -1.163 sg:total)
Stephen Gallacher (0.785 sg:par72 vs. 0.206 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.568 sg:par72 vs. 0.018 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.767 sg:par72 vs. 1.252 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.771 sg:par72 vs. 1.272 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.688 sg:par72 vs. 0.195 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (1.196 sg:par72 vs. 0.71 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (0.78 sg:par72 vs. 0.321 sg:total)
Luke List (1.815 sg:par72 vs. 1.367 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (1.964 sg:par72 vs. 1.52 sg:total)
James Driscoll (0.018 sg:par72 vs. -0.38 sg:total)
Martin Piller (0.393 sg:par72 vs. 0.007 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (0.743 sg:par72 vs. 0.361 sg:total)
Vaughn Taylor (1.267 sg:par72 vs. 0.892 sg:total)
Jamie Donaldson (1.512 sg:par72 vs. 1.138 sg:total)
Bronson La’Cassie (0.169 sg:par72 vs. -0.19 sg:total)
Michael Kim (1.103 sg:par72 vs. 0.746 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.066 sg:par72 vs. 1.73 sg:total)
Smylie Kaufman (0.883 sg:par72 vs. 0.551 sg:total)
Chad Collins (0.533 sg:par72 vs. 0.215 sg:total)
Chesson Hadley (0.568 sg:par72 vs. 0.252 sg:total)
Roberto Castro (0.849 sg:par72 vs. 0.539 sg:total)
Scott Hend (0.733 sg:par72 vs. 0.427 sg:total)

Top 25 Par 72 Anti-Specialists
(Par 72 vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Tim Herron (-1.599 sg:par72 vs. -0.65 sg:total)
Tim Clark (-0.654 sg:par72 vs. 0.095 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.673 sg:par72 vs. -1.098 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (1.985 sg:par72 vs. 2.506 sg:total)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (0.018 sg:par72 vs. 0.53 sg:total)
Luke Donald (0.675 sg:par72 vs. 1.169 sg:total)
John Rollins (-0.893 sg:par72 vs. -0.442 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.161 sg:par72 vs. 0.284 sg:total)
William McGirt (0.684 sg:par72 vs. 1.12 sg:total)
Tom Gillis (-0.365 sg:par72 vs. 0.065 sg:total)
Oscar Fraustro (-0.917 sg:par72 vs. -0.489 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (0.63 sg:par72 vs. 1.036 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (-0.222 sg:par72 vs. 0.184 sg:total)
Billy Hurley III (0.282 sg:par72 vs. 0.687 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (-0.214 sg:par72 vs. 0.189 sg:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (0.596 sg:par72 vs. 0.991 sg:total)
Marc Warren (0.56 sg:par72 vs. 0.935 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (-0.118 sg:par72 vs. 0.251 sg:total)
Rod Pampling (-0.175 sg:par72 vs. 0.192 sg:total)
Ken Duke (-0.39 sg:par72 vs. -0.026 sg:total)
Richard Sterne (-1.192 sg:par72 vs. -0.845 sg:total)
Steve Marino (-0.242 sg:par72 vs. 0.101 sg:total)
Nick Watney (0.611 sg:par72 vs. 0.953 sg:total)
Andy Sullivan (0.886 sg:par72 vs. 1.223 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.132 sg:par72 vs. 0.469 sg:total)

Last Updated: April 16th, 2017

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