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 2013-14)

Rory McIlroy (3.138 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.68 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.594 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.532 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.479 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.396 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.333 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.294 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.17 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.103 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.095 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.008 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.002 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.96 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (1.853 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.838 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.831 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (1.809 strokes gained:total)
Danny Willett (1.769 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (1.749 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.731 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.721 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.658 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.653 strokes gained:total)
J.B. Holmes (1.647 strokes gained:total)

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

Thorbjorn Olesen (1.205 sg:par72 vs. 0.319 sg:total)
Erik Compton (1.035 sg:par72 vs. 0.43 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (1.272 sg:par72 vs. 0.722 sg:total)
Stephen Gallacher (0.721 sg:par72 vs. 0.206 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.761 sg:par72 vs. 0.25 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.394 sg:par72 vs. -0.042 sg:total)
Smylie Kaufman (1.091 sg:par72 vs. 0.659 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (0.714 sg:par72 vs. 0.321 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.576 sg:par72 vs. 1.203 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.769 sg:par72 vs. 1.401 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (1.853 sg:par72 vs. 1.495 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (0.738 sg:par72 vs. 0.4 sg:total)
Brandon Hagy (0.842 sg:par72 vs. 0.515 sg:total)
Martin Piller (0.329 sg:par72 vs. 0.007 sg:total)
Jamie Donaldson (1.447 sg:par72 vs. 1.138 sg:total)
Bronson La’Cassie (0.114 sg:par72 vs. -0.19 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (1.041 sg:par72 vs. 0.742 sg:total)
Roberto Castro (0.87 sg:par72 vs. 0.579 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (0.884 sg:par72 vs. 0.606 sg:total)
Chesson Hadley (0.536 sg:par72 vs. 0.263 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.96 sg:par72 vs. 1.687 sg:total)
Luke List (1.522 sg:par72 vs. 1.249 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (0.694 sg:par72 vs. 0.432 sg:total)
Chad Collins (0.502 sg:par72 vs. 0.24 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.322 sg:par72 vs. 1.069 sg:total)

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

Tim Herron (-1.883 sg:par72 vs. -0.693 sg:total)
Tim Clark (-0.714 sg:par72 vs. 0.095 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.735 sg:par72 vs. -1.098 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (-0.585 sg:par72 vs. 0.029 sg:total)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (-0.045 sg:par72 vs. 0.53 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.311 sg:par72 vs. 0.263 sg:total)
Steve Marino (-0.457 sg:par72 vs. 0.086 sg:total)
Andy Sullivan (0.684 sg:par72 vs. 1.21 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.103 sg:par72 vs. 2.624 sg:total)
John Rollins (-0.954 sg:par72 vs. -0.442 sg:total)
William McGirt (0.58 sg:par72 vs. 1.087 sg:total)
Luke Donald (0.65 sg:par72 vs. 1.154 sg:total)
Tom Gillis (-0.431 sg:par72 vs. 0.065 sg:total)
Oscar Fraustro (-0.977 sg:par72 vs. -0.489 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (-0.028 sg:par72 vs. 0.437 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (0.452 sg:par72 vs. 0.911 sg:total)
Sung Kang (0.378 sg:par72 vs. 0.826 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (-0.196 sg:par72 vs. 0.247 sg:total)
Marc Warren (0.494 sg:par72 vs. 0.935 sg:total)
Billy Hurley III (0.238 sg:par72 vs. 0.675 sg:total)
Richard Sterne (-1.258 sg:par72 vs. -0.844 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (1.633 sg:par72 vs. 2.046 sg:total)
Shawn Stefani (0.453 sg:par72 vs. 0.86 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (0.161 sg:par72 vs. 0.535 sg:total)
Rod Pampling (-0.222 sg:par72 vs. 0.151 sg:total)

*Minimum 25 Rounds to Qualify.

Last Updated: March 13th, 2017

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