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 (3.14 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.647 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.582 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.574 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.543 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.431 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.397 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.368 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.218 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.211 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.136 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.114 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.034 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.008 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (1.995 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (1.992 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (1.981 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (1.98 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (1.975 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.915 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.906 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.821 strokes gained:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.759 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.738 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (1.697 strokes gained:total)

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

Hiroshi Iwata (0.689 sg:par72 vs. 0.018 sg:total)
Erik Compton (1.102 sg:par72 vs. 0.443 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.523 sg:par72 vs. -0.089 sg:total)
Thorbjorn Olesen (0.77 sg:par72 vs. 0.177 sg:total)
Stephen Gallacher (0.784 sg:par72 vs. 0.219 sg:total)
J.J. Spaun (1.245 sg:par72 vs. 0.703 sg:total)
Ryan Ruffels (0.281 sg:par72 vs. -0.208 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (0.782 sg:par72 vs. 0.334 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.67 sg:par72 vs. 1.253 sg:total)
Smylie Kaufman (1.11 sg:par72 vs. 0.712 sg:total)
Martin Piller (0.392 sg:par72 vs. -0.002 sg:total)
Luke List (1.616 sg:par72 vs. 1.227 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.449 sg:par72 vs. 1.067 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.606 sg:par72 vs. 1.228 sg:total)
James Driscoll (0.019 sg:par72 vs. -0.358 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (1.163 sg:par72 vs. 0.802 sg:total)
Jamie Donaldson (1.511 sg:par72 vs. 1.151 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (1.981 sg:par72 vs. 1.623 sg:total)
Brandon Hagy (0.971 sg:par72 vs. 0.622 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.114 sg:par72 vs. 1.772 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (0.875 sg:par72 vs. 0.535 sg:total)
Bronson La’Cassie (0.172 sg:par72 vs. -0.164 sg:total)
J.T. Poston (1.059 sg:par72 vs. 0.723 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (1.074 sg:par72 vs. 0.741 sg:total)
Richy Werenski (0.547 sg:par72 vs. 0.215 sg:total)

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

Tim Herron (-1.597 sg:par72 vs. -0.627 sg:total)
Tim Clark (-0.653 sg:par72 vs. 0.113 sg:total)
S.J. Park (-0.899 sg:par72 vs. -0.151 sg:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (1.094 sg:par72 vs. 1.748 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (-0.493 sg:par72 vs. 0.133 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.673 sg:par72 vs. -1.083 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (-0.464 sg:par72 vs. 0.112 sg:total)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (0.019 sg:par72 vs. 0.547 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (1.992 sg:par72 vs. 2.512 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (-0.181 sg:par72 vs. 0.337 sg:total)
Luke Donald (0.625 sg:par72 vs. 1.118 sg:total)
Tom Gillis (-0.366 sg:par72 vs. 0.072 sg:total)
Oscar Fraustro (-0.918 sg:par72 vs. -0.483 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (-0.179 sg:par72 vs. 0.229 sg:total)
John Rollins (-0.891 sg:par72 vs. -0.49 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.084 sg:par72 vs. 0.473 sg:total)
William McGirt (0.68 sg:par72 vs. 1.065 sg:total)
Marc Warren (0.563 sg:par72 vs. 0.943 sg:total)
Chad Campbell (0.634 sg:par72 vs. 1.012 sg:total)
Soren Kjeldsen (0.623 sg:par72 vs. 0.989 sg:total)
Tyrone Van Aswegen (-0.112 sg:par72 vs. 0.25 sg:total)
Richard Sterne (-1.19 sg:par72 vs. -0.835 sg:total)
Ken Duke (-0.396 sg:par72 vs. -0.045 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (0.267 sg:par72 vs. 0.611 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (0.69 sg:par72 vs. 1.025 sg:total)

Last Updated: July 24th, 2017

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