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.

* 30 Rounds to Qualify.
** Adjusted for strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers on Par 72 Courses (since 2014)

Rory McIlroy (3.159 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.673 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.621 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.599 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.564 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.453 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.426 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.393 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.24 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.211 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.198 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.137 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.062 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.038 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (2.027 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.015 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (2.013 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.005 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (1.963 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.937 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.842 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.833 strokes gained:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.781 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.757 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (1.746 strokes gained:total)

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

Cody Gribble (1.288 sg:par72 vs. 0.45 sg:total)
Ryan Ruffels (0.446 sg:par72 vs. -0.274 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.711 sg:par72 vs. -0.003 sg:total)
Erik Compton (1.13 sg:par72 vs. 0.465 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.464 sg:par72 vs. 0.855 sg:total)
Stephen Gallacher (0.795 sg:par72 vs. 0.213 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.494 sg:par72 vs. -0.085 sg:total)
Brandon Hagy (1.179 sg:par72 vs. 0.684 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.689 sg:par72 vs. 1.208 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (0.811 sg:par72 vs. 0.362 sg:total)
J.J. Spaun (1.123 sg:par72 vs. 0.696 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.628 sg:par72 vs. 1.233 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (1.191 sg:par72 vs. 0.806 sg:total)
Thomas Bjorn (0.811 sg:par72 vs. 0.431 sg:total)
Jamie Donaldson (1.531 sg:par72 vs. 1.163 sg:total)
Luke List (1.631 sg:par72 vs. 1.287 sg:total)
Chad Collins (0.607 sg:par72 vs. 0.271 sg:total)
Smylie Kaufman (1.013 sg:par72 vs. 0.687 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (0.856 sg:par72 vs. 0.536 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.137 sg:par72 vs. 1.823 sg:total)
Thorbjorn Olesen (0.776 sg:par72 vs. 0.465 sg:total)
J.T. Poston (1.073 sg:par72 vs. 0.763 sg:total)
Martin Piller (0.307 sg:par72 vs. -0.003 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (0.571 sg:par72 vs. 0.266 sg:total)
Scott Pinckney (0.662 sg:par72 vs. 0.366 sg:total)

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

Tim Herron (-1.567 sg:par72 vs. -0.6 sg:total)
Tim Clark (-0.627 sg:par72 vs. 0.131 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (-0.411 sg:par72 vs. 0.215 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.64 sg:par72 vs. -1.047 sg:total)
S.J. Park (-0.886 sg:par72 vs. -0.303 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.015 sg:par72 vs. 2.559 sg:total)
Richard Sterne (-1.166 sg:par72 vs. -0.648 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (-0.356 sg:par72 vs. 0.128 sg:total)
Luke Donald (0.654 sg:par72 vs. 1.122 sg:total)
John Rollins (-0.946 sg:par72 vs. -0.505 sg:total)
Xander Schauffele (0.924 sg:par72 vs. 1.362 sg:total)
Tom Gillis (-0.333 sg:par72 vs. 0.102 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (-0.156 sg:par72 vs. 0.262 sg:total)
William McGirt (0.672 sg:par72 vs. 1.065 sg:total)
Soren Kjeldsen (0.652 sg:par72 vs. 1.038 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.151 sg:par72 vs. 0.516 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (1.182 sg:par72 vs. 1.541 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (0.284 sg:par72 vs. 0.641 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (-0.043 sg:par72 vs. 0.31 sg:total)
Chad Campbell (0.657 sg:par72 vs. 1.01 sg:total)
Marc Warren (0.594 sg:par72 vs. 0.942 sg:total)
Ken Duke (-0.381 sg:par72 vs. -0.033 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.291 sg:par72 vs. 0.056 sg:total)
Steve Marino (-0.188 sg:par72 vs. 0.151 sg:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (1.001 sg:par72 vs. 1.334 sg:total)

Last Updated: October 11th, 2017

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