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 (3.155 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.695 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.601 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.579 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.539 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.471 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.41 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.307 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.195 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.187 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.136 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.133 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.13 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (2.105 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.104 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.103 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (2.1 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.075 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (1.943 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.884 strokes gained:total)
Bill Haas (1.884 strokes gained:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.85 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (1.832 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.825 strokes gained:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.79 strokes gained:total)

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

Stephen Gallacher (0.988 sg:par72 vs. 0.212 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.71 sg:par72 vs. 0.001 sg:total)
Erik Compton (1.13 sg:par72 vs. 0.473 sg:total)
Ryan Ruffels (0.237 sg:par72 vs. -0.381 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.463 sg:par72 vs. 0.855 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.494 sg:par72 vs. -0.079 sg:total)
Cody Gribble (0.931 sg:par72 vs. 0.406 sg:total)
Brandon Hagy (1.201 sg:par72 vs. 0.692 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.773 sg:par72 vs. 1.275 sg:total)
Smylie Kaufman (1.082 sg:par72 vs. 0.649 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.688 sg:par72 vs. 1.282 sg:total)
Luke List (1.741 sg:par72 vs. 1.338 sg:total)
Alex Noren (1.326 sg:par72 vs. 0.94 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (0.634 sg:par72 vs. 0.274 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (2.1 sg:par72 vs. 1.751 sg:total)
Peter Uihlein (1.213 sg:par72 vs. 0.869 sg:total)
Thorbjorn Olesen (0.851 sg:par72 vs. 0.514 sg:total)
Chad Collins (0.607 sg:par72 vs. 0.281 sg:total)
Lucas Glover (1.293 sg:par72 vs. 0.969 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.79 sg:par72 vs. 1.483 sg:total)
Pat Perez (1.639 sg:par72 vs. 1.332 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.104 sg:par72 vs. 1.803 sg:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.884 sg:par72 vs. 1.595 sg:total)
Scott Pinckney (0.661 sg:par72 vs. 0.374 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (0.709 sg:par72 vs. 0.424 sg:total)

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

Wesley Bryan (-0.267 sg:par72 vs. 0.746 sg:total)
Tim Clark (-0.854 sg:par72 vs. 0.139 sg:total)
Abraham Ancer (-1.128 sg:par72 vs. -0.181 sg:total)
Tim Herron (-1.431 sg:par72 vs. -0.567 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (-0.306 sg:par72 vs. 0.309 sg:total)
D.H. Lee (-1.641 sg:par72 vs. -1.039 sg:total)
S.J. Park (-0.887 sg:par72 vs. -0.301 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (-0.305 sg:par72 vs. 0.245 sg:total)
Richard Sterne (-1.113 sg:par72 vs. -0.577 sg:total)
Thomas Pieters (0.902 sg:par72 vs. 1.415 sg:total)
Luke Donald (0.64 sg:par72 vs. 1.137 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (-0.308 sg:par72 vs. 0.169 sg:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (1.271 sg:par72 vs. 1.743 sg:total)
Andrew Landry (0.024 sg:par72 vs. 0.494 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.136 sg:par72 vs. 2.596 sg:total)
Xander Schauffele (0.837 sg:par72 vs. 1.286 sg:total)
Tom Gillis (-0.334 sg:par72 vs. 0.106 sg:total)
William McGirt (0.688 sg:par72 vs. 1.111 sg:total)
Ken Duke (-0.458 sg:par72 vs. -0.044 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.085 sg:par72 vs. 0.487 sg:total)
Soren Kjeldsen (0.653 sg:par72 vs. 1.037 sg:total)
Chad Campbell (0.579 sg:par72 vs. 0.963 sg:total)
Grayson Murray (0.212 sg:par72 vs. 0.595 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (1.179 sg:par72 vs. 1.562 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (-0.29 sg:par72 vs. 0.066 sg:total)

Last Updated: January 10, 2018

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