Performance in No-Cut Events

The Fantasy Golfanac looks at all events where golfers are guaranteed to play four rounds (barring a WD).

Guaranteed four rounds can give players a different mindset because there is less pressure over the first two days but also more incentive to play your best over the weekend, even if you find yourself in the middle of the pack or lower.

* Minimum 30 rounds to qualify. Stats are time-weighted and adjusted to the strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers in No-Cut Events (since 2014)

Dustin Johnson (3.253 sg:total)
Rory McIlroy (3.178 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (2.915 sg:total)
Jon Rahm (2.717 sg:total)
Jason Day (2.624 sg:total)
Paul Casey (2.587 sg:total)
Justin Rose (2.527 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.516 sg:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (2.48 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.468 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.442 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.418 sg:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.416 sg:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.384 sg:total)
Keegan Bradley (2.173 sg:total)
Tony Finau (2.151 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (2.129 sg:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.128 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (2.049 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (2.026 sg:total)
Adam Scott (2.02 sg:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (2.007 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.991 sg:total)
Ross Fisher (1.99 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (1.967 sg:total)

Top 25 No-Cut Specialists
(No-Cut Event Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Brendon Todd (1.15 sg:no-cut vs. -0.087 sg:total)
Ross Fisher (1.99 sg:no-cut vs. 1.23 sg:total)
Harris English (1.762 sg:no-cut vs. 1.07 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.811 sg:no-cut vs. 1.196 sg:total)
Keegan Bradley (2.173 sg:no-cut vs. 1.63 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (2.915 sg:no-cut vs. 2.413 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (1.467 sg:no-cut vs. 0.974 sg:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.416 sg:no-cut vs. 1.941 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.735 sg:no-cut vs. 1.277 sg:total)
Kyle Stanley (1.862 sg:no-cut vs. 1.422 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.721 sg:no-cut vs. 1.362 sg:total)
Rory McIlroy (3.178 sg:no-cut vs. 2.825 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (1.35 sg:no-cut vs. 1.013 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (1.365 sg:no-cut vs. 1.065 sg:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.384 sg:no-cut vs. 2.09 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (2.049 sg:no-cut vs. 1.787 sg:total)
Matt Jones (1.116 sg:no-cut vs. 0.855 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (1.525 sg:no-cut vs. 1.274 sg:total)
Jon Rahm (2.717 sg:no-cut vs. 2.474 sg:total)
Paul Casey (2.587 sg:no-cut vs. 2.35 sg:total)
Thomas Pieters (1.745 sg:no-cut vs. 1.509 sg:total)
Joost Luiten (1.346 sg:no-cut vs. 1.14 sg:total)
Thongchai Jaidee (0.706 sg:no-cut vs. 0.501 sg:total)
Xander Schauffele (1.801 sg:no-cut vs. 1.596 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.779 sg:no-cut vs. 0.588 sg:total)

Top 25 No Cut Event Anti-Specialists
(No-Cut Event Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Jonas Blixt (-0.382 sg:no-cut vs. 0.488 sg:total)
Kevin Streelman (0.554 sg:no-cut vs. 1.268 sg:total)
Patrick Reed (1.3 sg:no-cut vs. 1.95 sg:total)
Jason Dufner (0.73 sg:no-cut vs. 1.376 sg:total)
Emiliano Grillo (1.121 sg:no-cut vs. 1.685 sg:total)
Hao Tong Li (-0.181 sg:no-cut vs. 0.347 sg:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.194 sg:no-cut vs. 1.712 sg:total)
Russell Henley (0.991 sg:no-cut vs. 1.506 sg:total)
Patrick Cantlay (1.725 sg:no-cut vs. 2.224 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.41 sg:no-cut vs. 1.907 sg:total)
Chris Kirk (0.786 sg:no-cut vs. 1.28 sg:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.788 sg:no-cut vs. 2.255 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (1.152 sg:no-cut vs. 1.561 sg:total)
Kevin Na (1.375 sg:no-cut vs. 1.742 sg:total)
Branden Grace (1.337 sg:no-cut vs. 1.697 sg:total)
Danny Lee (0.729 sg:no-cut vs. 1.061 sg:total)
Matt Every (-0.733 sg:no-cut vs. -0.407 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (1.118 sg:no-cut vs. 1.444 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (1.798 sg:no-cut vs. 2.072 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.442 sg:no-cut vs. 2.715 sg:total)
Luke Donald (0.718 sg:no-cut vs. 0.986 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (0.575 sg:no-cut vs. 0.837 sg:total)
Justin Rose (2.527 sg:no-cut vs. 2.776 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.394 sg:no-cut vs. 1.63 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (1.32 sg:no-cut vs. 1.548 sg:total)

Last Updated: Sept 6th, 2018

Q. Again, this is the three events, part of the PGA TOUR fall season events. How important is it for you and the other guys, as well, to take advantage of these events out here in Asia, especially if you’re from Asia, as well. How important are these events for the FedExCup race, as well?
It’s crucial. You’ve got these no-cut events and you can just go out there and play your game and you don’t need to worry about anything else. I think that helps the mind-set a lot and that will help a lot of players to perform their best, as well, including me. -2018 Sheshan International

Q. Talk about taking advantage of being here and being guaranteed four rounds.
Yeah, I mean, it’s great. Anytime you don’t have to worry about a cut or any of that stuff is great. We’ve got eight rounds over here and looking forward to kind of building some momentum for next year. -2018 TPC Kuala Lumpur

Q. Leish, is it true that you’ve won a 30-man event before?
Yeah, I won the Nedbank in 2015, yeah, by six. That’s good stuff to put in the memory bank. Hopefully I can make this number two. -2017 East Lake