Performance in the Fall

When looking at fall performance, we often see cooler temperatures and weaker fields.

Looking at performance in the fall since the start of 2014, we can see what golfers like to peak when the stakes (and temperatures) are a bit lower.

*Golfers must have 25 rounds in hot temperatures (since 2014) to qualify for these lists.
**Performance adjusted for strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers in the Fall (since 2014)

Hideki Matsuyama (2.823 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (2.133 sg:total)
Emiliano Grillo (2.125 sg:total)
Kevin Na (2.07 sg:total)
Ryan Moore (2.038 sg:total)
Russell Knox (2.034 sg:total)
Russell Henley (2.023 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (1.955 sg:total)
Luke List (1.781 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (1.752 sg:total)
Tony Finau (1.74 sg:total)
William McGirt (1.645 sg:total)
Jason Bohn (1.636 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (1.627 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (1.621 sg:total)
Kevin Kisner (1.55 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (1.491 sg:total)
Keegan Bradley (1.446 sg:total)
Martin Laird (1.38 sg:total)
Jamie Lovemark (1.372 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (1.362 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (1.3 sg:total)
Chris Kirk (1.279 sg:total)
Charles Howell III (1.278 sg:total)
James Hahn (1.234 sg:total)

Top 25 Fall Specialists
(Fall Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Jason Bohn (1.636 sg:fall vs. 0.581 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (1.491 sg:fall vs. 0.5 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (1.362 sg:fall vs. 0.541 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (1.627 sg:fall vs. 0.817 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.799 sg:fall vs. -0.012 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (1.026 sg:fall vs. 0.265 sg:total)
Russell Henley (2.023 sg:fall vs. 1.265 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (1.752 sg:fall vs. 1.017 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (1.03 sg:fall vs. 0.362 sg:total)
Emiliano Grillo (2.125 sg:fall vs. 1.462 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (0.812 sg:fall vs. 0.155 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (0.745 sg:fall vs. 0.095 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (1.3 sg:fall vs. 0.679 sg:total)
Brendon de Jonge (1.2 sg:fall vs. 0.613 sg:total)
Russell Knox (2.034 sg:fall vs. 1.449 sg:total)
William McGirt (1.645 sg:fall vs. 1.06 sg:total)
Johnson Wagner (1.117 sg:fall vs. 0.535 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.823 sg:fall vs. 2.28 sg:total)
Ryan Moore (2.038 sg:fall vs. 1.52 sg:total)
John Huh (1.15 sg:fall vs. 0.636 sg:total)
Luke List (1.781 sg:fall vs. 1.275 sg:total)
Camilo Villegas (1.187 sg:fall vs. 0.691 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (1.125 sg:fall vs. 0.638 sg:total)
Davis Love III (0.521 sg:fall vs. 0.097 sg:total)
Peter Malnati (0.445 sg:fall vs. 0.022 sg:total)

Top 25 Fall Anti-Specialists
Fall Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Steven Bowditch (-1.689 sg:fall vs. -0.538 sg:total)
Stuart Appleby (-0.724 sg:fall vs. 0.384 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (-0.317 sg:fall vs. 0.638 sg:total)
Nick Watney (0.201 sg:fall vs. 0.964 sg:total)
Jason Gore (-0.438 sg:fall vs. 0.325 sg:total)
Colt Knost (0.087 sg:fall vs. 0.824 sg:total)
David Lingmerth (0.22 sg:fall vs. 0.942 sg:total)
Scott Pinckney (-0.281 sg:fall vs. 0.36 sg:total)
Pat Perez (0.597 sg:fall vs. 1.23 sg:total)
Matt Jones (0.333 sg:fall vs. 0.938 sg:total)
Erik Compton (-0.124 sg:fall vs. 0.462 sg:total)
Chesson Hadley (-0.297 sg:fall vs. 0.286 sg:total)
Robert Garrigus (0.018 sg:fall vs. 0.568 sg:total)
Scott Langley (-0.011 sg:fall vs. 0.528 sg:total)
Jonathan Randolph (-0.583 sg:fall vs. -0.052 sg:total)
Brian Harman (0.656 sg:fall vs. 1.162 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (1.176 sg:fall vs. 1.651 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (1.1 sg:fall vs. 1.529 sg:total)
Brian Stuard (0.104 sg:fall vs. 0.528 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.038 sg:fall vs. 0.456 sg:total)
Hunter Mahan (0.236 sg:fall vs. 0.653 sg:total)
Ricky Barnes (0.147 sg:fall vs. 0.556 sg:total)
Boo Weekley (0.085 sg:fall vs. 0.487 sg:total)
Ben Martin (0.432 sg:fall vs. 0.826 sg:total)
Sam Saunders (-0.069 sg:fall vs. 0.309 sg:total)

Last Updated: September 28, 2017