Performance in the Spring

Spring Season means the start of major season. It’s when a lot of the big names start to ramp up their schedule.

Looking at performance in the spring since the start of 2014, we can see what golfers like to peak as the overseed starts to die out.

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

Top 25 Performers in the Spring (since 2014)

Rory McIlroy (3.109 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.897 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.712 sg:total)
Justin Rose (2.604 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.597 sg:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.559 sg:total)
Jon Rahm (2.555 sg:total)
Jason Day (2.499 sg:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.406 sg:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.364 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.341 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.235 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (2.156 sg:total)
Adam Scott (2.104 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (2.086 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.062 sg:total)
Paul Casey (2.061 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (2.027 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (2.007 sg:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.994 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.958 sg:total)
Patrick Reed (1.957 sg:total)
Tony Finau (1.956 sg:total)
Branden Grace (1.924 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (1.919 sg:total)

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

Tommy Gainey (0.64 sg:spring vs. -0.385 sg:total)
Colt Knost (1.492 sg:spring vs. 0.498 sg:total)
Si Woo Kim (1.759 sg:spring vs. 0.781 sg:total)
Bo Van Pelt (0.921 sg:spring vs. 0.205 sg:total)
George McNeill (1.387 sg:spring vs. 0.733 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (2.086 sg:spring vs. 1.474 sg:total)
Kevin Tway (1.421 sg:spring vs. 0.821 sg:total)
Jonathan Randolph (0.542 sg:spring vs. -0.047 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (0.917 sg:spring vs. 0.367 sg:total)
Matt Every (0.178 sg:spring vs. -0.37 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.823 sg:spring vs. 1.282 sg:total)
Bud Cauley (1.901 sg:spring vs. 1.372 sg:total)
Nicholas Thompson (0.256 sg:spring vs. -0.261 sg:total)
Grayson Murray (1.276 sg:spring vs. 0.764 sg:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.559 sg:spring vs. 2.054 sg:total)
Rod Pampling (0.7 sg:spring vs. 0.219 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (2.156 sg:spring vs. 1.683 sg:total)
Erik Compton (0.837 sg:spring vs. 0.365 sg:total)
Whee Kim (0.953 sg:spring vs. 0.519 sg:total)
Wes Roach (0.499 sg:spring vs. 0.077 sg:total)
Mark Anderson (0.618 sg:spring vs. 0.205 sg:total)
Bryce Molder (1.026 sg:spring vs. 0.615 sg:total)
David Lingmerth (1.431 sg:spring vs. 1.026 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (1.04 sg:spring vs. 0.64 sg:total)
Russell Henley (1.894 sg:spring vs. 1.505 sg:total)

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

Andres Romero (-0.75 sg:spring vs. 0.078 sg:total)
Robert Garrigus (-0.016 sg:spring vs. 0.743 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (-0.841 sg:spring vs. -0.194 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (0.246 sg:spring vs. 0.875 sg:total)
Peter Malnati (-0.347 sg:spring vs. 0.28 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (1.696 sg:spring vs. 2.29 sg:total)
Brett Stegmaier (-0.421 sg:spring vs. 0.172 sg:total)
Jason Kokrak (0.732 sg:spring vs. 1.31 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.235 sg:spring vs. 2.792 sg:total)
Martin Laird (0.808 sg:spring vs. 1.359 sg:total)
Chez Reavie (0.934 sg:spring vs. 1.484 sg:total)
Rory Sabbatini (0.172 sg:spring vs. 0.7 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (-0.192 sg:spring vs. 0.332 sg:total)
Jonathan Byrd (0.022 sg:spring vs. 0.53 sg:total)
Jhonattan Vegas (0.488 sg:spring vs. 0.981 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (0.327 sg:spring vs. 0.815 sg:total)
Brian Stuard (0.077 sg:spring vs. 0.564 sg:total)
Greg Chalmers (-0.566 sg:spring vs. -0.091 sg:total)
Alex Prugh (-0.213 sg:spring vs. 0.254 sg:total)
Padraig Harrington (-0.123 sg:spring vs. 0.338 sg:total)
Josh Teater (-0.296 sg:spring vs. 0.163 sg:total)
Carlos Ortiz (-0.129 sg:spring vs. 0.326 sg:total)
Vaughn Taylor (0.556 sg:spring vs. 0.987 sg:total)
Nick Watney (0.624 sg:spring vs. 1.044 sg:total)
Hudson Swafford (0.546 sg:spring vs. 0.964 sg:total)

Last Updated: April 19th, 2018