Performance on Coastal Courses

Whenever a links course rolls around, it’s more often than not situated right along a coastline.

There are plenty of other non-links courses that are also nuzzled along the coast, which generally amplifies any wind to provide a tough test and leave the course open to the elements.

* Minimum 25 Rounds to Qualify.
** Adjusted to Strength of Competition.

Top 25 Performers on Coastal Courses (since 2014)

Jordan Spieth (3.239 sg:total)
Justin Rose (2.701 sg:total)
Jason Day (2.617 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.594 sg:total)
Branden Grace (2.446 sg:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.402 sg:total)
Adam Scott (2.308 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.292 sg:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.151 sg:total)
Jim Furyk (2.14 sg:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.138 sg:total)
Gary Woodland (2.069 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (2.06 sg:total)
Jimmy Walker (2.026 sg:total)
Tony Finau (2.024 sg:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.953 sg:total)
Shane Lowry (1.883 sg:total)
Patrick Reed (1.872 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (1.867 sg:total)
Luke Donald (1.844 sg:total)
Russell Knox (1.841 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (1.836 sg:total)
Charles Howell III (1.831 sg:total)
Martin Kaymer (1.777 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.759 sg:total)

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

Kelly Kraft (1.368 sg:coastal vs. 0.261 sg:total)
Branden Grace (2.446 sg:coastal vs. 1.528 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (1.558 sg:coastal vs. 0.712 sg:total)
Tyler Aldridge (0.779 sg:coastal vs. -0.056 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (1.597 sg:coastal vs. 0.828 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (1.484 sg:coastal vs. 0.72 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (1.836 sg:coastal vs. 1.085 sg:total)
Luke Donald (1.844 sg:coastal vs. 1.136 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (1.144 sg:coastal vs. 0.438 sg:total)
Jeff Overton (1.14 sg:coastal vs. 0.454 sg:total)
Colt Knost (1.377 sg:coastal vs. 0.736 sg:total)
Brian Gay (0.849 sg:coastal vs. 0.274 sg:total)
Zac Blair (1.215 sg:coastal vs. 0.668 sg:total)
Gary Woodland (2.069 sg:coastal vs. 1.546 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.524 sg:coastal vs. 0 sg:total)
John Peterson (0.856 sg:coastal vs. 0.34 sg:total)
Charles Howell III (1.831 sg:coastal vs. 1.318 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (3.239 sg:coastal vs. 2.728 sg:total)
D.A. Points (0.41 sg:coastal vs. -0.088 sg:total)
Padraig Harrington (0.805 sg:coastal vs. 0.308 sg:total)
Andres Gonzales (0.732 sg:coastal vs. 0.261 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.375 sg:coastal vs. 0.924 sg:total)
Charl Schwartzel (2.151 sg:coastal vs. 1.713 sg:total)
Jimmy Walker (2.026 sg:coastal vs. 1.6 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (0.636 sg:coastal vs. 0.219 sg:total)

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

Derek Ernst (-1.602 sg:coastal vs. -0.495 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (0.555 sg:coastal vs. 1.483 sg:total)
Erik Compton (-0.439 sg:coastal vs. 0.473 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (0.668 sg:coastal vs. 1.542 sg:total)
Paul Casey (1.333 sg:coastal vs. 2.181 sg:total)
Bud Cauley (0.299 sg:coastal vs. 1.13 sg:total)
George McNeill (0.046 sg:coastal vs. 0.858 sg:total)
Davis Love III (-0.628 sg:coastal vs. 0.128 sg:total)
Vijay Singh (-0.151 sg:coastal vs. 0.58 sg:total)
Michael Putnam (-0.241 sg:coastal vs. 0.48 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (-0.344 sg:coastal vs. 0.321 sg:total)
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (-0.426 sg:coastal vs. 0.216 sg:total)
Angel Cabrera (-0.385 sg:coastal vs. 0.243 sg:total)
Cameron Tringale (0.3 sg:coastal vs. 0.923 sg:total)
Steven Alker (-0.502 sg:coastal vs. 0.093 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (1.401 sg:coastal vs. 1.991 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (1.746 sg:coastal vs. 2.279 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (1.113 sg:coastal vs. 1.639 sg:total)
James Hahn (0.317 sg:coastal vs. 0.814 sg:total)
Bryson DeChambeau (0.577 sg:coastal vs. 1.052 sg:total)
Greg Chalmers (-0.478 sg:coastal vs. -0.027 sg:total)
Luke List (0.894 sg:coastal vs. 1.338 sg:total)
Miguel Angel Carballo (-0.965 sg:coastal vs. -0.521 sg:total)
Carl Pettersson (-0.352 sg:coastal vs. 0.089 sg:total)
Kevin Tway (0.024 sg:coastal vs. 0.452 sg:total)

Last Updated: November 13, 2017