Poa Annua Performance

The Fantasy Golfanac takes a look at fantasy golf performance and separates it out based on each grass type used. When the green surfaces are poa annua, they don’t have the grain you get from bermuda, but they are known to get very bumpy as the day progresses.

If you play in formats where you can swap in-and-out for each round, it is very beneficial to target the A.M. tee times even more so when poa annua greens are on tap. Some golfers can figure out how to putt on them, others get baffled.

* Minimum 25 rounds to qualify.
** Stats are adjusted to strength of competition.
*** Strokes Gained indicates overall performance, not just putting. This is to account for iron shots in particular grass surfaces in addition to chipping on the particular grass.

Top 25 Performers on Poa Annua Greens (since 2013-14)

Dustin Johnson (3.313 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.707 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.461 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.423 strokes gained:total)
Shane Lowry (2.394 strokes gained:total)
Sangmoon Bae (2.322 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.209 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.198 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.031 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (1.986 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.9 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (1.879 strokes gained:total)
J.B. Holmes (1.878 strokes gained:total)
Harris English (1.867 strokes gained:total)
Martin Laird (1.824 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.824 strokes gained:total)
Sung Kang (1.79 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (1.735 strokes gained:total)
Keegan Bradley (1.707 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.69 strokes gained:total)
Brendan Steele (1.686 strokes gained:total)
K.J. Choi (1.664 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (1.627 strokes gained:total)
Kyle Reifers (1.613 strokes gained:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.605 strokes gained:total)

Top 25 Poa Specialists
(Poa vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Sangmoon Bae (2.322 sg:poa vs. 0.785 sg:total)
Carlos Ortiz (1.457 sg:poa vs. 0.274 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (1.295 sg:poa vs. 0.297 sg:total)
K.J. Choi (1.664 sg:poa vs. 0.675 sg:total)
Sung Kang (1.79 sg:poa vs. 0.811 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (1.613 sg:poa vs. 0.674 sg:total)
Kevin Tway (0.47 sg:poa vs. -0.465 sg:total)
Martin Laird (1.824 sg:poa vs. 0.987 sg:total)
Shane Lowry (2.394 sg:poa vs. 1.593 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (1.184 sg:poa vs. 0.427 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (1.591 sg:poa vs. 0.839 sg:total)
Will MacKenzie (1.093 sg:poa vs. 0.363 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (3.313 sg:poa vs. 2.597 sg:total)
Charlie Beljan (0.053 sg:poa vs. -0.658 sg:total)
D.A. Points (0.464 sg:poa vs. -0.137 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.129 sg:poa vs. 0.559 sg:total)
Jamie Lovemark (1.385 sg:poa vs. 0.829 sg:total)
Harris English (1.867 sg:poa vs. 1.337 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (0.745 sg:poa vs. 0.251 sg:total)
Jon Curran (1.053 sg:poa vs. 0.579 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.167 sg:poa vs. 0.718 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.845 sg:poa vs. 0.398 sg:total)
J.J. Henry (0.398 sg:poa vs. -0.035 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (1.878 sg:poa vs. 1.445 sg:total)
Tony Finau (1.735 sg:poa vs. 1.31 sg:total)

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

Russell Henley (-0.115 sg:poa vs. 1.071 sg:total)
Ben Martin (-0.401 sg:poa vs. 0.69 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (-0.713 sg:poa vs. 0.353 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (0.357 sg:poa vs. 1.372 sg:total)
Davis Love III (-0.933 sg:poa vs. 0.075 sg:total)
Nicholas Thompson (-1.124 sg:poa vs. -0.16 sg:total)
Chris Kirk (0.36 sg:poa vs. 1.32 sg:total)
Brendon de Jonge (-0.16 sg:poa vs. 0.67 sg:total)
Greg Chalmers (-0.91 sg:poa vs. -0.146 sg:total)
John Huh (-0.153 sg:poa vs. 0.589 sg:total)
Ryan Moore (0.824 sg:poa vs. 1.526 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (0.394 sg:poa vs. 1.092 sg:total)
Carl Pettersson (-0.48 sg:poa vs. 0.203 sg:total)
Russell Knox (0.858 sg:poa vs. 1.523 sg:total)
Greg Owen (-0.505 sg:poa vs. 0.072 sg:total)
Kevin Chappell (0.632 sg:poa vs. 1.203 sg:total)
David Hearn (0.361 sg:poa vs. 0.89 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (0.962 sg:poa vs. 1.485 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (0.146 sg:poa vs. 0.662 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.088 sg:poa vs. 1.589 sg:total)
Matt Every (-0.963 sg:poa vs. -0.471 sg:total)
Chad Collins (-0.26 sg:poa vs. 0.228 sg:total)
George McNeill (0.428 sg:poa vs. 0.9 sg:total)
Billy Horschel (0.888 sg:poa vs. 1.357 sg:total)
Matt Kuchar (1.627 sg:poa vs. 2.047 sg:total)

Last Updated: February 27th, 2017