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 (3.481 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.775 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.531 strokes gained:total)
Shane Lowry (2.466 strokes gained:total)
Sangmoon Bae (2.403 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.373 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.182 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.098 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.04 strokes gained:total)
Jim Furyk (2.038 strokes gained:total)
J.B. Holmes (2.02 strokes gained:total)
Harris English (1.953 strokes gained:total)
Charl Schwartzel (1.949 strokes gained:total)
Martin Laird (1.905 strokes gained:total)
Sung Kang (1.865 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (1.851 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (1.841 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (1.838 strokes gained:total)
Brandt Snedeker (1.828 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (1.813 strokes gained:total)
Keegan Bradley (1.787 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (1.784 strokes gained:total)
Kevin Na (1.783 strokes gained:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.776 strokes gained:total)
K.J. Choi (1.74 strokes gained:total)

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

Sangmoon Bae (2.403 sg:poa vs. 0.811 sg:total)
Carlos Ortiz (1.54 sg:poa vs. 0.307 sg:total)
K.J. Choi (1.74 sg:poa vs. 0.637 sg:total)
Kyle Reifers (1.696 sg:poa vs. 0.635 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (1.378 sg:poa vs. 0.371 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (1.265 sg:poa vs. 0.366 sg:total)
Charlie Beljan (0.12 sg:poa vs. -0.77 sg:total)
Shane Lowry (2.466 sg:poa vs. 1.579 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (1.671 sg:poa vs. 0.79 sg:total)
Martin Laird (1.905 sg:poa vs. 1.042 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (3.481 sg:poa vs. 2.62 sg:total)
Sung Kang (1.865 sg:poa vs. 1.053 sg:total)
Brad Fritsch (0.821 sg:poa vs. 0.022 sg:total)
Will MacKenzie (1.175 sg:poa vs. 0.407 sg:total)
Harris English (1.953 sg:poa vs. 1.258 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.213 sg:poa vs. 0.56 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (2.02 sg:poa vs. 1.444 sg:total)
Brendon Todd (1.162 sg:poa vs. 0.6 sg:total)
Jason Bohn (1.115 sg:poa vs. 0.559 sg:total)
D.A. Points (0.535 sg:poa vs. -0.011 sg:total)
Jon Curran (1.133 sg:poa vs. 0.617 sg:total)
Matt Jones (1.421 sg:poa vs. 0.914 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (0.925 sg:poa vs. 0.427 sg:total)
Nick Watney (1.411 sg:poa vs. 0.946 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.24 sg:poa vs. 0.777 sg:total)

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

Russell Henley (-0.051 sg:poa vs. 1.204 sg:total)
Ben Martin (-0.338 sg:poa vs. 0.826 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (0.423 sg:poa vs. 1.455 sg:total)
Steve Wheatcroft (-0.636 sg:poa vs. 0.362 sg:total)
Nicholas Thompson (-1.048 sg:poa vs. -0.134 sg:total)
Davis Love III (-0.857 sg:poa vs. 0.015 sg:total)
Russell Knox (0.642 sg:poa vs. 1.459 sg:total)
Greg Chalmers (-0.835 sg:poa vs. -0.033 sg:total)
Chris Kirk (0.435 sg:poa vs. 1.144 sg:total)
John Huh (-0.071 sg:poa vs. 0.629 sg:total)
Kevin Chappell (0.67 sg:poa vs. 1.359 sg:total)
Brendon de Jonge (-0.079 sg:poa vs. 0.597 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.209 sg:poa vs. 1.831 sg:total)
Bud Cauley (0.558 sg:poa vs. 1.104 sg:total)
Ryan Moore (0.993 sg:poa vs. 1.532 sg:total)
Carl Pettersson (-0.4 sg:poa vs. 0.128 sg:total)
Greg Owen (-0.431 sg:poa vs. 0.093 sg:total)
Matt Every (-0.892 sg:poa vs. -0.402 sg:total)
David Hearn (0.423 sg:poa vs. 0.909 sg:total)
David Lingmerth (0.444 sg:poa vs. 0.909 sg:total)
Danny Lee (0.586 sg:poa vs. 1.045 sg:total)
Chad Campbell (0.562 sg:poa vs. 1.014 sg:total)
Patrick Reed (1.235 sg:poa vs. 1.686 sg:total)
Alex Cejka (0.221 sg:poa vs. 0.664 sg:total)
Chad Collins (-0.185 sg:poa vs. 0.251 sg:total)

Last Updated: August 21st, 2017