Strokes Gained Performance in the Wind

The Fantasy Golfanac considers windy rounds to be any round where the average wind is at least 14 mph for the day. It’s near impossible to consider wind by wave and/or player as gusts can come and go by the hour or even by the minute. So using the entire day grabs an overall feel for whether it was a windy day or not but this is not an exact science.

This data should be taken as a supplement to prior research, not a leading factor AKA use this as a tiebreaker if needed, on weeks with heavy winds in the forecast.

* Minimum 25 Rounds to Qualify.
** Adjusted to strength of competition.

Top 25 Performers in the Wind (since 2013-14, Minimum 25 rounds)

Jason Day (3.446 sg:total)
Rory McIlroy (3.214 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.907 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.693 sg:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.441 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.269 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.25 sg:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.201 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.124 sg:total)
Justin Rose (2.081 sg:total)
Adam Scott (2.074 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (2.07 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (2.056 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (1.963 sg:total)
Bill Haas (1.934 sg:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.881 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.854 sg:total)
Paul Casey (1.843 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (1.829 sg:total)
Charl Schwartzel (1.821 sg:total)
Shane Lowry (1.785 sg:total)
Patrick Reed (1.773 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (1.761 sg:total)
Gary Woodland (1.703 sg:total)
Ryan Moore (1.658 sg:total)

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

Alex Cejka (1.54 sg:wind vs. 0.722 sg:total)
Tyler Aldridge (0.931 sg:wind vs. 0.179 sg:total)
Tim Herron (0.087 sg:wind vs. -0.651 sg:total)
Jason Day (3.446 sg:wind vs. 2.779 sg:total)
J.B. Holmes (2.07 sg:wind vs. 1.486 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (0.874 sg:wind vs. 0.334 sg:total)
Padraig Harrington (0.713 sg:wind vs. 0.203 sg:total)
Cameron Tringale (1.455 sg:wind vs. 0.957 sg:total)
Billy Hurley III (1.153 sg:wind vs. 0.665 sg:total)
Whee Kim (0.861 sg:wind vs. 0.395 sg:total)
Chesson Hadley (0.725 sg:wind vs. 0.263 sg:total)
Danny Willett (1.854 sg:wind vs. 1.4 sg:total)
George McNeill (1.354 sg:wind vs. 0.902 sg:total)
David Toms (1.111 sg:wind vs. 0.662 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (1.963 sg:wind vs. 1.525 sg:total)
Brian Davis (0.498 sg:wind vs. 0.069 sg:total)
Nick Taylor (0.86 sg:wind vs. 0.433 sg:total)
Ricky Barnes (0.858 sg:wind vs. 0.436 sg:total)
Eric Axley (0.025 sg:wind vs. -0.379 sg:total)
Ben Martin (1.124 sg:wind vs. 0.722 sg:total)
John Peterson (0.709 sg:wind vs. 0.337 sg:total)
Luke Donald (1.52 sg:wind vs. 1.154 sg:total)
Pat Perez (1.42 sg:wind vs. 1.065 sg:total)
Vijay Singh (0.894 sg:wind vs. 0.54 sg:total)
Kevin Chappell (1.558 sg:wind vs. 1.205 sg:total)

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

James Driscoll (-1.532 sg:wind vs. -0.38 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (-0.195 sg:wind vs. 0.686 sg:total)
Victor Dubuisson (0.062 sg:wind vs. 0.934 sg:total)
D.A. Points (-0.972 sg:wind vs. -0.119 sg:total)
Matt Every (-1.194 sg:wind vs. -0.468 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (0.865 sg:wind vs. 1.479 sg:total)
Jim Furyk (1.546 sg:wind vs. 2.148 sg:total)
Alex Prugh (-0.518 sg:wind vs. 0.08 sg:total)
Michael Putnam (-0.218 sg:wind vs. 0.365 sg:total)
Michael Kim (0.15 sg:wind vs. 0.712 sg:total)
Justin Hicks (-0.566 sg:wind vs. -0.009 sg:total)
Justin Leonard (-0.267 sg:wind vs. 0.274 sg:total)
Andres Romero (-0.202 sg:wind vs. 0.329 sg:total)
Aaron Baddeley (0.14 sg:wind vs. 0.662 sg:total)
Zach Johnson (1.175 sg:wind vs. 1.661 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (-0.036 sg:wind vs. 0.438 sg:total)
Vaughn Taylor (0.417 sg:wind vs. 0.882 sg:total)
Jamie Lovemark (0.435 sg:wind vs. 0.899 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (0.229 sg:wind vs. 0.686 sg:total)
Brian Harman (0.592 sg:wind vs. 1.034 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (0.627 sg:wind vs. 1.067 sg:total)
J.J. Henry (-0.41 sg:wind vs. 0.016 sg:total)
James Hahn (0.295 sg:wind vs. 0.715 sg:total)
Andrew Svoboda (-0.388 sg:wind vs. 0.023 sg:total)
Wes Roach (-0.431 sg:wind vs. -0.023 sg:total)

Last Updated: March 20th, 2017

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