Strong Field Specialists

The Fantasy Golfanac defines strong fields as anything with an Strength of Field rating of 400 or higher.

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

Top 25 Performers versus Strong Fields (since 2013-14)

Dustin Johnson (3.108 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.993 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.933 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (2.677 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.674 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.604 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.524 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.472 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.415 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.412 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Cantlay (2.389 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.378 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.359 strokes gained:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (2.356 strokes gained:total)
Xander Schauffele (2.351 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (2.293 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.277 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.253 strokes gained:total)
Tiger Woods (2.233 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.159 strokes gained:total)
Bryson DeChambeau (2.116 strokes gained:total)
Steve Stricker (2.047 strokes gained:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.011 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (1.97 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.963 strokes gained:total)

Top 25 Strong Field Specialists
(Strong Field vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

George McNeill (1.343 sg:strong vs. 0.516 sg:total)
Ken Duke (0.636 sg:strong vs. -0.157 sg:total)
Michael Thompson (1.503 sg:strong vs. 0.816 sg:total)
Brendon Todd (0.696 sg:strong vs. 0.015 sg:total)
Richard Sterne (0.302 sg:strong vs. -0.351 sg:total)
Tim Wilkinson (1.045 sg:strong vs. 0.416 sg:total)
Bo Van Pelt (0.826 sg:strong vs. 0.205 sg:total)
Brendon de Jonge (0.585 sg:strong vs. -0.004 sg:total)
Daniel Summerhays (1.186 sg:strong vs. 0.615 sg:total)
Kevin Stadler (0.993 sg:strong vs. 0.424 sg:total)
Jon Curran (0.723 sg:strong vs. 0.155 sg:total)
Ryo Ishikawa (0.664 sg:strong vs. 0.109 sg:total)
Luke Guthrie (1.013 sg:strong vs. 0.473 sg:total)
John Senden (1.196 sg:strong vs. 0.677 sg:total)
Cameron Tringale (1.012 sg:strong vs. 0.532 sg:total)
Xander Schauffele (2.351 sg:strong vs. 1.876 sg:total)
Martin Flores (1.055 sg:strong vs. 0.612 sg:total)
David Hearn (1.202 sg:strong vs. 0.768 sg:total)
Matt Jones (1.262 sg:strong vs. 0.831 sg:total)
Peter Uihlein (1.484 sg:strong vs. 1.086 sg:total)
Andrew Johnston (0.956 sg:strong vs. 0.558 sg:total)
Greg Chalmers (0.236 sg:strong vs. -0.158 sg:total)
Camilo Villegas (0.835 sg:strong vs. 0.454 sg:total)
Angel Cabrera (0.132 sg:strong vs. -0.237 sg:total)
Stuart Appleby (0.551 sg:strong vs. 0.187 sg:total)

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

Chad Collins (-0.981 sg:strong vs. 0.171 sg:total)
Keith Mitchell (-0.13 sg:strong vs. 1.013 sg:total)
Tyler Duncan (-0.623 sg:strong vs. 0.358 sg:total)
Ryan Blaum (-0.147 sg:strong vs. 0.707 sg:total)
Rod Pampling (-0.882 sg:strong vs. -0.09 sg:total)
David Toms (-0.105 sg:strong vs. 0.66 sg:total)
Matt Every (-0.94 sg:strong vs. -0.18 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (-1.218 sg:strong vs. -0.561 sg:total)
Justin Hicks (-0.708 sg:strong vs. -0.082 sg:total)
Y.E. Yang (-0.679 sg:strong vs. -0.075 sg:total)
Whee Kim (-0.188 sg:strong vs. 0.413 sg:total)
Andrew Landry (0.169 sg:strong vs. 0.687 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (0.674 sg:strong vs. 1.19 sg:total)
Ryan Armour (0.455 sg:strong vs. 0.94 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.129 sg:strong vs. 0.606 sg:total)
Michael Kim (-0.079 sg:strong vs. 0.383 sg:total)
Austin Cook (0.963 sg:strong vs. 1.424 sg:total)
Robert Garrigus (0.08 sg:strong vs. 0.531 sg:total)
Kevin Streelman (0.755 sg:strong vs. 1.202 sg:total)
J.J. Spaun (0.598 sg:strong vs. 1.039 sg:total)
Morgan Hoffmann (0.143 sg:strong vs. 0.584 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (0.022 sg:strong vs. 0.463 sg:total)
Danny Lee (0.704 sg:strong vs. 1.074 sg:total)
Brandon Harkins (0.559 sg:strong vs. 0.927 sg:total)
Chad Campbell (0.439 sg:strong vs. 0.8 sg:total)

Last Updated: March 4th, 2019

Q. Going back to your play in the majors and the big events, it almost sounds like you’re an adrenaline junkie, is that true? And if so, does it go back to when you were a kid maybe?
I guess it does, I mean, I have no idea why. I just like the fact that there’s so much pressure on every shot. I don’t know, I just like feeling that rush, I like being in contention. I mean, I love it. To me it’s not really much fun when you’re teeing it up on Saturday or Sunday and you don’t have a chance to win. It’s not fun. It really drives me nuts and I think I care a lot more than people think. They see this kind of demeanor that looks like there’s no expression, but I’m fired up on the inside, I swear. I’m really pumped up on the inside, and I’m quite pissed off when I’ve screwed up. And when I’m happy, trust me, I’m ready to jump around that green. I was such a hot head 10 years ago where I’ve had to go to the extreme to be so calm, to be so nonchalant, I guess, looking. But yeah, I love it, I
love competing, I love anything you want to do, I’m like, all right, let’s do it, let’s make it a competition. So yeah, I love it. -2017 Firestone

Q. When you’re on the range here, you’ve got the world’s best. It’s always good to go up against the world’s best, isn’t it, and to see how you relate, and to win it, that would be pretty special?
Yeah. I mean, yeah, when you’re here for the first time, you know, you’re just like in awe of everything that’s going on and all the players. Now I’ve got a different mindset. But yeah, to win it would be unbelievable, but it’s just nice to be in these tournaments where all the best are and you play against them, you get better as a golfer just playing these events. -2017 Firestone

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