Searching for a Specialist: The RSM Classic

The PGA TOUR travels to the East Coast this week for The RSM Classic hosted at Sea Island Golf Club.

There are two courses in use this week (on Thursday/Friday) so we will dive into some angles that apply to both tracks in order to find a specialist that should fit the course nicely.

Reviewing our search from last week, J.J. Spaun lived up to his incredible course fit to nearly pull off his first PGA TOUR title. The other three specialists didn’t exceed expectations.

This week we look at Performance on Overseeded Bermuda, Performance on Coastal Courses, Performance on Easy-to-Hit fairways, Performance against Weak Fields, and Performance on Less-than-Driver Courses.

Performance on Overseeded Bermuda

Sea Island Golf Club features bermuda from wall-to-wall but it’s getting to be that time of the year when bermuda wants to hibernate for the winter. So, in late September they overseed the course with winter grass.

The extent of the overseed can change by year but even with no overseed, November bermuda will be different then bermuda in the heart of the summer.

Let’s see who like to play on these overseeded conditions.

The 10 Overseed Specialists:

Sean O’Hair (1.698 sg:overseeded vs. 0.918 sg:total)
Josh Teater (1.048 sg:overseeded vs. 0.304 sg:total)
Martin Piller (0.667 sg:overseeded vs. -0.057 sg:total)
Vaughn Taylor (1.7 sg:overseeded vs. 0.996 sg:total)
Trey Mullinax (1.432 sg:overseeded vs. 0.733 sg:total)
Nicholas Lindheim (0.793 sg:overseeded vs. 0.095 sg:total)
John Huh (1.505 sg:overseeded vs. 0.842 sg:total)
Jim Herman (1.304 sg:overseeded vs. 0.643 sg:total)
Graeme McDowell (1.749 sg:overseeded vs. 1.1 sg:total)
J.J. Spaun (1.646 sg:overseeded vs. 1.089 sg:total)

Quantity: The golfers that have the most strokes gained on Overseeded Bermuda since 2014 are Charles Howell III, Sean O’Hair, John Huh, Zach Johnson, and Luke List.

Andrew Landry doesn’t have the sample built up yet but his top three finishes on TOUR have come here, TPC San Antonio, and CareerBuilder. All three events have overseeding of some sort.

Coastal Courses

Located on the Georgia coast, these courses are exposed to the coastal elements.

The Seaside is more exposed to the wind than the Plantation Course, and golfers will have three rounds at the Seaside, as long as they make the cut.

The Top 10 Coastal Specialists:

J.J. Spaun (2.08 sg:coastal vs. 1.089 sg:total)
Brice Garnett (1.493 sg:coastal vs. 0.638 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (1.79 sg:coastal vs. 0.976 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (1.538 sg:coastal vs. 0.736 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (1.235 sg:coastal vs. 0.461 sg:total)
Eric Axley (0.363 sg:coastal vs. -0.3 sg:total)
Kevin Streelman (1.783 sg:coastal vs. 1.223 sg:total)
Sangmoon Bae (0.799 sg:coastal vs. 0.257 sg:total)
Freddie Jacobson (1.157 sg:coastal vs. 0.626 sg:total)
Nicholas Lindheim (0.6 sg:coastal vs. 0.095 sg:total)

Quantity: Golfers with the most weighted strokes gained on coastal courses since 2014 are Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III, and Jason Dufner.

Controlling your ball flight is critical when heading to a coastal course. You need to adjust to a lot of subtle wind changes throughout the round.

The most shocking number on this board is Graeme McDowell who established himself as a coastal king for many years. Perhaps he’s gotten soft in his years as an Orlando resident. No longer looking to battle with Mother Nature to exert his dominance.

Easy-to-Hit Fairways

If you give a mouse a cookie he’ll ask for a glass of milk.

If you give a golfer easy fairways, he’ll hit an extremely high amount of greens in regulation.

You might consider some golfers to be “elite on the driving range.” You can tell they are good just by watching their range session. These are the types of courses that fit them well. They have pretty swings but their course management or decision-making abilities often put them in a pickle. Not so much on a course like these, which allow them easy access to fairways.

The Top 10 Easy Fairway Specialists:

Keith Mitchell (1.772 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.105 sg:total)
Nicholas Lindheim (0.696 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.095 sg:total)
Bronson Burgoon (1.529 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.941 sg:total)
Max Homa (-0.398 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.942 sg:total)
Russell Henley (2.027 sg:easy fairways vs. 1.504 sg:total)
Eric Axley (0.216 sg:easy fairways vs. -0.3 sg:total)
Josh Teater (0.802 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.304 sg:total)
Henrik Norlander (1.472 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.98 sg:total)
Patrick Rodgers (1.364 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.89 sg:total)
Chad Campbell (1.307 sg:easy fairways vs. 0.839 sg:total)

Quantity: Most weighted strokes gained on Easy Fairway Courses since 2014 are Russell Henley, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III, Kevin Kisner, and Webb Simpson.

So far we’ve seen J.J. Spaun, Eric Axley, and Josh Teater pop up in two angles while Nicholas Lindheim has appeared on all three. Some names to consider put on your radar for now.

Weak Field Events

It’s the last week before the holiday break but there is nothing incentivizing the big names to show up here at Sea Island GC.

Some golfers like these quiet events where they can contend without all the fanfare that comes along with contending in bigger events.

Sometimes it’s just a mental barrier that is holding them back.

The Top 10 Weak Field Specialists:

Andrew Landry (1.555 sg:weak vs. 0.701 sg:total)
Austin Cook (1.963 sg:weak vs. 1.497 sg:total)
Patton Kizzire (1.177 sg:weak vs. 0.736 sg:total)
Richy Werenski (1.176 sg:weak vs. 0.735 sg:total)
J.J. Spaun (1.529 sg:weak vs. 1.089 sg:total)
Bud Cauley (1.703 sg:weak vs. 1.32 sg:total)
Whee Kim (0.958 sg:weak vs. 0.584 sg:total)
Michael Kim (0.822 sg:weak vs. 0.489 sg:total)
Ryan Blaum (1.078 sg:weak vs. 0.745 sg:total)
Harold Varner III (1.34 sg:weak vs. 1.01 sg:total)

Quantity: Most weighted strokes gained on Weak Fields since 2014 are Charles Howell III, Harold Varner III, Chris Kirk, Kevin Streelman, and J.J. Spaun.

When majors roll around there is always the label of Big Game Hunter that gets thrown around.

These guys are the opposite of that. Until proven otherwise.

Less-than-Driver Courses

This week golfers will see three rounds at the Seaside Course. A par 70 that plays to just 7,005 yards.

The other round is at the Plantation Course. A par 72 with a scorecard reading just 6,907 yards.

This is a week where the driver will be used less frequently than most week-to-week TOUR stops.

The Top 10 LT Driver Specialists:

Wesley Bryan (1.301 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.385 sg:total)
Ted Potter, Jr. (1.208 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.731 sg:total)
Jason Dufner (1.726 sg:less-than-driver vs. 1.368 sg:total)
Joel Dahmen (1.313 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.966 sg:total)
Jamie Lovemark (1.688 sg:less-than-driver vs. 1.344 sg:total)
Dominic Bozzelli (0.726 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.387 sg:total)
Nicholas Lindheim (0.412 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.095 sg:total)
Tyler Duncan (0.733 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.434 sg:total)
Kelly Kraft (0.74 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.461 sg:total)
Ollie Schniederjans (1.23 sg:less-than-driver vs. 0.976 sg:total)

Quantity: Most weighted strokes gained on Less-than-Driver Courses since 2014 are Charles Howell III, Webb Simpson, Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson, and Chris Kirk.

The struggles of Wes Bryan and his driver are well chronicled by now. It’s no surprise that he plays better on weeks where he gets to use it less. His baseline rate of “low rounds” is just under 12 percent. That makes a huge leap up to 20% when looking at just less-than-driver layouts. He’s in a big slump but this would be a good slump-busting spot.

Baseline Performance

We’ve crunched the numbers and now see five golfers with a positive number in every angle.

However, four of them don’t stack up when looking at long-term performance and/or recent form.

Let’s leave those golfers to GPPs only. Here they are:

Nicholas Lindheim
Trey Mullinax
Kevin Streelman
Michael Kim

Lindheim was remarkably inside the top 10 in four of the five angles. Impressive but his long-term baseline starts him around 125th to begin the week.

The Specialists

J.J. Spaun

The specialist this week is J.J. Spaun!

For the second week in a row, Spaun is the man to watch.

Similar to last week, it’s another weak field in coastal conditions and an easy scoring environment.

After a close call in Mexico, I would expect Spaun to keep that momentum rolling this week. He will also have fond memories to lean on with a runner-up finish on his resume here last year.

The Anti-Specialists

We have one specialist this week but who does the opposite, grading out negatively in all of the angles?

Carlos Ortiz
Hunter Mahan
Robert Streb

These are all easy fades for me as none of them ping my radar on a week-to-week basis.

Super Simple Specialist Ratings

The goal of this article is to isolate course fit, to see who should outperform their baseline.

However, anyone with common sense knows that baseline talent (and current form) can’t be ignored when handicapping golf.

Combining Baseline Strokes Gained with Current Form and Specialist Rating, we get a Top 20 ranking that looks like this:

J.J. Spaun
Cameron Champ
Charles Howell III
Joaquin Niemann
Jim Furyk
Lucas Glover
Jason Dufner
Russell Henley
Austin Cook
Jamie Lovemark
Nick Watney
Bill Haas
Keith Mitchell
Webb Simpson
Joel Dahmen
Vaughn Taylor
Chesson Hadley
Bud Cauley
Sam Ryder
Nate Lashley

Our specialist also finds himself at the number one spot. Hey hey yeah.

Some interesting names just off the top 20 include Kevin Kisner and Zach Johnson. They are big names but there form is really slacking. This might be a good spot to snap back into shape.

Best of luck everyone!

Below is a table with the full specialist data. Any fields with a 0 in them mean the sample size is not large enough. There is a minimum of 30 rounds to qualify for each angle.

The SG:TOTAL column is a baseline performance measure (since 2014). It is time-weighted so more recent results count for more than finishes from years ago.

HISTORY column is a weighted performance metric based on course history. I’ve made small adjustments for sample sizes but be sure to check on number of course rounds before blindly following this number.

FORM looks at the total strokes gained, adjusted to field strength, over the last 6 weeks (PGA TOUR and European Tour).

SIMPLE RATING looks at SGTotal, FORM, and SPECIALIST RATING to create a simple rating that includes course fit but doesn’t overweight it.

Golfer DK FD FDRFT SG: Total History Form Overseeded Weak Field LT Driver Easy FW Coastal Specialist Rating Simple Rating
Nicholas Lindheim $7,200 NA $13,000 0.095 1.422 7.808 0.697 0.122 0.317 0.601 0.504 0.448 505
J.J. Spaun $10,400 $10,100 $15,800 1.089 1.87 38.259 0.557 0.44 0.052 0.104 0.991 0.429 84
Patton Kizzire $7,400 $8,200 $13,000 0.736 0.613 5.292 0.451 0.441 0.068 -0.049 0.803 0.343 345
Trey Mullinax $6,600 $7,100 $10,000 0.733 0.817 -8.611 0.699 0.108 0.048 0.176 0.356 0.278 480
Josh Teater $6,200 $7,100 $10,000 0.304 0.778 6.846 0.744 -0.007 0.076 0.498 0 0.262 487
Andrew Landry $7,200 $8,300 $12,700 0.701 1.579 1.452 0 0.854 -0.038 0.406 0 0.244 391
Ollie Schniederjans $7,100 $8,300 $10,000 0.976 1.335 -21.408 0.499 -0.1 0.254 -0.324 0.814 0.229 415
Kevin Streelman $7,000 $8,500 $12,900 1.223 1.322 6.323 0.017 0.159 0.172 0.161 0.559 0.214 212
Eric Axley $6,200 $7,100 $10,600 -0.3 0.274 -4.406 0 -0.13 -0.005 0.516 0.663 0.209 675
Kelly Kraft $7,100 $7,400 $12,500 0.461 1.367 14.472 -0.575 0.159 0.279 0.39 0.775 0.206 392
Henrik Norlander $7,000 $7,100 $12,600 0.98 1.224 0 0 -0.004 0.133 0.492 0.368 0.198 303
Russell Henley $9,500 $11,200 $15,400 1.504 1.582 8.322 0.498 -0.019 0.016 0.523 -0.045 0.195 156
Michael Kim $6,500 $7,100 $10,000 0.489 0.709 -16.579 0.233 0.334 0.164 0.193 0.015 0.188 588
Max Homa $6,200 $7,000 $10,000 -0.942 -0.046 -5.488 0 -0.045 0.081 0.543 0.352 0.186 721
Wesley Bryan $6,000 $7,300 $10,000 0.385 -0.014 -27.465 0 -0.445 0.916 -0.006 0.451 0.183 644
Brian Gay $7,500 $9,100 $13,500 0.98 1.369 5.452 -0.111 0.315 0.24 0.047 0.399 0.178 273
Chris Kirk $8,500 $10,000 $14,800 1.264 1.693 4.226 0.5 0.138 0.213 0.058 -0.07 0.168 237
Charles Howell III $9,100 $10,800 $14,800 1.545 1.238 15.294 0.433 0.153 0.065 -0.013 0.195 0.167 108
Jason Dufner $7,200 $9,200 $13,000 1.368 0.938 11.97 0.464 -0.002 0.357 -0.378 0.376 0.163 151
Freddie Jacobson $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 0.626 0.805 -11.239 0.007 -0.11 0.203 0.16 0.531 0.158 537
Martin Piller $6,300 $7,000 $10,000 -0.057 -0.379 -5.364 0.724 0.198 -0.272 0.128 0 0.156 681
Ted Potter, Jr. $6,900 $8,500 $12,600 0.731 1.423 3.977 0.34 -0.257 0.477 0.207 0 0.153 389
Jim Herman $6,200 $7,000 $10,000 0.643 0.843 -7.432 0.66 -0.118 0.166 0.132 -0.074 0.153 509
Michael Thompson $7,600 $8,900 $13,900 0.62 1.53 9.306 0.259 -0.051 -0.041 0.208 0.351 0.145 365
Matt Jones $6,700 $7,400 $10,000 0.79 0.043 -7.274 0.375 -0.195 0.18 0.363 -0.049 0.135 461
Vaughn Taylor $7,100 $8,700 $12,600 0.996 1.065 18.871 0.704 -0.053 -0.099 0.276 -0.204 0.125 172
Tyler Duncan $6,100 $7,600 $10,000 0.434 1.193 -11.107 0 0.318 0.299 0 0 0.123 626
John Huh $6,200 $7,500 $10,000 0.842 1.326 -9.965 0.662 -0.278 -0.019 0.014 0.236 0.123 458
Ben Martin $6,700 $7,600 $12,200 0.864 0.747 0 -0.088 0.114 0.243 0.151 0.169 0.118 357
Brice Garnett $7,600 $9,400 $13,700 0.638 0.642 24.142 -0.666 0.186 -0.103 0.294 0.855 0.113 277
Scott Langley $6,600 $7,500 $10,000 0.485 0.948 8.129 0.013 -0.109 0.2 0.066 0.364 0.107 438
Chad Campbell $7,000 $7,800 $10,000 0.839 1.205 -8.078 0.231 0.122 0.127 0.468 -0.415 0.107 464
Whee Kim $8,400 $8,600 $14,200 0.584 0.727 20.259 -0.254 0.374 0.154 0.135 0.123 0.107 334
Retief Goosen $6,400 $7,400 $10,000 0.621 0.828 -2.906 -0.258 0.185 -0.066 0.26 0.397 0.104 488
Chesson Hadley $10,100 $10,600 $15,600 0.99 0.804 21.754 0.331 0.177 0.068 -0.194 0.118 0.1 172
David Hearn $7,200 $7,900 $12,400 0.791 1.361 -3.647 0.153 0.18 0.134 0.381 -0.35 0.1 433
Joel Dahmen $6,900 $9,600 $12,500 0.966 0.369 27.759 0 0.01 0.347 0.157 -0.018 0.099 171
Scott Stallings $7,300 $7,900 $12,500 0.754 0.255 -8.075 -0.211 0.165 0.141 -0.043 0.421 0.095 492
Fabian Gomez $6,600 $7,500 $10,000 0.558 0.587 -4.24 -0.215 0.148 0.115 0.191 0.228 0.093 531
Brian Stuard $6,500 $7,200 $10,000 0.601 0.977 0.161 0.142 -0.154 0.201 -0.067 0.337 0.092 474
Keith Mitchell $7,500 $9,500 $13,700 1.105 0.424 17.675 0 0.029 -0.248 0.666 0 0.089 169
Kevin Kisner $9,300 $10,000 $15,200 1.482 1.999 -1.854 -0.086 -0.098 0.216 -0.04 0.426 0.083 292
Ryan Blaum $6,900 $8,300 $10,000 0.745 -0.079 8.537 -0.096 0.333 0.062 0.277 -0.202 0.075 344
D.A. Points $6,400 $7,000 $10,000 -0.143 -0.012 -1.354 0.173 0.028 0.245 -0.157 0.082 0.074 672
Jonathan Byrd $6,400 $7,300 $10,000 0.525 0.51 4.067 -0.33 0.041 0.25 0.166 0.239 0.073 483
Jim Furyk $8,200 $9,500 $14,600 1.579 1.797 12.993 0.483 -0.082 -0.076 -0.064 0.098 0.072 144
Zach Johnson $9,000 $10,700 $14,900 1.838 0.974 -4.354 0.141 0.147 -0.082 0.076 0.043 0.065 291
Austin Cook $9,400 $10,200 $15,300 1.497 3.039 14.115 0 0.466 0.049 -0.196 0 0.064 159
Ryan Armour $7,500 $8,200 $13,500 0.961 0.926 23.983 -0.247 0.178 0.248 0.009 0.13 0.064 196
Tom Hoge $6,900 $7,100 $10,000 0.617 1.205 -4.648 0.008 -0.146 0.038 -0.004 0.4 0.059 528
Patrick Rodgers $7,900 $9,100 $13,800 0.89 0.788 21.037 -0.514 -0.037 0.005 0.475 0.351 0.056 225
Sebastian Munoz $6,300 $7,200 $10,000 0.434 0.174 5.44 0 0.244 0 0 0 0.049 518
Stephan Jaeger $6,800 $8,100 $12,200 0.465 1.039 22.629 0 0.171 0.056 0 0 0.045 383
Shawn Stefani $7,000 $7,300 $10,000 0.751 -1.086 5.249 -0.196 0.032 0.03 0.309 0.014 0.038 389
Chad Collins $6,000 $7,000 $10,200 0.264 -0.523 -3.147 0.197 0.149 -0.136 0.304 -0.327 0.037 639
Johnson Wagner $7,100 $9,400 $12,900 0.825 0.846 14.614 0.171 0.095 0.132 0.025 -0.239 0.037 289
Jamie Lovemark $8,100 $9,600 $14,200 1.344 1.078 17.504 -0.063 -0.298 0.344 0.125 0.028 0.027 162
Joaquin Niemann $8,900 $11,000 $15,000 1.678 0 18.372 0 0.124 0 0 0 0.025 119
Mackenzie Hughes $6,800 $7,800 $10,000 0.797 0 6.919 0 0.118 0.241 -0.17 -0.082 0.021 357
Nate Lashley $7,400 $8,500 $12,700 1.044 0.577 20.114 0 0.089 0 0 0 0.018 192
Corey Conners $6,900 $8,600 $10,000 0.698 0.885 6.249 0 -0.024 0.11 0 0 0.017 414
Nick Watney $7,400 $9,300 $13,400 1.126 -0.287 22.754 0.252 -0.33 -0.07 -0.041 0.273 0.017 162
Hudson Swafford $7,000 $8,400 $12,900 0.927 0.971 16.418 0.269 -0.002 -0.21 0.06 -0.033 0.017 255
Bronson Burgoon $7,700 $8,900 $13,500 0.941 -0.154 16.113 -0.175 -0.009 0.169 0.587 -0.494 0.016 252
David Lingmerth $6,800 $7,400 $10,000 1.014 1.323 -7.906 0.253 -0.054 -0.005 0.031 -0.159 0.013 429
Webb Simpson $11,800 $12,200 $17,800 2.003 1.666 11.277 -0.028 0.063 -0.049 -0.047 0.121 0.012 169
J.T. Poston $6,900 $8,800 $10,000 0.856 -1.091 17.607 0 0.164 -0.018 -0.283 0.193 0.011 266
Sung Kang $7,000 $7,800 $10,000 0.767 0.81 15.061 0.373 -0.035 -0.208 0.028 -0.134 0.005 315
Robert Garrigus $6,900 $7,500 $10,000 0.664 -0.145 4.636 0.246 -0.069 -0.029 0.393 -0.525 0.003 442
Cameron Champ $10,900 $11,400 $15,900 1.458 -0.61 51.918 0 0 0 0 0 0 105
Sungjae Im $8,000 $8,700 $14,200 0.82 0 30.632 0 0 0 0 0 0 242
Anders Albertson $7,300 $8,400 $13,400 0.585 -0.113 20.94 0 0 0 0 0 0 366
Kramer Hickok $7,400 $8,100 $13,100 0.47 0 15.226 0 0 0 0 0 0 435
Seth Reeves $7,100 $8,200 $12,300 0.435 0 16.918 0 0 0 0 0 0 440
Jim Knous $6,400 $7,500 $10,000 0.503 0 6.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 484
Adam Svensson $6,200 $7,100 $10,000 0.329 -0.117 12.226 0 0 0 0 0 0 494
Kyoung-Hoon Lee $6,400 $7,200 $10,000 0.311 0 11.938 0 0 0 0 0 0 501
Sepp Straka $6,700 $7,000 $10,000 0.367 0 4.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 562
Wyndham Clark $6,700 $7,500 $10,000 0.029 0 9.537 0 0 0 0 0 0 566
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez $6,500 $7,100 $10,000 0.117 0 7.44 0 0 0 0 0 0 575
Sam Burns $7,200 $8,200 $13,300 0.588 0 -6.251 0 0 0 0 0 0 577
Chase Wright $6,600 $7,000 $10,000 0.246 -0.108 5.893 0 0 0 0 0 0 580
Curtis Luck $6,400 $7,500 $10,000 0.397 0 -4.251 0 0 0 0 0 0 627
Chris Thompson $6,100 $7,000 $10,000 0.054 0 3.136 0 0 0 0 0 0 635
Garrett Barber $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 653
Ben Griffin $6,000 $7,000 NA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 653
Peter Jones $6,000 $7,000 $10,100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 653
Brady Schnell $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 -0.286 0 2.636 0 0 0 0 0 0 673
Martin Trainer $6,300 $7,000 $10,000 -0.06 0 -1.488 0 0 0 0 0 0 699
Dru Love $6,100 $7,000 $10,100 -0.586 -1.721 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 707
John Chin $6,100 $7,000 $10,000 -0.25 0 -5.251 0 0 0 0 0 0 737
Kyle Jones $6,000 $7,000 $10,000 -0.269 0 -7.224 0 0 0 0 0 0 756
Hank Lebioda $6,000 $7,000 $10,100 -0.572 0 -4.578 0 0 0 0 0 0 756
Adam Long $6,200 $7,000 $10,200 -0.383 0 -6.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 764
Joey Garber $6,100 $7,000 $10,200 -0.858 0 -13.578 0 0 0 0 0 0 814
Sam Saunders $6,300 $8,000 $10,000 0.632 -0.033 0.38 0.046 -0.004 0.104 -0.199 0.05 -0.001 504
Sangmoon Bae $6,600 $7,000 $10,000 0.257 0 -10.559 -0.283 -0.37 -0.093 0.199 0.542 -0.001 742
Denny McCarthy $8,700 $9,300 $14,500 0.973 -0.387 25.44 0 0.128 -0.135 0 0 -0.001 235
Troy Merritt $6,900 $9,000 $10,000 0.694 -0.167 16.924 -0.127 0.211 -0.141 0.21 -0.171 -0.003 371
Ben Silverman $7,500 $8,100 $13,300 0.476 1.808 4.067 0 0.116 -0.134 0 0 -0.004 558
Lucas Glover $9,900 $9,700 $15,500 1.391 0.908 33.391 -0.126 0.107 -0.08 -0.001 0.079 -0.004 149
Roger Sloan $6,300 $7,000 $10,000 -0.567 -0.301 -4.988 0 0.187 -0.211 0 0 -0.005 789
Richy Werenski $7,800 $9,700 $13,800 0.735 0.2 34.418 -0.052 0.441 -0.252 -0.37 0.182 -0.01 300
Harold Varner III $8,800 $10,500 $14,800 1.01 0.049 32.704 -0.553 0.33 0.124 0.233 -0.187 -0.011 211
Tyrone Van Aswegen $6,600 $7,000 $10,000 0.464 0.34 -7.6 -0.226 -0.19 0.065 -0.079 0.365 -0.013 674
Cody Gribble $6,100 $7,000 $10,000 0.062 -0.014 -7.965 0 0.057 -0.084 -0.054 0 -0.016 768
Bud Cauley $7,900 $9,800 $14,200 1.32 1.084 25.61 0.185 0.382 -0.331 -0.36 0.039 -0.017 179
Brian Harman $8,000 $10,300 $13,900 1.281 1.08 -7.208 -0.327 -0.077 0.122 0.042 0.154 -0.017 423
Adam Schenk $7,400 $7,800 $13,100 0.614 -1.943 30.607 0 0.14 -0.236 0 0 -0.019 367
Sam Ryder $8,600 $9,900 $14,300 1.107 0.27 37.95 0 0.065 -0.166 0 0 -0.02 185
brendon de jonge $6,200 $7,000 $10,200 0.078 0.846 -1.406 0.471 -0.409 -0.029 -0.096 -0.064 -0.025 708
Scott Brown $6,500 $7,100 $10,000 0.705 0.601 -2.178 -0.518 0.005 0.2 0.181 -0.033 -0.033 532
Matt Every $7,100 $7,500 $10,000 -0.352 -0.965 9.308 0.142 0.11 -0.171 0.023 -0.27 -0.033 650
Ben Crane $6,700 $7,600 $12,200 0.614 0.139 -2.6 0.289 0.174 -0.109 -0.123 -0.401 -0.034 575
Julian Etulain $6,400 $7,600 $10,000 0.461 0.045 7.9 0 -0.171 0 0 0 -0.034 542
Alex Cejka $6,500 $7,400 $10,000 0.842 0.478 -0.58 0.114 0.012 0.023 -0.113 -0.206 -0.034 473
Seamus Power $6,300 $7,400 $10,000 0.881 0.107 -6.251 0.188 0.036 0.011 0.084 -0.5 -0.036 508
Brandon Harkins $6,800 $8,000 $12,500 1.041 0.577 3.204 0 -0.15 -0.059 0 0 -0.042 381
Tommy Gainey $6,200 $7,000 $10,000 -0.47 -0.632 0 -0.455 -0.069 -0.028 0.096 0.223 -0.046 747
Talor Gooch $7,300 $7,700 $12,600 0.699 -1.054 11.808 0 0.055 -0.295 0 0 -0.048 418
Will MacKenzie $6,000 $7,200 $10,200 0.41 -0.093 0 -0.201 0.031 -0.064 -0.016 -0.004 -0.051 629
Peter Uihlein $8,300 $9,700 $14,200 1.229 0 -0.746 0 -0.262 0.052 -0.046 0 -0.051 391
Dominic Bozzelli $6,500 $7,700 $11,300 0.387 -1.139 9.132 -0.055 -0.079 0.339 -0.481 0 -0.055 559
Jason Gore $6,100 NA $10,300 -0.035 -0.468 0 0.251 -0.43 0.108 -0.172 -0.038 -0.056 716
Bill Haas $7,800 $9,600 $14,100 1.512 1.224 26.141 -0.034 -0.134 0.072 -0.061 -0.131 -0.058 168
Alex Prugh $6,700 $7,100 $10,000 0.278 -0.625 6.037 -0.45 -0.091 0.252 -0.002 0 -0.058 622
Jon Curran $6,300 $7,000 $10,000 0.177 0.103 -16.831 0.347 -0.187 -0.027 -0.138 -0.295 -0.06 797
Stewart Cink $7,700 $9,800 $14,100 1.372 1.06 7.649 -0.195 0.031 -0.022 -0.096 -0.02 -0.06 295
Sean O’Hair $6,800 $7,000 $10,000 0.918 0.924 -7.932 0.781 -0.125 -0.169 -0.469 -0.333 -0.063 534
Peter Malnati $6,700 $7,700 $10,000 0.512 -0.531 17.823 -0.422 0.179 0.121 -0.196 -0.007 -0.065 457
Aaron Baddeley $7,300 $7,800 $13,400 0.927 -0.1 15.4 0.261 0.063 -0.353 -0.131 -0.174 -0.067 324
Graeme Mcdowell $7,000 $8,200 $13,000 1.1 0.956 3.38 0.649 -0.058 0.196 -0.611 -0.533 -0.071 381
C.T. Pan $9,700 $10,400 $15,700 1.187 2.054 34.132 -1.105 0.025 0.181 0.072 0.458 -0.074 206
Ernie Els $6,500 $7,400 $10,000 0.303 -0.425 10.568 0.201 0.095 -0.168 -0.386 -0.112 -0.074 581
J.J. Henry $6,300 $7,000 $10,000 0.331 0.503 -0.364 -0.274 0.099 0.033 0.067 -0.304 -0.076 676
Jonas Blixt $6,600 $7,200 $10,000 0.486 -0.659 11.607 -0.254 -0.133 0.172 -0.287 0.117 -0.077 514
Ricky Barnes $6,500 $7,600 $10,000 0.553 0.188 -5.1 -0.298 -0.073 0.151 -0.069 -0.123 -0.083 649
Roberto Castro $7,300 $8,800 $12,800 0.751 0.074 22.891 0.015 -0.029 -0.17 -0.134 -0.161 -0.096 350
andres romero $6,400 $7,600 $11,400 0.241 0.541 6.808 -0.382 0.24 -0.009 0.129 -0.476 -0.099 644
Padraig Harrington $7,600 $7,200 $13,400 0.276 0.264 21.747 -0.473 -0.319 0.007 0.061 0.225 -0.1 531
Cameron Tringale $6,800 $7,200 $10,000 0.525 0.659 7.114 0.088 -0.286 0.037 -0.016 -0.327 -0.101 542
Harris English $6,800 $7,500 $12,400 1.052 0.2 7.418 0.306 -0.205 -0.368 -0.257 -0.092 -0.123 355
Davis Love III $6,600 $7,200 $11,500 -0.043 -0.099 1.617 -0.416 0.276 -0.023 0.032 -0.49 -0.124 730
Luke List $9,200 $10,100 $15,000 1.571 0.9 11.452 0.196 -0.406 0.004 -0.133 -0.422 -0.152 257
Tom Lovelady $6,500 $7,400 $10,000 0.603 0.279 8.808 0 -0.147 -0.684 0 0 -0.166 504
Derek Fathauer $6,300 $7,200 $10,000 0.182 -0.465 -6.406 -1.115 -0.018 0.131 0.303 -0.143 -0.168 775
Tim Herron $6,100 $7,100 $10,000 -0.441 -0.279 -2.906 0 -0.245 0.175 -0.297 -0.558 -0.185 808
Robert Streb $7,200 $7,700 $12,700 0.812 0.936 9.059 -0.146 -0.169 -0.294 -0.268 -0.084 -0.192 421
Wes Roach $6,700 $7,100 $10,000 0.227 -0.237 10.414 0 0.046 -0.634 -0.436 0 -0.205 619
Hunter Mahan $6,400 $7,600 $10,000 0.554 -0.35 4.226 -0.014 -0.109 -0.472 -0.251 -0.226 -0.215 575
Carlos Ortiz $6,800 $7,300 $10,000 0.422 -0.545 14.726 -0.019 -0.125 -0.737 -0.434 -0.266 -0.316 544

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