Who are the 10 best and 10 worst bunker players on the PGA Tour?
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Who are the 10 best and 10 worst bunker players on the PGA Tour?

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PGA Tour players hit their balls in bunkers. It's a part of golf. However, the difference between PGA Tour players and weekend hackers is that they get up-and-down for par more often than amateurs. Looking at sand save percentage, we wanted to look at the best and worst sand players in the game.

So, who are the 10 best and the 10 worst bunker players on the PGA Tour?

10 best bunker players on the PGA Tour

  1. Sean O'Hair -- 62.42 percent
  2. Jason Day -- 62.26 percent
  3. Phil Mickelson -- 61.54 percent
  4. Jonas Blixt -- 61.29 percent
  5. Aaron Baddeley -- 61.07 percent
  6. Jon Curran -- 61.05 percent
  7. Brendon Todd -- 59.48 percent
  8. John Huh -- 59.44 percent
  9. Robert Allenby -- 59.15 percent
  10. Tyrone Van Aswegen -- 58.96 percent

10 worst bunker players on the PGA Tour

  1. Dawie van der Walt -- 38.2 percent
  2. Scott Stallings -- 38.52 percent
  3. Carlos Ortiz -- 38.53 percent
  4. Robert Garrigus -- 39.53 percent
  5. Scott Pinckney -- 39.84 percent
  6. Kevin Streelman -- 40.27 percent
  7. Greg Owen -- 40.48 percent
  8. Chris Stroud -- 40.94 percent
  9. James Hahn -- 40.97 percent
  10. Keegan Bradley -- 40.98 percent

However, sand save percentage is a function of how many times a player finishes off par from a bunker. It doesn't tell us about bunker avoidance. So, here are the players who hit in the fewest and most number of bunkers in the 2015-16 PGA Tour season.



PGA Tour players in the fewest bunkers per round

  • Rhein Gibson -- 1.14
  • Tim Wilkinson -- 1.14
  • Alex Cejka -- 1.14
  • Michael Thompson -- 1.15
  • Brett Stegmaier -- 1.17
  • Thomas Aiken -- 1.20
  • Mark Wilson -- 1.21
  • Blayne Barber -- 1.23
  • Dawie van der Walt -- 1.24
  • Brendan Steele -- 1.24

PGA Tour players in the most bunkers per round

  • Scott Brown -- 1.89
  • Derek Fathauer -- 1.89
  • William McGirt -- 1.90
  • Jon Curran -- 1.92
  • Ernie Els -- 1.95
  • Jonas Blixt -- 1.96
  • K.J. Choi -- 1.97
  • Ryan Palmer -- 2.02
  • Steven Bowditch -- 2.08
  • Ken Duke -- 2.12

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