Who are the 10 best and 10 worst putters on the 2017-18 PGA Tour?
PGA Tour

Who are the 10 best and 10 worst putters on the 2017-18 PGA Tour?


SHARE THIS STORY

PGA Tour players are just like every other golfer. They have to hit their ball in the hole, and they're usually putting to do that. It's a part of golf. However, the difference between PGA Tour players and weekend hackers is that they make more difficult putts at a higher clip than amateurs, and they avoid three-putting a whole lot more. Looking at strokes gained putting in 2016-17 season, we wanted to look at the best and worst putters in the game in 2018

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

10 best putters on the PGA Tour

  1. 1. Michael Thompson -- 0.84 strokes gained per round
  2. 2. Rickie Fowler -- 0.761 strokes gained per round
  3. 3. Luke Donald -- 0.704 strokes gained per round
  4. 4. Graeme McDowell -- 0.576 strokes gained per round
  5. 5. Brian Harman -- 0.542 strokes gained per round
  6. 6. Jonas Blixt -- 0.536 strokes gained per round
  7. 7. Patrick Reed -- 0.511 strokes gained per round
  8. 8. Mac Hughes -- 0.492 strokes gained per round
  9. 9. Gonzalo Fernandez-CastaƱo -- 0.489 strokes gained per round
  10. 10. Shane Lowry -- 0.488 strokes gained per round

10 worst putters on the PGA Tour

  1. 181. Robert Garrigus -- -0.456 strokes gained per round
  2. 182. Brett Drewitt -- -0.457 strokes gained per round
  3. 183. Scott Piercy -- -0.462 strokes gained per round
  4. 184. Jason Kokrak -- -0.468 strokes gained per round
  5. 185. D.A. Points -- -0.478 strokes gained per round
  6. 186. Brett Stegmaier -- -0.514 strokes gained per round
  7. 187. Rod Pampling -- -0.518 strokes gained per round
  8. 188. Brad Fritsch -- -0.596 strokes gained per round
  9. 189. Boo Weekley -- -0.954 strokes gained per round
  10. 190. Ryan Palmer -- -1.066 strokes gained per round

Another key measure of being a great putter is avoiding three-putts. You may not gain a lot of strokes with tap-ins for par, but avoiding the pesky three-putt means avoiding unnecessary strokes and keeping momentum alive. Here are the top 10 leaders on the PGA Tour in three-putt avoidance in 2016-17.

  • 1. Brian Gay -- 1.42% three-putts
  • 2. Luke Donald -- 1.62% three-putts
  • 3. K.J. Choi -- 1.68% three-putts
  • 4. Ernie Els -- 1.71% three-putts
  • 5. Ricky Barnes -- 1.81% three-putts
  • 6. Patrick Reed -- 1.89% three-putts
  • 7. Jordan Spieth -- 1.99% three-putts
  • T8. Chris Kirk -- 2.01% three-putts
  • T8. Phil Mickelson -- 2.01% three-putts
  • 10. Brian Harman -- 2.06% three-putts




SUBSCRIBE & WIN A TEAM USA BRIDGESTONE GOLF PACK!

New subscribers to our weekly email newsletter* in September will be entered to win USA headcover set and 3 dozen Tour B golf balls of your choice! (Rules and regulations)


About the author

Golf News Net

Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such. We also occasionally include links to products and services from which we could make a small percentage of a sale through affiliate programs.