Every PGA Tour player achieves in different ways. Some golfers are great putters, some great drivers, some world-class approach players.
When a player’s best skill falters, they likely have a bad result instead of finding a way to make up for the lost Strokes Gained in other areas. But which area means the most? That’s what we show with this player performance comparison tool.
This chart shows how PGA Tour players compare in terms of Strokes Gained — Putting, Approach and Off the Tee — based on their top-15 finishes, made cuts and missed cuts. In the comparison columns, the bigger the negative number, the bigger the strain on performance when it falters (e.g., a big negative number in comparison on Off the Tee, a player’s path to good finishes is heavily impacted by Strokes Gained Off the Tee).
For this tool, it’s best to compare top-15 finishes to made cuts (we label them top-70 because the top 70 and ties make PGA Tour cuts) to fully understand the most important components for players.