Top 50 Average Quality Strokes Gained tournament of 2018

Top 50 Average Quality Strokes Gained tournament of 2021

While Strokes Gained gives us a tremendously better understanding of how PGA Tour and European Tour players gain their edge against their top-tier peers, Strokes Gained Total does not account for field strength.

Gaining strokes on a weak field is different than gaining strokes on a deeper field. If we want to compare the performance of players across their schedules and the competition they face week to week, then we need to include field strength in Strokes Gained Total.

(The component pieces shouldn’t account for field strength separately because each golfer gets to their Strokes Gained Total in different ways, but you could conceivably do it for each component.)

We’ve seen others try to account for field strength in their modeling, and we think it’s key to have it broken out as its own statistic. So, we offer Quality Strokes Gained. Quality Strokes Gained begins with Strokes Gained Total and multiplies that by a figure derived from each individual tournament’s first-place points from the Official World Golf Ranking.

The Official World Golf Ranking offers up to 100 points for first-place finishers in majors on down, and it depends on the number of top-200 players in the world that week in a particular field.

To get our Quality Strokes Gained multiple, we take the first-place points for each event and divide them by 50.

Here, we look at the top 50 performances in Average Quality Strokes Gained in a single tournament in the current season.

Lee, Danny2021Waste Management Phoenix Open211.240581.1613.0386.519
Kokrak, Jason2021CJ Cup417.320681.3623.5555.889
Taylor, Nick2021Valspar Championship29.720541.0810.4985.249
Schauffele, Xander2021CJ Cup415.320681.3620.8355.209
Hatton, Tyrrell2021CJ Cup414.320681.3619.4754.869
Henley, Russell2021CJ Cup414.320681.3619.4754.869
Cink, Stewart2021RBC Heritage416.080601.2019.2964.824
Cantlay, Patrick2021CareerBuilder Challenge315.120460.9213.9104.637
Finau, Tony2021Genesis Open413.400681.3618.2244.556
Homa, Max2021Genesis Open413.400681.3618.2244.556
Gooch, Talor2021CJ Cup413.320681.3618.1154.529
Burns, Sam2021Valspar Championship416.720541.0818.0584.514
Hovland, Viktor2021Farmers Insurance Open311.250581.1913.3884.463
Schauffele, Xander2021Farmers Insurance Open311.250581.1913.3884.463
DeChambeau, Bryson2021Arnold Palmer Invitational415.200581.1617.6324.408
Kim, Michael2021Shriners Open27.960541.088.5974.298
Burns, Sam2021Genesis Open412.400681.3616.8644.216
Cantlay, Patrick2021Zozo Championship412.040701.4016.8564.214
Westwood, Lee2021Arnold Palmer Invitational414.200581.1616.4724.118
Reed, Patrick2021Farmers Insurance Open310.230581.1912.1744.058
Taylor, Ben2021Sony Open28.000501.008.0004.000
Ortiz, Carlos2021Houston Open415.640501.0015.6403.910
Rahm, Jon2021Zozo Championship411.040701.4015.4563.864
Thomas, Justin2021Zozo Championship411.040701.4015.4563.864
Palmer, Ryan2021Farmers Insurance Open39.660581.1911.4953.832
Davis, Cameron2021CareerBuilder Challenge312.120460.9211.1503.717
Bradley, Keegan2021Valspar Championship413.720541.0814.8183.704
Grillo, Emiliano2021RBC Heritage412.080601.2014.4963.624
Varner III, Harold2021RBC Heritage412.080601.2014.4963.624
Koepka, Brooks2021Waste Management Phoenix Open412.240581.1614.1983.550
Conners, Corey2021Arnold Palmer Invitational412.200581.1614.1523.538
Smith, Cameron2021Genesis Open410.400681.3614.1443.536
Spieth, Jordan2021Valero Texas Open418.600380.7614.1363.534
Niemann, Joaquin2021CJ Cup410.320681.3614.0353.509
Cook, Austin2021Shriners Open412.960541.0813.9973.499
Laird, Martin2021Shriners Open412.960541.0813.9973.499
Wolff, Matthew2021Shriners Open412.960541.0813.9973.499
Hovland, Viktor2021Valspar Championship412.720541.0813.7383.434
Tringale, Cameron2021Valspar Championship412.720541.0813.7383.434
Malnati, Peter2021Farmers Insurance Open38.640581.1910.2823.427
Molinari, Francesco2021Farmers Insurance Open38.640581.1910.2823.427
Norlander, Henrik2021Farmers Insurance Open38.640581.1910.2823.427
Sabbatini, Rory2021RSM Classic39.870521.0410.2653.422
Johnson, Dustin2021Houston Open413.640501.0013.6403.410
Matsuyama, Hideki2021Houston Open413.640501.0013.6403.410
Kisner, Kevin2021RSM Classic39.660521.0410.0463.349
English, Harris2021Tournament of Champions410.280641.2813.1583.290
Niemann, Joaquin2021Tournament of Champions410.280641.2813.1583.290
Zalatoris, Will2021Farmers Insurance Open38.250581.199.8183.273
Schauffele, Xander2021Waste Management Phoenix Open411.240581.1613.0383.260