PGA Tour stats 2019: the Top 10 players in strokes-gained putting

PGA Tour's top 10 in strokes-gained putting filled with usual suspects and surprise packages.

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Thu, 29 Aug 2019
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Jordan Spieth may have financially endured his worst season to date on the PGA Tour in 2019, but he did at least perform as we have come to expect on the greens.

Only he was beaten into the top spot when it came to strokes-gained putting on the PGA Tour in the 2018/19 season by a relative unknown to many. 

Strokes-gained putting requires the help of the PGA Tour's ShotLink Intelligence Program to cleverly calculate the helpful stat to best see how a Tour professional is performing on the greens. 

The stat is worked out, according to the PGA Tour, by the "number of putts a player takes from a certain distance when measured up against a statistical baseline to determine their strokes gained or lost on a hole."

"The sum of the values of all holes played in a round minus the field average strokes gained/ lost for the round is the player's Strokes gained/lost for that round."

Let's check out who the top 10 performing players were on the greens for the 2018/19 PGA Tour season, and the putters each of them was using. It all makes very pleasing reading for Scotty Cameron...

#10 - BEAU  HOSSLER

SG-Average: .619
Rounds: 87
Total SG-Putting: 42.08
Putter brand: TaylorMade

#9 - VAUGHN TAYLOR

SG-Average: .636
Rounds: 93
Total SG-Putting: 52.11
Putter brand: Odyssey

#8 - WYNDHAM CLARK

SG-Average: .640
Rounds: 87
Total SG-Putting: 46.75
Putter brand: PXG

#7 - PATTON KIZZIRE

SG-Average: .642
Rounds: 76
Total SG-Putting: 34.05
Putter brand: Scotty Cameron 

#6 - AARON BADDELEY

SG-Average: .654
Rounds: 55
Total SG-Putting: 27.45
Putter brand: Scotty Cameron

#5 - ANDREW PUTNAM

Average: .700
Rounds: 81
Total SG-Putting: 39.18
Putter brand: Odyssey

#4 - GRAEME MCDOWELL

Average: .731
Rounds: 75
Total SG-Putting: 36.55
Putter brand: Odyssey

#3 - DOMINIC BOZZELLI

Average: .847
Rounds: 73
Total SG-Putting: 41.52
Putter used: Scotty Cameron

#2 - JORDAN SPIETH

Average: .862
Rounds: 82
Total SG-Putting: 56.90
Putter used: Scotty Cameron

#1 - DENNY MCCARTHY

Average: .926
Rounds: 89
Total SG-Putting: 63.89
Putter used: Scotty Cameron

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