Who are the best putters on the PGA Tour ahead of the AT&T Byron Nelson?

Putting is arguably the most important part of a PGA Tour player's game, but who is statistically the best putter on the world's best circuit?

Matt Chivers's picture
Wed, 11 May 2022

Who are the best putters on the PGA Tour ahead of AT&T Byron Nelson?

We are in the thick of the PGA Tour season as we arrive at TPC Craig Ranch for the AT&T Byron Nelson this week, with the PGA Championship around the corner on May 19.

Now that we are in May, the tour has collected a wealth of statistics on each player such as driving distance, greens in regulation and the number of birdies.

One statistic that interests players the most is strokes gained on the field. This statistic is divided among many parts of the game such as from to tee green, around the green and approaching the green.

We want to focus on the top 10 players in the strokes gained in putting department. We want to know who are the best putters on the PGA Tour and who gains the most shots on the field with the short stick.

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In 2021, former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen was at the top of the pile in strokes gained in putting. In the 80 rounds the South African played last season, he gained 45.852 strokes on the greens.

Despite not winning an event last season, Oosthuizen came second four times and earned $6,306,679. He certainly putted for his dough in 2021.

Take a look below at the best putters so far in the 2022 PGA Tour season.

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10 - Martin Trainer

PGA Tour wins: 1

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.695

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype T-12

9 - Billy Horschel

PGA Tour wins: 6

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.697

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4

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8 - Tommy Fleetwood

PGA Tour wins: 0

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.747

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro 3

7 - Kelly Kraft

PGA Tour wins: 0

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.756

Putter: Odyssey Versa Prototype

6 - Beau Hossler

PGA Tour wins: 0

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.780

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten

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5 - Lucas Herbert

PGA Tour wins: 1

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.820

Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Chalk

4 - Cameron Smith

PGA Tour wins: 6

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.922

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M Prototype

3 - Scott Brown

PGA Tour wins: 1

Strokes gained in putting (average): 0.945

Putter: Scotty Cameron 303 SSS Newport 2 Prototype

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2 - Tyrrell Hatton

PGA Tour wins: 1

Strokes gained in putting (average): 1.009

Putter: PING Vault Oslo

1 - Brian Gay

PGA Tour wins: 5

Strokes gained in putting (average): 1.068

Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Rat II

 

 

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