10 Best Ballstrikers on the PGA Tour
Ballstriker is a term that essentially means every golf player. However, when we specifically refer to a particular golfer as a good ballstriker, we refer particularly to the golfer’s capabilities in full swing. Looking at the greens-in-regulation leaders each often helps to have a brief idea about the best ballstrikers in golf. However, during any given season, players can get injured or mired in swing changes. So, it a single season cannot give us a complete look.
So, to determine the best ballstrikers, it is a good idea to take into consideration at least 5 seasons. Here is the list of the 10 Best Ballstrikers on the PGA Tour. Let us take a quick look.
10. Hunter Mahan
Hunter Myles Mahan, better known in the world of sports as Hunter Mahan, is an American professional golf player. He was born on May 17, 1982, in Orange of California, and is a resident of Colleyville in Texas. The 32 year old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 2000, and has achieved 6 PGA Tour wins. Mahan is considered one of the best players on the PGA Tour, and in the past 5 years, he has been able to hit an average of 67.76 percent of greens-in-regulation. 2012 proved to be Mahan’s best ballstriking year, since he succeeded in hitting 68.97 percent of greens-in-regulation in that year. He is also regarded as one of the best drivers of the golf ball. For instance, in the 2014 season, he was 63rd in driving distance, with 292.8, and 68th in accuracy, with 62.75%.
9. D. J. Trahan
Donald Roland Trahan, Jr., better known in the world of sports as D. J. Trahan, is an American professional golf player. He was born on December 18, 1980, in Atlanta of Georgia, and is a resident of Mount Pleasant in South Carolina. The 34 year old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 2001, and has achieved 2 PGA Tour wins. Trahan has grabbed the position of the 9th best ballstriker, having hit an average of 67.98 percent of greens-in-regulation on tour across the last five seasons. In 203, he displayed great proficiency during his participation in 16 matches, and managed to clinch a spot among the top 10. In 2010, he found 71.26 percent, his best average in 5 years. However, a balky putter hampered his work. For instance, in 2013, Trahan was 145th in strokes gained-putting.
8. Bill Haas
William Harlan Has, better known in the world of sports as Bill Haas, is an American professional golf player. He was born on May 24, 1982, in Charlotte of North Carolina, and is a resident of Greenville in South Carolina. The 32 year old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 2002, and has achieved 6 PGA Tour wins. He is the son of former PGA Tour golfer, Jay Haas. He has hit an average of 68.13 percent over the last five hears, which puts him in the eighth best position. Of his victories in the PGA Tour, his most recent one came in the year 2013. 2010 is considered as the best ballstriking year of Hass’ career, when he hit 69.92 percent greens-in-regulation. In the last season, he showed great performance from 150-175 yards, hitting more than 72 percent from the distance.