10 Best Ballstrikers on the PGA Tour (UPDATED)Posted By: Ethical Word Hackers | August 12, 2017
Ballstriker is a term that essentially means every golf player. However, when we specifically refer to a particular golfer as a good ball-striker, 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 ball-strikers 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 ball-strikers, 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.
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Best Ballstrikers on the PGA Tour
Thomas Brent Weekley, better known in the world of sports as Boo Weekley is an American professional golf player. He was born on July 23, 1973, in Milton of Florida, and is a resident of Jay in Florida. The 41-year-old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 2002, and has achieved 3 PGA Tour wins. He is the only player with an average better than 70% of greens-in-regulation in five years. Between 2010 and 2014, he has hit 70.26 percent of greens-in-regulation. He is considered the best ball-striker of the PGA Tour. 2011 is supposed to be his best year, with 21.68 percent. His flat stick, however, is what has held him back, as he almost handicaps himself with his putter. For instance, in 2014, he lost 1.1 strokes to the field per round, and was 199th in strokes gained putting.
Gerry Lester Watson, Jr., better known in the world of sports as Bubba Watson, is an American professional golf player. He was born on November 5, 1978, in Bagdad of Florida, and is a resident of Windermere in Florida. The 36-year-old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 2006, and has achieved 7 PGA Tour wins. He is one of the very few left-handed golfers in the world. As a multiple major champion, he has reached the career-high 3rd rank in the Official World Golf Ranking. His average has hit 69.52 percent in 5 years, and in 2014 Masters champion, he hit 69.87 percent of greens-in-regulation, which is his best GIR percentage in the last five years. To make a deadly combination as a golfer, he has also remained the longest hitter off the tee since he joined the tour.
John Gerard Senden, better known in the world of sports as Boo John Senden, is an Australian professional golf player. He was born on April 20, 1971, in Brisbane of Queensland, and is a resident of the same place. The 43-year-old player plays on the PGA Tour in the United States, having joined in 2002, and has achieved 2 PGA Tour wins. He is also a regular competitor on the PGA Tour of Australasia, with 1 win in the tour. In 2007, he was the leading Australian at the PGA Championship and secured a place among top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He has hit 69.42 percent of greens-in-regulation in five years, and his best tally was 72.49, since the year 2010. In the same year, he was ranked 14th in the total driving. However, he secured a rank f 130 in strokes gained-putting.
John Sampson Merrick, better known in the world of sports as John Merrick, is an American professional golf player. He was born on March 20, 1982, in Long Beach of California, and is a resident of that place. The 32-year-old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 2005, and after a gap year, again in 2007, and has achieved 1 PGA Tour win. He was the first golfer who improved his status through Q-School, and he is consistently seen ranked among the top players for total driving, greens-in0regulation, and overall ball-striking. He has hit an average of 68.77 percent of Greens-in-regulations since 2010. In 2013, he hit 60.5% of fairways and also 666.53 percent of greens-in-regulation. With 70.24%, 2010 was his best year. But, he was 124th in strokes gained-putting.
Graham DeLaet is a Canadian professional golf player. He was born on January 22, 1982, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in Canada, and is a resident of Boise, Idaho of the United States. The 33-year-old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 2007 and returned after a gap year, and has is yet to achieve a PGA Tour win. But, even though he has not won on the PGA Tour yet, he has come close to winning, and finished second three times, giving a hard time to the opponents. He is considered the fifth-best finder of the greens-in-regulation and has hit an average of 68.71 percent of the same since 2010. He has led the 2014 season with 72.83 percent of greens-in-regulation, the best in the last 5 years. He is a big hitter, with above 303 yards off the tee on an average in the last season.
J. J. Henry
Ronald Henry III, better known in the world of sports as J. J. Henry, is an American professional golf player. He was born on April 2, 1975, in Fairfield of Connecticut, and is a resident of Forth Worth in Texas. The 39-year-old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 1998, and has achieved 2 PGA Tour wins. He has hit the sixth-best average, with 68.54 percent in the greens-in-regulation over the last five years. During this span of time, Henry has succeeded in obtaining one of his PGA victories and has also been able to clinch top-10 finishes a total eight times. In the last five years, 2014 is considered the best ball-striking year of this golfer, having hit 69.2 percent of greens-in-regulation. He is best from more than 200 yards and is 8th on tour in greens from the distance, hitting 53.15%.
Justin Peter Rose, better known in the world of sports as Justin Rose, is a South-African born English professional golf player. He was born on July 30, 1980, in Johannesburg of South Africa, and is a resident of Orlando in Florida, US, as well as London in England, UK. The 34-year-old player plays on the PGA Tour, having joined in 1998, and has achieved 6 PGA Tour wins, as well as 1 PGA Tour of Australasia win. With 69.17, he has been able to hit the seventh-best average of GIR numbers since 2010. He hit 70.34 percent of greens-in-regulation in 2010, which has turned out to be his best ball-striking year in the last five, during which he also achieved two wins, which is the highest he has grabbed in any one year of his career. He was also the 53rd in strokes gained-putting, that season.