31 Jan '17, 9pm

Who on the PGA Tour is the best at getting better?

Who on the PGA Tour is the best at getting better?

Can a 100-shooter get five strokes better in one season? Of course. Can the same feat be achieved by an 80-shooter? Much less likely. And the same learning curve applies to the pros. From year to year, the biggest scoring improvements tend to come from the Tour's "worst" players—those near the bottom of the statistical heap. So here's a compelling question: Who among the Tour's best players are the best at getting better? To find out, I measured gains made over the course of the 2016 season. Among the Tour's "better than average" pros (those with plus-Strokes Gained totals the season before, in 2015), Charl Schwartzel improved the most, with a huge 1.1 strokes better per round in 2016 than in 2015. Four years after his 2011 Masters victory, Schwartzel languished at No. 108 in the FedEx Cup rankings. In 2016, he finished 25th overall. Rickie Fowler was the most improved amo...

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