Best Wedge Players on the PGA Tour

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Brendon Todd watches his fairway shot on the 18th green during the third round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament, Saturday, July 8, 2023, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Dec 15, 2023, 9:40 AM
  • Brendon Todd is one of the best wedge players on the PGA Tour.
  • Russell Knox and Tom Hoge are also very good wedge players.
  • Some of the top players are not always the best wedge players

Over the last few years, golf has trended toward distance and hitting the ball far, sometimes eliminating the importance of wedge play.

For instance, the more times a player goes for the green in two on a par-5 the fewer times a wedge is needed. Therefore, the majority of the top wedge players are some of the shorter hitters on Tour.

Here are the best wedge players on the PGA Tour:

Brendon Todd

According to Fantasy National, in 2022-23 Todd was No. 4 on the PGA Tour in proximity to the hole from 75-100 yards and then No. 5 from 100-125 yards.

Todd also is one of the most accurate drivers on the PGA Tour. 

Russell Knox

Knox is similar to Todd as he was No. 10 from 75-100 yards and No. 4 from 100-125 in proximity to the hole in 2022-23.

He has two career wins on the PGA Tour.

Tom Hoge

Hoge is not only among the best iron players on the PGA Tour, he’s also a great wedge player.

In 2022-23 he was No. 20 in proximity to the hole from 75-100 yards and No. 7 from 100-125 yards.

Billy Horschel

Horschel isn’t very good with his irons, but exceptional with his wedges.

When it comes to proximity to the hole, he was No. 17 from 75-100 yards and No. 13 from 100-125.

Hideki Matsuyama

When it comes to the Official World Golf Rankings, Matsuyama is the best player on this list. 

In 2022-23 he was No. 32 in proximity to the hole from 75-100 yards and No. 6 from 100-125 yards.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”