What Is Strokes Gained: Putting in Golf Betting?

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Jon Rahm, of Spain, acknowledges the crowd after making his putt on the 18th green during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Thursday, March 2, 2023, in Orlando, Fla.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Aug 18, 2023, 1:17 PM

Strokes Gained: Putting is a commonly used stat that measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens compared to the PGA Tour average.

For example, the putting benchmark from seven feet, 10 inches could be 1.5 putts a particular week, depending on how hard/easy the greens are. If a player one-putts from the distance, they gain 0.5 strokes. If they two-putt, they lose 0.5 strokes.

Some players putt better on different types of greens, like Bermudapoa, etc.

In 2023 here are some of the best players when it comes to Strokes Gained: Putting – Maverick McNealy, Taylor Montgomery, Sam Burns, Max Homa, and Jon Rahm.

Read More: 5 Advanced Stats To Know for PGA Tour Betting

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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.”