Yearly Scrambling Leaders on the PGA Tour

Which golfers have led the PGA Tour's Scrambling statistic each year? The list is below. But first, let's explain what the Scrambling stat actually tracks.

The PGA Tour's definition of scrambling is this: "The percent of time a player misses the green in regulation, but still makes par or better." (And what is a GIR? Hitting a par-3 green in one, a par-4 green in two strokes or less, or a par-5 green in three strokes or less.)

The Scrambling stat tracks how often (in percentages) golfers on tour do that: Make par or better after missing a green in regulation. The best scrambling percentages each year on the PGA Tour are typically in the 65 to 67 range. So the PGA Tour golfers who lead this statistical category are essentially saving par two-thirds of the time when they miss the GIR.

The highest Scrambling percentage since the tour began tracking this stat in 1992 is 72.8-percent by Greg Norman in 1993. In fact, Norman is the only golfer yet to top 70-percent. The only other golfer to hit 69-percent is Tiger Woods, who topped 69-percent twice. Woods and Bob Estes are the only golfers to lead the PGA Tour in Scrambling in at least three different years, and Woods is the only golfer to do it in back-to-back years.

The lowest percentage to lead the tour is Scrambling is 64.38, recorded by Brian Gay in 2012. Gay led the tour one other year, too, also under 65-percent.

The List: PGA Tour Scrambling Leaders By Year

2021 — Patrick Cantlay, 67.30 percent
2020 — Daniel Berger, 67.45
2019 — Tommy Fleetwood, 67.98
2018 — Webb Simpson, 66.10
2017 — Ian Poulter, 67.36
2016 — Steve Stricker, 66.01
2015 — Chad Collins, 66.18
2014 — Jim Furyk, 69.33
2013 — Bob Estes, 66.19
2012 — Brian Gay, 64.38
2011 — Greg Chalmers, 65.17
2010 — Dean Wilson, 67.16
2009 — Tiger Woods, 68.18
2008 — Brian Gay, 64.82
2007 — Chris Riley, 65.33
2006 — Corey Pavin, 66.45
2005 — Mathias Gronberg, 64.48
2004 — Retief Goosen, 66.13
2003 — Arron Oberholser, 67.28
2002 — Tiger Woods, 69.67
2001 — Tiger Woods, 69.78
2000 — Ernie Els, 67.62
1999 — Mike Reid, 68.84
1998 — Payne Stewart, 66.22
1997 — Bob Estes, 68.84
1996 — Corey Pavin, 67.14
1995 — Bob Estes, 66.34
1994 — Mark McCumber, 68.70
1993 — Greg Norman, 72.80
1992 — Nick Price, 68.26

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