Best Par-3 Performers on the PGA Tour in 2021

Published 12/28/2021, 3:09 PM EST
Sep 5, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Jon Rahm lines a putt on the 7th hole during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports


Just like the rest of the world, the PGA Tour has worked hard to build back up this year. With sporting events being shut down, postponed, or held in a limited capacity, many leagues worked towards reopening their gates to fans again. Irrespective of everything, golfers continued to perform and give their all on the course.

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Of course, one can say that some golfers shined more than others this past year. Jon Rahm continues to lead the Official Golf World Rankings, with others like Phil Mickelson surprising everyone with their victories (PGA Championship 2021). However, golf covers various technicalities, analyzing performances across various parameters.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the best of this year’s par-3 performers.

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2021’s top par-3 performers on the PGA Tour

RANKPLAYER NAMEROUNDSSTATUSPAR 3 AVGTOTAL PAR
1Stewart Cink90-142.961074
2Jon Rahm86-122.96924
3Cameron Percy85-102.97930
T4Mark Hubbard102-62.981182
T4Daniel Berger87-62.981008
6Jason Kokrak95-52.991068
T7Webb Simpson77-42.99888
T7Harold Varner III96-42.991092
T7Joaquin Niemann105-42.991236
10Zack Johnson84-32.991032

Before looking at the stats, one needs to understand what a par-3 is.

In golf terms, a par-3 hole is “a hole on the golf course that has a par of three”. It indicates the number of strokes one needs to play that hole, usually including two putts. Normally, a professional is expected to make it to the green on their first stroke, making it into the hole with two putts (or less). Most hole-in-ones are off of par-3 holes.

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When looking at best par-3 performers, the PGA Tour looks at which player has played well at a par-3 hole. The rounds one played are considered, along with the status, par average, and total par. One can also compare and analyze par-3 scoring on its own.

Stewart Cink

The first name on the list belongs to Stewart Cink, who has played 90 rounds, with an average of 2.96 (-14). Cink, 48, last played the RSM Classic, missing the cut. Cink and his son Regan also played at the PNC Championship, finishing T3 along with Team Thomas; Justin Thomas, and his son, Mike.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team Europe’s Jon Rahm reacts after hitting a shot into the water hazard on the 5th hole during the Foursomes REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Jon Rahm

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The second name on the list is that of current World No. 1. Rahm, who last played the Fortinet Championship (CUT). Despite a successful 2021 season, Rahm has struggled to play towards the end, focusing more on the European Tour as well. He missed the cut at the Andalusia Masters and finished T17 at the Open de España.

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Cameron Percy

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Cameron Percy, 47, is next on the rankings. He last played the Bermuda Butterfield Championship, unfortunately missing the cut. For the 2020-21 season, he made 17 cuts, finishing in the top ten two times.

Who is your favorite golfer on the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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