2. Xander Schauffele, -0.70
1. Bryson DeChambeau, -0.90
For sheer consistency, it’s hard to top Schauffele.
Although winless in his seven entries, he could count six top 20 finishes, three of them top 10s. His only performance that approached clunker status came at the RBC Heritage, when he tied for 64th.
Aside from that, Schauffele was a consistent presence near the top of the leader board. He tied for third behind Berger and Morikawa at the Schwab, tied for sixth at the WGC FedEx and for 10th at the PGA Championship.
He survived an opening round 78 to tie for 13th at the Memorial, tied for 14th at the Workday and tied for 20th at the Travelers.
When all is said and done, however, DeChambeau earns the title of king of the restart swing. Even a missed cut at the Memorial doesn’t undermine the consistency of his performance.
That performance, of course, was highlighted by his victory at the Rocket Mortgage in Detroit, when he polished off Matthew Wolff by three strokes. At 3.13 standard deviations better than his competitors, it was the single most dominant showing during the entire restart period.
But DeChambeau didn’t stop there. He tied for third at both and Schwab and the PGA, tied for sixth at the Travelers and for eighth at the RBC Heritage. That’s five top 10s in seven starts.
Aside from the Memorial missed cut, his only unexceptional showing came at the WGC FedEx, when he tied for 30th.