The Arccos Community vs. Baltusrol
As golfers, we always wonder how we compare to the best players in the world.
Whether we're within a few strokes of the PGA Tour's best or can only hope to break 100 at one of the courses they tee it up on, the game of golf is perfect for comparisons.
Thanks to the engagement of the growing Arccos community, we have another way to compare ourselves against a major field. As the 2016 PGA Championship began play at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., we took a deep dive into our database to examine how Arccos users have fared at the major championship layout.
There was a wealth of data to draw from and the Arccos Community has played quite well at Baltusrol, handling the famed A.W. Tillinghast design as well as any other major championship venue we've examined, save for Oakmont -- the 2016 U.S. Open venue.
The PGA Championship field is playing the course at par 70, but Arccos golfers have recorded an average score of 90.72 on the course's par-72 layout.
Here's a look at the collective Arccos community's Baltusrol scorecard:
Arccos golfers play three holes with relative ease. Respectively, they average slightly less than a bogey on Nos. 1, 2 and 16. . No. 1 is a 478-yard par-4. The second hole is a 377-yard par-4 and hole No. 16 is a 230-yard par-3.
The most difficult holes for Arccos golfers are Nos. 7, 14 and 17. The 7th is a long par 4 where Arccos users average 1.71 strokes above par. No. 14 is a 430-yard par 4 where Arccos users average a score of 5.61. No. 17 is a tough (and long) par 5, checking in at 649 yards for the PGA field. Arccos users average 1.53 strokes above par on the longest hole on the course.
Have you played at Baltusrol? How does your performance compare to that of the Arccos Community? We'd love to read your thoughts in the comments section below.