HANDICAP GURU: Handicaps of PGA Tour players.
Q: I know pros can't have handicap indexes, but if they could, what
would be the average Index of a PGA Tour pro?
A: Most tour pros would have an Index of about plus-5. In any given week, the winner plays to about a plus-10. In the year 2000, when Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open, British Open and the PGA Championship, he played to a plus-10 the entire year. I know a lot of scratch golfers who think they’re good enough to play on tour, so let this serve as a reality check.
from DEAN KNUTH, former senior director of the USGA Handicap Department.
From Golf Digest November 2013, page 44