"He's a great ballstriker!" your buddy says. "Oh yeah!" you reply, "Great ballstriker."
And then it dawns on you: You have no real idea what constitues great ballstriking, and you've just been mindlessly repeating the phrase all these years because it sounds good.
Objectively, the PGA Tour has quantified ball striking with the aptly named ball striking statistic.
As Brent Kelly writes, "To produce its Ball Striking rankings, the PGA Tour combines a player's ranking in Total Driving and Greens in Regulation."
Entering the perilous waters of subjectivity, a "good ballstriker" seems to be a player who has command over his golf ball in general and is equally adept with a driver or a short iron in his hand. He's a golfer who can work the ball both ways, vary trajectories, take a little something off a shot or execute a creative shot as necessary.
With this in mind, here are the top 10 ballstrikers on the PGA Tour.