I feel as though this topic should be covered by the likes of @ClubProGuy, But after listening to the Mark Broadie pod, I came up with the silly idea of strokes gained dropping. Now this started off this joke that I’d lead the Tour in strokes gained dropping when I’d execute a flawless drop after rinsing one in the creek at my home course, dropping into 4in thick rough and getting a propped up lie setting me up for yet another dazzling bogey.
Obviously strokes gained dropping would negatively affect my other strokes gained stats but it got me curious into thinking if this stat would actually be calculated? There are many options after a drop and you can definitely give yourself an advantage if your ball ends up in a good lie or you chose a drop location that is more likely for you to get up and down from.
My initial thoughts it would essentially just be an exotic strokes gained category that would be similar to strokes gained scrambling except would only occur after a player has hit one out of play.