Bottom 10 Golfers on the PGA Tour – In the stats categories, that is!
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We all know who the top players are in each of the statistical categories on the PGA Tour.
Dustin Johnson is the longest hitter, Henrik Stenson hits more greens than anybody else, and Jordan Spieth is the best putter. But who are the worst in each category? My question is if you are at the bottom of a category, wouldn’t you go out and work on that part of the games until you were much better, thereby lowering your score? Don’t ask me; ask the players.
Thanks to bleacherreport.com for the report on the weird category!
Here’s a revelation: The best golfers on the PGA Tour statistically are the guys who get the best results.
Let’s take Jason Day, one of the two best golfers for the 2014-2015 season.
Day was third on tour in driving distance, seventh in greens in regulation, fifth in strokes gained: tee-to-green, sixth in strokes gained: putting, fourth in strokes gained: total…you get the idea.
At the opposite end of the spectrum are golfers at the bottom of key statistical categories.
Who was the shortest hitter on tour? The worst putter? Who had the worst scoring average?
The longest hitters on the PGA Tour average more than 305 yards per drive. Dustin Johnson, the tour’s biggest bomber, averaged 317.7 yards per drive for 2014-2015.
The average driving distance on the PGA Tour for 2014-2015 was around 290 yards.
David Toms, the tour’s shortest hitter, averaged a mere 270 yards per poke. Ben Crane, who was second-shortest, was a full yard better at271.0 yards per drive. Still, it’s little wonder these guys failed to contend, giving up so much distance off the tee.
Averagely accurate players on the PGA Tour hit 62 percent of fairways.
Aaron Baddeley, who led the tour in strokes gained: putting, was its least accurate driver in 2014-2015. The Australian hit just 50.29 percent of fairways.
Matt Every isn’t at all accurate off the tee. He’s 183rd in driving accuracy at 51.52 percent. As it’s obviously more difficult to hit greens from out of position in the rough than the middle of the fairway, it’s not surprising that Every is worst on the tour in greens in regulation.
The University of Florida alum hit just 58.10 percent of greens in regulation.
Henrik Stenson led the PGA Tour in greens in regulation at 73.52 percent of GIR.
Source: Bleacher Report
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