ShotLink: The ins and outs of TPC Southwind

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TPC Southwind is a challenging par-70, especially in an often-steamy Memphis June.
June 07, 2011
PGA TOUR staff

TPC Southwind, home of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, is a par-70 that gets players' attention with small and challenging greens:

Courses with toughest greens to hit
Rank Course Pct. Tournament
1 Pebble Beach Golf Links 51.78 U.S. Open Championship
2 Harbour Town Golf Links 56.77 Verizon Heritage
3 TPC Southwind 56.83 St. Jude Classic
4 Cog Hill G&CC 58.47 BMW Championship
5 Riviera CC 58.54 Northern Trust Open

The smallish greens mean players don't need the flatstick as often:

Courses with the highest one-putt percentage
Rank Course Pct. Tournament
1 Harbour Town Golf Links 45.87 Verizon Heritage
2 TPC Southwind 44.88 St. Jude Classic
3 TPC Blue Monster at Doral 43.42 WGC-Cadillac Championship
4 TPC San Antonio 43.33 Valero Texas Open
5 Riviera CC 43.2 Northern Trust Open
Courses with the lowest putts per round
Rank Course Putts Tournament
1 Harbour Town Golf Links 27.39 Verizon Heritage
2 TPC Southwind 27.78 St. Jude Classic
3 TPC Blue Monster at Doral 28.12 WGC-Cadillac Championship
4 TPC San Antonio 28.19 Valero Texas Open
5 Riviera CC 28.37 Northern Trust Open
Courses with the most holeouts
Rank Course Holeouts Tournament
1 Harbour Town Golf Links 103 Verizon Heritage
2 TPC Southwind 83 St. Jude Classic
3 TPC Louisiana 71 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
4 TPC Boston 66 Deutsche Bank Championship
5 TPC San Antonio 63 Valero Texas Open

That's also a recipe for more chip-ins and other highlights:

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