Playoffs Guidebook: 2008 champ's stats

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August 16, 2012
PGA TOUR staff

Vijay Singh got off to a solid start during the 2008 Regular Season, securing four top-5 finishes in his first nine starts of the season.

Singh added another top-5 finish at the Travelers Championship before going on to win the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational for his first victory of 2008.

Singh in 2008
Regular Season results
Tournament Finish FEC rank
Thru event
SBS Championship T12 T12
Sony Open in Hawaii T45 22
Farmers Insurance Open T23 36
Waste Management Open CUT 48
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am P2 11
Northern Trust Open T36 12
WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship T5 11
Arnold Palmer Invitational T3 8
WGC-CA Championship T2 3
Masters Tournament T14 3
Wells Fargo Championship T17 5
THE PLAYERS Championship CUT 5
Stanford St. Jude Championship T11 8
U.S. Open Championship T65 8
Travelers Championship 5 8
British Open Championship CUT 10
WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 1 6
PGA Championship CUT 7
Wyndham Championship CUT 7
Results in the Playoffs
Tournament Finish FEC Rank
thru event
The Barclays P1 1
Deutsche Bank Championship 1 1
BMW Championship T44 1
THE TOUR Championship T22 1
Vijay Singh vs. the TOUR
2008 Season statistical profile
Stat Singh entering
'08 Playoffs
TOUR avg. Singh in the '08
Playoffs
'08 Playoffs
Average
Driving Distance - All Drives 9th 293.4 280.0 4th 293.9 281.5
Total Driving 55th 180 212 T21st 85 115

Greens in Regulation Percentage 15th 67.56% 62.35 T11th 71.88% 66.04
Going for the Green 3rd 67.28% 45.52 T3rd 68.75% 38.28
Proximity to Hole T38th 34 3 35 10 T53rd 34 2 34 4
Rough Proximity 19th 40 1 43 11 T17th 40 5 45 8

Scrambling 48th 59.12% 55.73 64th 58.02% 58.58
Scrambling from the Rough 30th 60.78% 54.66 40th 61.36% 56.43

Putting Average T125th 1.801 1.799 46th 1.758 1.768
3-Putt Avoidance T148th 3.58% 3.27 T20th 1.74% 2.89
Putts Per Round T127th 29.44 29.30 T79th 29.63 29.15
Putting from 4-8 196th 61.97% 67.66 57th 67.90% 67.92
Putting - Inside 10 174th 85.51% 86.71 93rd 84.49% 86.74
Putting from - 10-15 T124th 28.70% 29.29 90th 23.68% 31.08
Putting from - 15-20 202nd 10.10% 17.47 63rd 17.39% 19.90
Putting from - 20-25 168th 8.22% 11.79 T96th .00% 12.74
Putting from -> 25 59th 6.32% 5.34 T30th 8.33% 6.02
Average Distance of Putts made T196th 66 8 72 5 78th 72 5 75 10
Birdie or Better Conversion Percentage 39th 29.16% 27.06 63rd 27.67% 27.98

Scoring Average (Actual) 8th 70.55 71.75 10th 69.19 70.40
Birdie Average T14th 3.60 3.15 T38th 3.63 3.43
Par Breakers 13th 20.43% 17.82 T37th 20.49% 19.44
Round 1 Scoring Average 66th 71.17 71.95 T25th 69.25 70.52
Round 2 Scoring Average 17th 70.39 71.94 T60th 70.00 70.01
Round 3 Scoring Average 10th 69.62 71.27 T28th 69.50 70.33
Round 4 Scoring Average T58th 70.85 71.57 T3rd 68.00 70.86
Final Round Scoring Average T49th 70.85 71.63 T3rd 68.00 70.86
Par 4 Scoring Average T12th 4.04 4.10 T17th 3.97 4.02
Par 5 Scoring Average T1st 4.54 4.73 3rd 4.45 4.73
Par 5 Birdie or Better Leaders 1st 50.80% 37.84 T4th 55.00% 37.19
Bounce Back 145th 16.76% 17.27 T42nd 20.00% 18.36

Singh entered the Playoffs at No. 7 in the FedExCup standings and moved to No. 1 with his victory at The Barclays. He added to his lead with a victory the following week at the Deutsche Bank Championship and held that lead throughout the Playoffs to win the second FedExCup.

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