2013 Best, Worst and Average on PGA TOUR

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Tiger Woods led the PGA TOUR in proximity to the hole from 150 to 175 yards in 2013.
September 25, 2013
By PGA TOUR staff

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Here's a look at the statistical leaders for the 2013 PGA TOUR season as well as those ranked last in each category and the TOUR average.

Around the greens
Stat Leader Mark TOUR average Last Mark
Sand saves K.J. Choi 67.18% 49.84% Andrew Svoboda 29.51%
Sand save proximity Lee Williams 6'-10" 9'-2" Will Claxton 13'-1"
Scrambling Bob Estes 66.19% 56.85% Robert Garrigus 48.74%
Scrambling proximity Lee Williams 6'-5" 8'-3" Justin Hicks 10'-7"


Notes

-- Four players led the field in scrambling en route to victory (Phil Mickelson, The Open; Jason Dufner, PGA Championship; Zach Johnson, BMW Championship; Graeme McDowell, RBC Heritage).

-- Stenson (Deutsche Bank) and Dufner (PGA Championship) hit the least amount of greenside bunkers (1) en route to victory. Get this: The only greenside bunker Stenson found at TPC Boston was on the 71st hole where he holed out for birdie.

-- Brendon de Jonge had the highest scrambling percentage in a single event at 94.4 percent (Deutsche Bank Championship).

-- Russell Henley (WGC-Cadillac) and Robert Karlsson (Crowne Plaza) had the best sand save mark with 10 of 11.

-- The toughest course in scrambling was Merion at the U.S. Open (38.5%).

-- The easiest course for scrambling was La Quinta Country Club at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation (66.1%).

Putting stats
Stat Leader Mark TOUR average Last Mark
Strokes gained-putting Greg Chalmers +.854 -- Eric Meierdierks -.961
Putts per round Brian Gay 27.51 29.27 Vijay Singh 30.89
Putting average Phil Mickelson 1.718 1.787 Vijay Singh 1.888
One-putt percentage Brian Gay 45.71% 38.48% Vijay Singh 31.33%
3-Putts (Holes per) Greg Chalmers 54.8 29.6 Lucas Glover 17.5
Putting Inside 5 feet Greg Chalmers 98.42% 96.15% Luke Guthrie 93.17%
Putting 5 to 10 feet Doug LaBelle II 65.25% 54.12% Lucas Glover 45.24%
Putting Inside 10 feet Aaron Watkins 89.83% 86.74% Lucas Glover 83.30%
Putts made 10 feet+/event Charl Schwartzel 7.4 4.5 Eric Meierdierks 2.7
Putts outside 20 feet Jordan Spieth 10.61% 6.89% Rod Pampling 2.72%
Feet of putts made/round Brandt Snedeker/Peter Hanson 80'-10" 71'-0" Rod Pampling 58'-11"
Birdie conversation% Phil Mickelson 34.97% 28.22% Vijay Singh 22.27%


Notes

-- On average, 2013 winners outperformed the field by 1.43 strokes per round with the putter or 5.5 strokes in a four-round event.

-- 2 of 33 winners (where ShotLink was used) led field in strokes gained-putting (Russell Henley, Sony Open; Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer Inv.)

-- 22 of 33 winners (where ShotLink was used) ranked in the top 10 in strokes gained-putting.

-- 33 of 33 winners (where ShotLink was used) gained strokes on the field in putting.

-- Charley Hoffman had the most strokes gained in a single round at 7.22 (RBC Heritage, Round 3).

-- Bill Haas had the most strokes gained in a single event at 9.98 (AT&T National).

-- D.H. Lee had the highest distance of total putts made in a event at 492 feet, 1 inch (AT&T National).

-- James Driscoll made the most putts from more than 10 feet in a round with 8 (Memorial, Round 1).

-- Brian Gay had the most one-putts in a single event with 48 (WGC-Cadillac).

-- Marc Leishman made the longest putt of the season at 85 feet, 1 inch (Riviera CC, No. 15, Round 3)


Players perfect from inside 3 feet in 2013

Player Percent Made Attempted
Gary Woodland 100% 871 871
Sergio Garcia 100% 509 509
Freddie Jacobson 100% 499 499
Luke Donald 100% 485 485
Jin Park 100% 473 473
Scoring stats
Stat Leader Mark TOUR average Last Mark
Scoring average (Adj) Steve Stricker 68.945 71.091 Bobby Gates 72.590
Scoring average Steve Stricker 69.19 71.30 Ben Curtis 72.28
Rounds in the 60s Brendon de Jonge 48 14 -- --
Par-3 scoring Richard H. Lee 2.96 3.08 Nicholas Colsaerts 3.20
Par-3 scoring (RTP) Richard H. Lee -12 +9 Tommy Gainey +48
Par-3 Birdie Pct. Phil Mickelson 20.95% 13.03% Nicholas Colsaerts 7.98%
Par-4 scoring Steve Stricker 3.94 4.08 Sean O'Hair 4.17
Par-4 scoring (RTP) Steve Stricker -30 +45 Kyle Stanley +106
Par-4 Birdie Pct. Jordan Spieth 19.96% 15.37% Sean O'Hair 10.55%
Par-5 scoring Keegan Bradley 4.51 4.70 Geoff Ogilvy 4.89
Par-5 scoring (RTP) Brendon de Jonge -139 -71 Geoff Ogilvy -20
Par-5 Birdie Pct. Steve Stricker 52.78% 39.89% Robert Allenby 28.65%


Notes

-- Russell Henley (Sony Open in Hawaii) and Phil Mickelson (Waste Management Phoenix Open) tied for the lowest stroke average in a four-round event at 64.00.

-- Billy Mayfair had the most eagles in a single event with 4 (Sanderson Farms Championship).

-- Jeff Overton and Nicholas Thompson had the most birdies in a single event with 31 (Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation).

-- Webb Simpson had the most bogey-free rounds this season with 11 (11 of 88).

Streaks
Stat Leader Mark TOUR average
Consecutive Fairways hit Ryan Moore 40 9
Consecutive Greens hit
Charlie Wi 32 10
Consecutive Sand Saves
Appleby, Kuchar, Blixt, Day 12 3
Consecutive One-Putts Tim Herron 14 5
Consecutive Holes without 3-putt
Bob Estes 292 74
Consecutive Par-3 Birdies
Dustin Johnson 5 1
Consecutive Par-4 Birdies
Brandt Snedeker 8 2
Consecutive Par-5 Birdies Keegan Bradley 12 3
Consecutive Holes below par Henley, Snedeker, M. Jones 7 2
Consecutive Cuts Made
Matt Kuchar 27 2
Driving distance
Stat Leader Mark TOUR average Last Mark
Driving distance (measured) Luke List 306.3 287.2 Mike Weir 270.5
Driving distance (All) Bubba Watson 297.7 280.0 Mike Weir 267.1
Driving Pct. 300+ (All) Bubba Watson 52.71% 20.63% Colt Knost 4.09%
Longest Drive Phil Mickelson 450* -- -- --


Notes

* -- Mickelson's 450-yard drive came on No. 17 at TPC Blue Monster in the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. His ball hit the cart path several times.

-- Bubba Watson had the most drives of 300+ in a single event with 48.

-- No player led the field in driving distance and went on to win the tournament. Two players finished second in driving distance and won (D. Johnson, Hyundai Tournament of Champions; T. Woods, Farmers Insurance Open).

Driving Accuracy
Stat Leader Mark TOUR average Last Mark
Driving Accuracy Jerry Kelly 71.81% 61.05% Luke List 45.58%
Left Tendency Ken Duke 8.05% 13.70% Luke List 22.66%
Right Tendency Henrik Stenson 9.56% 14.70% Bobby Gates 21.36%
Distance from center of fairway Derek Ernst 21'-1" 25'-3" Michael Bradley 29'-3"
Total Driving Graham DeLaet 53 181 Mike Weir 343
Ball-striking Henrik Stenson 4 180 Mike Weir 359


Notes

-- No player led the field in driving accuracy en route to victory. Two winners were second in driving accuracy (B. Gay, Humana; J. Rose, U.S. Open).

-- Ryan Moore hit the highest percentage of fairways at a single event at 96.43 percent (the Memorial).

-- Moore also hit the most consecutive fairways with 40.

-- Ken Duke hit every fairway in a single round four times, a TOUR best.

Approach Shots
Stat Leader Mark TOUR average Last Mark
Greens in Regulation Henrik Stenson 71.96% 64.42% Brian Gay 56.68%
Proximity to the hole Jim Furyk 31'-3" 35'-1" Aaron Baddeley 39'-3"
Fairway proximity Jeff Maggert 28'-1" 31'-2" Luke List 34'-10"
Rough proximity Jordan Spieth 37'-11" 43'-2" Stephen Ames 50'-10"
Approaches 200+ Justin Rose 43'-2" 50'-3" Aaron Watkins 61'-9"
Approaches 175-200 Ryan Palmer 26'-4" 33'-7" Luke List 41'-0"
Approaches 150-175 Tiger Woods 22'-0" 27'-8" Aaron Baddeley 33'-7"
Approaches 125-150 Chris Kirk 18'-5" 23'-0" Luke List 29'-4"
Approaches inside 125 Brandt Snedeker 15'-6" 18'-5" Angel Cabrera 22'-6"
Birdie or better Pct. - Fairway Phil Mickelson 27.79% 21.14% Michael Bradley 16.61%
Birdie or better Pct. - Rough Steve Stricker 22.45% 14.14% Y.E. Yang 7.19%
Birdie or better Pct. - Inside 125 yards
Aaron Watkins 35.92% 22.41% Martin Kaymer 13.25%
Going for the green Robert Garrigus 76.06% 48.05% David Toms 25.44%
Going for green -- Birdie or better pct.
Steve Stricker 72.31% 56.63% Bobby Gates 41.38%
Total hole-outs Brian Davis 20 6 Matt Kuchar 2


Notes

-- Five players and six winners led the field for greens in regulation en route to wins. Henrik Stenson led in GIR for both the Deutsche Bank and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

-- Tommy Gainey had the highest GIR at 90.7 percent in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

-- 17 players hit all 18 greens during a round. Graham DeLaet was the only player to do it twice.

-- The par-4 18th hole at Merion was the toughest green to hit in regulation at 24.8 percent.

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