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June 3 2013

3:15 PM

Inside the Numbers: the Memorial

Ryan Moore hit an amazing 54 of 56 fairways at the Memorial Tournament. (How/Getty Images)

By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM

Another win for Matt Kuchar. Some surprising struggles for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. Yet one of the most interesting stats from the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Tournament comes via the driving of Ryan Moore. He hit an unbelieveable 54 of 56 fairways. We'll examine that and some other tasty tidbits by going inside the numbers ...

-1.190  Strokes gained-putting for Tiger Woods at the Memorial, which ranked 71st out of 73 players. That means Woods lost 1.190 strokes per round on the greens to the field average. … Woods, who finished T65, entered the week with a sizable lead in this category, gaining 1.259 strokes per round on the field average. After his showing at the Memorial, he slid to fifth in SGP at .833. The new leader is Greg Chalmers at .990.

3rd  Muirfield Village’s ranking among the most difficult golf courses on the PGA TOUR in 2013. … Jack’s Place wasn’t only tough on Tiger and Rory. The course played 1.256 strokes over par, behind only Augusta National (+1.412, the Masters) and PGA National (+1.318, The Honda Classic).

12  Number of players in the top 30 in the FedExCup standings in the field this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. … The list includes five players in the top 10: Brandt Snedeker (3), Billy Horschel (5), Boo Weekley (6), Phil Mickelson (7) and D.A. Points (9).

35  Top-10 finishes for Kuchar since 2010, which leads the TOUR during that time. … Luke Donald is second with 31. Kuchar, now with multiple wins in the same season for the first time in his career, has won four times in that time period. Kuchar also won the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship this season, THE PLAYERS Championship in 2012, and The Barclays in 2010.

39  Consecutive fairways hit by Moore at the Memorial. … Moore, who hit a ridiculous 54 of 56 fairways at Muirfield Village, also hit 39 straight. It’s the longest consecutive fairways hit streak since Jeff Maggert hit 45 straight in 2009. Which brings us to the most impressive stat of the week ...

96.43 percent  Driving accuracy percentage for Moore at the Memorial. … That’s the best percentage on TOUR this season by far. Nick O’Hern hit 87.29 percent of fairways at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which is second on TOUR this season. Even more impressive, Moore’s number is the best on TOUR since Joe Durant hit 98.21 percent of his fairways at the 2006 84 LUMBER Classic.

122nd  Strokes gained-putting rank in 2013 for McIlroy, who also struggled on the greens at the Memorial. … McIlroy is losing about a half-stroke per tournament to the field average in 2013. At Memorial, he ranked 70th in SGP, losing about one shot per round to the field average. McIlroy has never been a strong putter, but he’s even worse this season than last. He ranked 82nd in 2012, when he was gaining strokes each round on the field average.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS ARCHIVE

Week 2: Sony Open/Humana Challenge

Week 3: Humana Challenge/Farmers Insurance Open

Week 4: Farmers Insurance Open/WM Phoenix Open

Week 5: WM Phoenix Open/AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Week 6: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am/Northern Trust Open

Week 7: Northern Trust Open/WGC-Accenture Match Play

Week 8: WGC-Accenture Match Play/The Honda Classic

Week 9: The Honda Classic/WGC-Cadillac Championship

Week 10: WGC-Cadillac/Tampa Bay Championship

Week 11: Tampa Bay Championship/Arnold Palmer Invitational

Week 12: Arnold Palmer/Shell Houston Open

Week 13: Shell Houston/Valero Texas Open

Week 14: Valero/The Masters

Week 15: The Masters/RBC Heritage

Week 16: RBC Heritage/Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Week 17: Zurich Classic/Wells Fargo Championship

Week 18: Wells Fargo/THE PLAYERS Championship

Week 19: THE PLAYERS/HP Byron Nelson Championship

Week 20: HP Byron Nelson Championship

Week 21: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

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