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July 16 2013

9:23 AM

Breaking down Power Rankings

By Jessica Rangel and Krystyna Braxton, PGATOUR.COM

Who is the favorite for The Open Championship? It’s Justin Rose, at least according to the statistics.

After examining Rob Bolton’s Power Rankings, we broke down the 20 players’ statistics from the 2013 season.

We gathered statistics from six categories: driving distance, driving accuracy, proximity to the hole, greens in regulation, scrambling and strokes gained-putting. We then added up each player’s rank and came up with our own "Combined Ranking" category.

Justin Rose totaled 231, by adding his ranking in each category 69+13+15+26+12+137.

Here is a look at the breakdown of the Power Rankings. The number in parentheses after each player’s name denotes his ranking in Power Rankings.

The asterisk (*) denotes players that do not have enough qualifying events to officially register in the rankings. However, it is the rankings where they would stand if they did qualify.

Driving Distance Driving Accuracy Greens in Regulation Proximity to the Hole Scrambling SG-Putting Total Rank
1. Justin Rose (3) 296.5 (69) 68.07% (13) 68.95% (15) 33-9 (T26) 63.68% (12) -.218 (137) 231
2. Brandt Snedeker (7) 281.5 (146) 66.26% (30) 68.91% (16)
32-11 (T7) 61.60% (30) .570 (16) 245
3. Bill Haas (8) 287.8 (T100) 63.49% (60) 69.54% (7) 35-2 (T91) 60.91% (38) .275 (T50) 346
4. Tiger Woods (2) 294.5 (43) 62.28% (78) 67.19% (44) 34-8 (T64) 56.61% (T117) .833 (4) 350
5. Charl Schwartzel (6) 296.0 (T32) 60.34% (112) 67.84% (28) 33-7 (T23) 54.55% (150) .420 (29) 374
6. Graeme McDowell* (5) 277.9 (T166) 70.24% (7) 62.50% (151) 34-8 (T64) 66.05% (2) .647 (11) 401
7. Matt Kuchar (19) 284.1 (130) 58.15% (144) 65.56% (94) 34-0 (T33) 63.64%(13) .605 (12) 426
8. Sergio Garcia (10) 289.3 (T86) 61.86% (87) 67.74% (29) 38-6 (184) 59.44% (58) .989 (1) 445
9. Lee Westwood (13) 289.1 (T88) 65.98 % (32) 66.17% (77) 35-2 (T91) 63.87% (9) -.321 (154) 451
10. Luke Donald (17) 276.9 (175) 65.99% 62.15% (T161) 34-7 (T59) 61.93% (22) .717 (6) 454
11. Phil Mickelson (1) 291.2 (T69) 55.81% (164) 67.44% (36) 35-8 (T107) 58.02% (90) .606 (11) 477
12. Zach Johnson (14) 278.2 (163) 68.01% (14) 66.36% (67) 34-2 (T41) 55.56% (T135) .113 (73) 493
13. Henrik Stenson (12) 291.5 (66) 69.84% (8) 70.22% (3) 37-3 (T168) 54.40% (T152) -.051 (114) 511
14. Jason Day (9) 300.9 (13) 57.81% (149) 64.21% (T117) 37-2 (T165) 60.00% (T49) .503 (21) 514
15. Adam Scott (11) 300.3 (14) 59.46% (125) 68.75% (19) 35-11 (T125) 55.56% (T135) -.032 (108) 526
16. Rory McIlroy (20) 298.8 (20) 60.82 (103) 68.82% (17) 35-9 (T111) 52.97% (168) -.158 (128) 547
17. Dustin Johnson (16) 304.9 (4) 50.18% (188) 65.83% (86) 35-5 (T100) 51.63% (178) .424 (T27) 583
18.Nicolas Colsaerts (18) 306.6 (1) 54.95% (170) 68.38% (24) 34-3 (T44) 51.35% (179) -.688 (T181) 599
19. Hideki Matsuyama* (15) 295.3 (T37) 59.52% (T124) 67.59% (T33) 33-9 (T26) 42.86% (190) -1.565 (191) 601
20. Ernie Els (4) 289.5 (T82) 57.77% (150) 59.31% (186) 36-0 (T130) 60.24% (T46) .027 (94) 688
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