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October 16 2013

11:33 AM

Z. Johnson's improvement in 2013

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Zach Johnson improved 94 spots in scrambling to end the 2013 PGA TOUR season.

By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM

Zach Johnson went on a tear to finish the 2013 PGA TOUR season. After a marginal first half, Johnson closed out the season with seven top-10 finishes in his final eight starts.

Johnson, who finished 18th in the FedExCup points standings, opens his 2013-14 season at this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. So how did Johnson improve so much? Well, just take a look at the stats.

Johnson moved up a ridiculous 94 spots in scrambling from before his streak -- which started at the John Deere Classic -- to season's end (TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola). He also moved up 71 spots in strokes gained-putting and 69 positions in greens in regulation. See some of his major improvements below.

 

Statistic Pre-John Deere Classic
Final 2013 rank Difference
Total Driving 191 (104) 161 (58) 46
Greens in Regulation 65.47% (84) 68.14% (15) 69
Ball-striking 188 (94) 73 (27) 67
Proximity to the hole 34'-5" (48) 33'-6" (18) 30
Scrambling 54.57% (148) 59.66% (54) 94
Strokes gained-putting -.014 (101) .367 (30) 71
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