INSIDE THE NUMBERS
January 20, 2014
By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM
- Chad Campbell hit a remarkable 65 greens in regulation at Humana, but finished T69. (Cohen/Getty Images)
Patrick Reed set a record through 54 holes and went on to win the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation on Sunday. But when it comes to numbers, the play of Zach Johnson, Chad Campbell and Brendon Todd was just as interesting. To find out why, let's go inside the numbers ...
10 Number top-10 finishes for Zach Johnson in his past 13 PGA TOUR events since last year’s John Deere Classic. … Johnson’s streak includes six top-fives and two wins. In 2013-14, Johnson won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, was T8 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and his final-round 62 gave him a T3 at Humana. He has accumulated 727 FedExCup points in the past three weeks and currently ranks fourth in the standings. Yes, he's the hottest golfer on the planet.
11 Consecutive one-putts or better for Todd at Humana. … Todd had 10 one-putts and one zero-putt on his final four holes of the first round and first seven holes of Round 2 at PGA West, a stretch that resulted in eight birdies and three pars. Todd finished the week T6. The streak is tied for the longest streak of the season with WC Liang and would have been the second longest in all of 2013. Tim Herron had the longest streak of 2013 with 14.
28 under Final score by Reed, which tied the second-lowest mark in TOUR history in relation to par. … Reed set the 54-hole scoring mark in relation to par on Saturday after three straight 63s. Click here to see the lowest 72-hole scores in relation to par.
48 of 54 More on Zach Johnson. He missed just six fairways in 54 attempts this week. His fairways mark led the field. … Johnson also leads the TOUR in 2013-14 in driving accuracy, hitting 217 of 282 total fairways (76.95 percent).
57 Number of players to finish in front of Davis Love III (69-68-69-69) and Scott Stallings (68-69-69-69) at Humana despite both players shooting all four rounds in the 60s. … We knew Humana would be a birdie-best, but this number is staggering. Furthermore, Jerry Kelly carded rounds of 69-65-68-66 and didn’t even finish in the top 10 (T13).
65 of 72 Greens in regulation hit at Humana for Campbell, which led the field at a remarkable 90.28 percent. … Get this: Campbell’s GIR performance is the best on TOUR in a 72-hole event since the 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, where Robert Garrigus and Graeme McDowell each hit 66 greens. Garrigus placed second; McDowell was third. What’s even more remarkable with Campbell is that he hit 65 greens and finished T69 with rounds of 71-68-68-69. Why? Campbell also ranked 82 of 84 in strokes gained-putting, losing 1.796 shots per round (only two rounds were measured at PGA West) to the field average on the greens.