April 08, 2014
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
- Adam Scott led the field in greens in regulation en route to winning last year's Masters. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Looking for some statistical help in making your Masters selections? Here’s some numbers to look at when trying to pick a winner:
-- Just two of the past 14 Masters champions have led the field in driving distance en route to victory. Phil Mickelson is the last champion to accomplish this feat when he led the field with a 299.3-yard average en route to victory in 2006.
-- Eight of the past 10 Masters winners ranked in the top 20 in driving distance for the week. Six of the past 10 ranked in the top 10, with another winner (Cabrera, 2009) ranking 11th.
-- Trevor Immelman (2008) was the last Masters winner to rank in the top 30 in driving accuracy for the week. Immelman led the field in accuracy while ranking fourth in driving distance.
-- Six of the last seven ballstriking leaders (total driving plus greens in regulation) have finished inside the top 10 at the Masters.
-- Eleven of the last 14 Masters champions have ranked inside the top five in greens in regulation. Adam Scott led the field in greens in regulation last year.
-- The last seven Masters champions have ranked inside the top seven in scrambling en route to victory.