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  • Midseason report: Biggest player improvements

  • Bubba Watson ranks 12th in scrambling this season after ranking 150th last season. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR) Bubba Watson ranks 12th in scrambling this season after ranking 150th last season. (Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)

We've reached the midway point of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, with the Masters marking the 21st event. With that in mind, our ShotLink team at the PGA TOUR took a look at players who have improved the most from last season to this season in stats rankings.

Bubba Watson's scrambling improvement stands out. The Masters champion improved the most in that category, moving up to 12th this season after finishing 150th at season's end in 2013. He impoved nearly 10 percentage points in scrambling.

Nicolas Colsaerts' putting improvement is just as impressive. He moved up 145 spots from 2013 in strokes gained-putting.

You can take a look below at the biggest movers in scoring average, total driving, ball-striking, scrambling and strokes gained-putting.

* -- Denotes player won in 2013-14

SCORING AVERAGE      
Player 2013 rank
2013-14 rank Difference
Brian Harman
130 (71.29) 30 (70.41) +100
*Matt Every 96 (71.02) 8 (69.79) +88
Seung-Yul Noh
154 (71.62) 67 (70.86) +87
Ryo Ishikawa 147 (71.51) 68 (70.88) +79
Robert Allenby
171 (72.05) 93 (71.27) +78

 

 

TOTAL DRIVING      
Player 2013 rank 2013-14 rank Difference
John Merrick 155 36 +119
Chris Stroud 161 57 +104
Stewart Cink
153 58 +95
Martin Kaymer 88 1 +87
*Chris Kirk 122 35 +87

 

 

BALL-STRIKING      
Player 2013 rank 2013-14 rank Difference
Chris Stroud 148 35 +113
Michael Thompson 168 72 +96
David Toms 123 31 +92
John Merrick
102 21 +81
*Patrick Reed 140 59 +81

 

 

SCRAMBLING      
Player 2013 rank 2013-14 rank Difference
*Bubba Watson
150 (54.48%) 12 (64.33%) +138
Ricky Barnes
162 (53.23%) 45 (60.68%) +117
Robert Garrigus
180 (48.74%) 68 (59.39%) +112
*John Senden 153 (53.97%) 44 (60.87%) +109
Robert Allenby
168 (52.77%) 64 (59.74%) +104

 

 

 STROKES GAINED-PUTTING
     
Player 2013 rank 2013-14 rank Difference
Nicolas Colsaerts
172 (-.591) 27 (.422) +145
*Matt Every
120 (-.098) 4 (.950) +116
Scott Piercy 132 (-.185) 23 (.475) +109
Michael Thompson 123 (-.124) 16 (.597) +107
*John Senden
124 (-.135) 20 (.513) +104
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