It’s one of those obvious statements, but keeping the ball in the fairway and hitting the green is what a player needs to do at Sea Island to have success. Just look at the leaderboard with David Toms, currently leading at 12 under after a couple of birdies on his front nine, Heath Slocum, Troy Merritt and Joe Durant.
All are in the top 10 in the field in fairways, greens or both with Durant leading the field and both and not having missed a fairway or a green through his first eight holes today.
Through two rounds, Toms missed just one green in regulation on the front nine and three on the back 9 and today he hasn’t missed a green while missing just two fairways through eight holes.
As you can see by the numbers below, it’s a big part of why he’s leading right now. -- Brian Wacker
David Toms - This Week vs. 2010 Season vs. The Field
|Stat||This Week||2010 Season||Field Average|
|Driving accuracy||75 percent (T25)||72 percent (7)||68 percent|
|Greens in regulation||89 percent (T4)||67 percent (82)||74 percent|
|Proximity to hole||30 feet, 2 inches (T28)||32 feet, 8 inches (8)||33 feet, 9 inches|
|Putting average||1.594 (2)||1.757 (T34)||1.809|
|Putting inside 10 feet||28 of 29 (14)||88 percent (70)||88 percent|
|Putts made over 10 feet||8 (T2)||107 (T43)||4.17|
|Putting 10-15 feet||5 of 8 (11)||33 percent (52)||33 percent|
|Feet of putts made||114 feet, 8 inches (10)||73 feet, 2 inches (T69)||83 feet, 2 inches|
|Total birdies||14 (1)||298 (T35)||6.8|