February 7 2012
About last year's winner:
week, Points was solid tee-to-green, ranking T-16th for total driving and T-14th for ball striking. Points missed 11 fairways, ranking T-7th in the field for driving accuracy.
- On the greens of Pebble Beach Golf Links he missed just one putt inside 10 feet (31 of 32) ranking T-2nd from this distance. He also ranked 5th in the field for putts gained, outperforming the field by over four total strokes with his putter on the host course.
- For the week, Points made a career best tying two eagles and 23 total birdies (also made 23 birdies at the 2010 Greenbrier Classic).
The key shot? His eagle on No. 14 (Watch it here)
On the par-5 14th hole, Points holed out from 100 yards for eagle to take the lead. Points was the only player to eagle the 14th hole all week. In fact, the last player to eagle the 14th hole in this event prior to Points was in 2004, when Scott Gutschewski holed out from 67 yards for eagle in the third round.
How hard was that shot?
The average third shot on the 14th hole measured 118.7 yards.
From this distance, only one in every three 3
players (37 percent) found the green, and when they did, they were 40 feet to the pin on average.
At a mere 6,816 yards, Pebble Beach remains the shortest course on the PGA TOUR. It's a chip shot shorter than Monterey Peninsula CC, another course in the Pebble rota:
|Pebble Beach||6,816||AT&T Pebble Beach|
|Monterey Peninsula||6,836||AT&T Pebble Beach|
|TPC River Highlands||6,841||Travelers Championship|
|El Camaleon||6,923||Mayakoba Golf Classic|
|PGA West (Nicklaus)||6,924||Humana Challenge|
-- ShotLink data by Alex Turnbull