April 10 2012
By Alex Turnbull, ShotLink
Snedeker's 2011 brilliance on the greens
- Defending RBC Heritage champion Brandt Snedeker started the final round in 2011 six shots behind leader Luke Donald. Snedeker caught fire with the putter, draining eight putts from over eight feet converting nine birdies (second-most final-round birdies since 1983 at The Heritage).
- Snedeker made a field-leading total of 132 feet of putts in
the final round (64 more feet of putts
than the field average and 14 more feet than the next best player).
- Since 2003, when ShotLink began tracking this data, only four
other players have made 8 putts
from over eight feet in a round at Harbour Town Golf Links (only one other time in the final round).
- For the week, Snedeker converted an impressive 10 of 19 putts
when putting from 10
to 20 feet (53 percent).
At just under 7,000 yards, Harbour Town places a premium on iron play over power:
|1||PGA National Champion Course/The Honda Classic||266.7 yards|
|2||Harbour Town Golf Links/RBC Heritage||267.2 yards|
|3||Shaughnessy G&CC/RBC Canadian Open||267.4 yards|
|4||Innisbrook Resort - Copperhead/Transitions Championship||271.5 yards|
|5||Pebble Beach Golf Links/AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||272.0 yards|
In the past few years, no course has had more hole-outs than Harbour Town Golf Links. In each of the last two years, Harbour Town has yielded more than 100 hole-outs in tournament play:
|Year||Total hole-outs||Rank on TOUR|
|2011||101||1st on TOUR|
|2010||103||1st on TOUR|
|2009||73||2nd on TOUR|
|2008||83||Tied for 1st on TOUR|