INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Bubba's short approaches, Tiger's missed cuts
July 01, 2015
By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM
- July 01, 2015
- Tiger Woods has missed eight cuts in his past 69 events compared to five in his first 239. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Let's take a look at Bubba Watson's crazy-short approaches at the Travelers and a few stats on Tiger Woods, who is playing this week's Greenbrier Classic, by going inside the numbers ...
6 Number of players ranked in the top 30 in the FedExCup in each of the past four seasons. … Webb Simpson, who is currently 40th in the standings, is one of the six and will be teeing it up at The Greenbrier. The other five are Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson. Simpson has four top-10s this season.
8 Number of cuts missed by Tiger Woods since 2010. … That’s eight missed cuts in 69 starts (11.6 percent). Tiger missed just five cuts from 1996 to 2009 in a whopping 239 events. That’s a percentage of 2 percent. He also had 164 top-10s and 71 wins in those 239 events compared to 21 top-10s and eight wins in the next 69 starts.
20 of 22 Bubba Watson’s scrambling mark at Travelers, which led the field at 90.91 percent. … That also marks Bubba’s best in 223 career events on TOUR with a minimum of 15 attempts. Watson is up to sixth on TOUR in scrambling at 65 percent, which is also on pace for the best of his career. Since his first full season on TOUR in 2006, Bubba has only ranked inside the top 100 in scrambling twice.
41 Number of three-putts on the 205-yard third hole at The Greenbrier Classic last season. … That marks the most on any hole on TOUR last season. The 219-yard sixth hole at Pinehurst No. 2 was second at 39 and the 532-yard seventh hole at Quail Hollow was third at 34.
127.4 Bubba Watson’s average distance of approach shot after a drive in Round 4 at the Travelers, which is a new TOUR record (since 2003) for a winner. … Watson is also the only TOUR winner to average less than 130 yards in more than one victory in the ShotLInk era. The previous record was held by Dustin Johnson (127.7) in Round 3 during his win at the 2013 Hyundai Tournament of Champions.