October 01, 2014
By Bill Cooney, PGATOUR.COM
- (Graphic by Mark Lepecheur/PGA TOUR)
Chesson Hadley picked up his first PGA TOUR victory along with a total of four top 10s en route to being named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.
Hadley, 27, was one of 10 first-time winners on TOUR in 2013-14 and won in his 13th start at the Puerto Rico Open. He finished the season strong, carding a T9 at the Deutsche Bank Championship and a T12 at the BMW Championship. He finished 49th in the FedExCup standings, the best finish for a rookie this season.
STATS AT A GLANCE
Hadley averaged 293.7 yards off the tee and hit 59.52 percent of his fairways, which combined to put him at 48th in total driving on TOUR. He also hit 66.20 percent of his greens and had a proximity value of 34 feet, 2 inches, which ranked 19th on TOUR.
Hadley was strongest on the greens, though. He ranked 18th in Strokes Gained: Putting, picking up a half stroke on the field average per round.
|Stat||Hadley rank||Hadley value||TOUR average|
|Greens in Regulation||39||66.20%||64.90%|
|Proximity to the Hole||19||34'-2"||36'-1"|
|Going for the Green||3||71.43%||49.15%|
|Strokes Gained: Putting||18||0.534||--|
|Putting from inside 10 feet
|Putting from 10 to 15 feet
|Strokes Gained: Total
Hadley ranked third in going for the green -- birdie or better percentage in the FedExCup Playoffs making birdie or better 71.4 percent of the time he went for the green. He went for it 21 times in the Playoffs on drivable par 4s and reachable par 5s. Of those attempts, he converted 15 of those (71.4%) to rank third in the FedExCup Playoffs. He was a combined 15 under on those 21 attmepts.
Chesson Hadley wins the Puerto Rico Open