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Stats Report
  • Strokes gained: RBC Heritage

  • Branden Grance’s short game served him well at Harbour Town Golf Links. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Branden Grance’s short game served him well at Harbour Town Golf Links. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Branden Grace, a seven-time winner on the European Tour, won his first PGA TOUR event at the RBC Heritage. After the tournament, Grace said, “I think my chipping and my wedge play was superb today.” This was true not only on Sunday, but also for the rest of the tournament. Forty-two percent of his total strokes gained came from his short game and another 37 percent from his putting.

Here’s a round-by-round strokes gained breakdown of Herman’s play at the RBC Heritage:

  Strokes gained per round (ranks in parentheses)
Branden Grace Total Drive Appr Short Putt Rank out of
RBC Heritage 3.7 (1) 0.4 (17) 0.3 (40) 1.5 (2) 1.4 (10) 75
Round 1 5.8 (1) 0.2 (69) 0.2 (64) 2.0 (4) 3.5 (5) 132
Round 2 -2.1 (102) -0.7 (99) -0.8 (87) 0.0 (67) -0.6 (82) 128
Round 3 4.6 (9) 1.1 (8) 0.7 (31) 2.0 (4) 0.7 (30) 82
Round 4 6.3 (2) 1.2 (8) 1.2 (17) 2.0 (6) 1.8 (13) 75

Here's a round-by-round strokes gained breakdown of second-place finisher Russell Knox’s play at the RBC Heritage:

  Strokes gained per round (ranks in parentheses)
Russell Knox Total Drive Appr Short Putt Rank out of
RBC Heritage 3.2 (2) 1.1 (2) 0.6 (27) 0.3 (28) 1.1 (14) 75
Round 1 -0.2 (69) 1.1 (15) -0.2 (75) -0.2 (72) -0.9 (93) 132
Round 2 6.9 (1) 1.1 (13) 1.7 (17) 0.6 (39) 3.5 (4) 128
Round 3 0.6 (43) 1.6 (3) -1.9 (70) 1.1 (16) -0.2 (49) 82
Round 4 5.3 (4) 0.6 (21) 3.0 (4) -0.4 (46) 2.1 (7) 75

Luke Donald continued his improved play this season and finished in second place for the fourth time at the event. Here's a round-by-round strokes gained breakdown of Donald’s play at the RBC Heritage:

  Strokes gained per round (ranks in parentheses)  
Luke Donald Total Drive Appr Short Putt Rank out of
RBC Heritage 3.2 (3) 0.1 (39) 1.3 (8) 0.6 (18) 1.1 (15) 75
Round 1 5.8 (2) 1.1 (16) 3.3 (3) 0.3 (55) 1.2 (31) 132
Round 2 0.9 (53) -0.1 (80) 0.6 (51) 0.4 (51) 0.0 (63) 128
Round 3 4.6 (7) 0.6 (19) 0.7 (29) 2.0 (5) 1.2 (20) 82
Round 4 1.3 (29) -1.2 (70) 0.7 (30) -0.2 (43) 2.0 (10) 75

Here’s a strokes gained breakdown of the top eight finishers at the RBC Heritage:

  Strokes gained per round (ranks in parentheses)
Player Total Drive Appr Short Putt
Branden Grace 3.7 (1) 0.4 (17) 0.3 (40) 1.5 (2) 1.4 (10)
Russell Knox 3.2 (T2) 1.1 (2) 0.6 (27) 0.3 (28) 1.1 (14)
Luke Donald 3.2 (T2) 0.1 (39) 1.3 (8) 0.6 (18) 1.1 (15)
Kevin Na 2.7 (T4) -0.2 (58) 0.9 (15) 0.7 (16) 1.3 (11)
Bryson DeChambeau 2.7 (T4) 0.3 (29) 1.2 (9) 1.2 (3) 0.0 (46)
Bryce Molder 2.4 (T6) 0.2 (32) 0.5 (34) 0.2 (33) 1.4 (8)
Jason Kokrak 2.4 (T6) 0.8 (6) 1.0 (12) 0.2 (32) 0.3 (35)
Whee Kim 2.4 (T6) 0.9 (4) -0.9 (68) 0.3 (29) 2.1 (2)
 
Top 8 average 2.8 0.5 0.6 0.6 1.1
Fraction of total 100% 17% 22% 22% 39%

Here’s a strokes gained breakdown of the final round for the top eight finishers at the RBC Heritage:

  Strokes gained in the final round (ranks in parentheses)
Player Total Drive Appr Short Putt
Branden Grace 6.3 (2) 1.2 (8) 1.2 (17) 2.0 (6) 1.8 (13)
Russell Knox 5.3 (4) 0.6 (21) 3.0 (4) -0.4 (46) 2.1 (7)
Luke Donald 1.3 (29) -1.2 (70) 0.7 (30) -0.2 (43) 2.0 (10)
Kevin Na 3.3 (18) 0.3 (33) 0.2 (37) 1.4 (12) 1.4 (19)
Bryson DeChambeau 4.3 (11) -0.5 (55) 1.2 (19) 1.6 (10) 1.9 (11)
Bryce Molder 5.3 (6) 0.6 (25) 1.2 (21) 2.2 (3) 1.3 (20)
Jason Kokrak -0.7 (47) 1.6 (4) -0.4 (47) -1.7 (68) -0.3 (43)
Whee Kim 3.3 (14) 1.9 (1) -3.2 (72) 1.8 (8) 2.7 (4)