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The Tour Report

April 10 2012

12:43 PM

ShotLink: Inside Harbour Town G.L.

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Brandt Snedeker made 132 feet of putts in the final round at Harbour Town last year. That is just over seven feet per hole.

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:

Rank Course/Tournament Average drive
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