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The Tour Report

April 30 2013

2:07 PM

Midseason numbers: Best of '13

Phil Mickelson had the low round of the season's first half -- a 60 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open that was this close to a 59. (Martin/Getty Images)


MORE: Midseason awards

The PGA TOUR Season has reached its midway point. There are 18 events in the books and 18 remaining before we reach the FedExCup Playoffs. Below are some of the numbers that have helped define the 2013 season to date.

Lowest 18-hole rounds of 2013:

A 59 was cruelly taken away from Phil Mickelson with a brutal final-hole lip-out at TPC Scottsdale during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Mickelson didn't fret over it long, however, as he went on to become the season's only wire-to-wire victor thus far. Here's a look at some of the other stellar rounds from the first half of the season.

To par
Phil Mickelson
TPC Scottsdale
WM Phoenix Open
Scott Piercy
TPC Scottsdale
WM Phoenix Open
Brian Stuard
PGA West (Palmer)
Humana Challenge
62 10-under Kevin Chappell 4 PGA West (Palmer) Humana Challenge
62 10-under James Hahn 4 PGA West (Palmer) Humana Challenge
62 10-under David Lingmerth 4 PGA West (Palmer) Humana Challenge
62 9-under Ryan Palmer 4 TPC Scottsdale WM Phoenix Open
62 9-under James Hahn 4 TPC Scottsdale WM Phoenix Open
62 8-under Scott Langley 1 Waialae CC Sony Open in Hawaii
62 8-under Chris Kirk 2 Waialae CC Sony Open in Hawaii
62 8-under Harris English 3 Waialae CC Sony Open in Hawaii
63 9-under Jason Kokrak 1 La Quinta CC Humana Challenge

Largest winning margins:

Things have been tighter lately. The four tournaments listed below were among the first five contested this season.

Strokes Player Tournament
4 Dustin Johnson
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Hyundai Tournament of Champions
Farmers Insurance Open
WM Phoenix Open
3 Russell Henley Sony Open in Hawaii

Holes-in-one on TOUR in 2013:

Trump Internationl surrendered a TOUR-high four aces this year. The last course to allow that many holes-in-one: Grayhawk Golf Club at the 2009 Frys.com Open (Chad Campbell, Ted Purdy, Nicholas Thompson and Rickie Fowler hit holes-in-one that week).

Player Course Hole Round Tournament
James Driscoll PGA West (Palmer) 15 1 Humana Challenge
Chris Kirk PGA West (Palmer) 3 1 Humana Challenge
Richard H. Lee PGA West (Palmer) 15 4 Humana Challenge
Tag Ridings Torrey Pines (South) 3 1 Farmers Insurance Open
Jim Herman Spyglass Hill GC 12 1 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am
Robert Allenby PGA National 7 2 The Honda Classic
Scott Gardiner Trump International GC 11 1 Puerto Rico Open
Brandt Jobe Trump International GC 11 2 Puerto Rico Open
Ryo Ishikawa Trump International GC 8 3 Puerto Rico Open
Jordan Spieth Trump International GC 11 3 Puerto Rico Open
Kevin Chappell Bay Hill Club & Lodge 14 2 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Carl Pettersson Redstone GC 7 2 Shell Houston Open
Greg Chalmers TPC San Antonio 16 4 Valero Texas Open
Jamie Donaldson Augusta National GC 6 1 Masters Tournament

Low 72 hole scores:

No one had posted a score below 260 in each of the last two season but we have seen that barrier broken three times in the first half of 2013.

Score To par Player Round-by-round Tournament
256 28-under Phil Mickelson 60-65-64-67 WM Phoenix Open
256 24-under Russell Henley 63-63-67-63 Sony Open in Hawaii
259 21-under Tim Clark 64-66-66-63 Sony Open in Hawaii
260 24-under Brandt Snedeker 64-66-65-65 WM Phoenix Open
261 23-under Scott Piercy 70-66-64-61 WM Phoenix Open

Best come-from-behind victories:

At this time a season ago, four players had already made 6-or-more stroke comebacks on the final day to win. The rallies haven't been as grand, but there has been no shortage of drama on TOUR thus far in 2013.

Deficit Player Tournament
6 strokes Brian Gay Humana Challenge
5 strokes Martin Laird Valero Texas Open
4 strokes Graeme McDowell RBC Heritage

First-time winners:

Just nine players earned their maiden TOUR victories in 2012 but we're two-thirds of the way there in just the first half of 2013.

Player Tournament Player Tournament
Russell Henley Sony Open in Hawaii Scott Brown Puerto Rico Open
John Merrick Northern Trust Open Kevin Streelman Tampa Bay Championship
Michael Thompson The Honda Classic Billy Horschel Zurich Classic of New Orleans


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