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PGA Tour Stats Review: 2011 Final Stats

Ed Cushing

Ed Cushing

Cushing covers the PGA Tour for RotoWire, bringing a sabermetric approach to golf stats. Retired and living in the mountains of North Carolina, Cushing is in the running for the Most Interesting Man in Fantasy Sports. He's golfed the Doral Blue Monster, Harbour Town GC, Hilton Head and Augusta National, among many other tough courses. A classically trained pianist, Cushing still plays professionally. He roots for the University of Virginia because the Cavaliers may lose the game, but they ALWAYS win the party. He also made a fortune off the '72 Dolphins.

2011 PGA Tour Stats by Tournament

Hopefully, the recap of the winner's statistics that ran each week throughout the season offered some perspective in providing comparisons of performances by the winners. The holy grail of hitting greens and putting well is again supported by the numbers - it'll be the same next year.


EVENT WINNER DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE GIR GIR PUTTS PUTTS EAGLE/ BOGEY/
%of56 RNK DIS DIS RNK %of72 RNK Per GIR RNK RND RNK BIRDIE DBL
Tourney of Champ. Byrd, -24 80.0 11 273.4 21 86.1 10 1.69 8 29 3 1/25 3/0
Sony Open M. Wilson, -16 73.0 2 289.3 24 75.110 1.67 5 27.5 6 0/21 5/0
Bob Hope - Five Rds Vegas, -27 75.0 13 308.7 3 76.719 1.65 22 27.4 16 1/34 9/0
Farmers Insur.Open B. Watson, -16 50.0 28 316.6 1 81.91 1.73 26 29 32 2/20 8/0
Phoenix Open M. Wilson, -18 66.0 16 290.3 68 84.71 1.66 11 28.8 39 0/22 4/0
Pebble Bch Pro-Am Points, -15 80.0 7 285.6 40 69.4 17 1.6 1 27 2 2/23 10/1
Northern Trust Baddeley, -12 50.0 57 276.5 42 72.2 3 1.83 54 28.5 35 1/15 3/1
Mayakoba Wagner, -17 67.9 36 277.9 54 79.2 4 1.68 7 28 8 1/17 2/0
Honda Classic Sabbatini, -9 53.6 56 286.3 26 65.321 1.77 19 27 2 0/15 6/0
WGC-Cadillac(Doral) Watney ,-16 58.9 12 297.6 14 68.112 1.57 2 26.3 9 1/22 6/1
Puerto Rico Open M. Bradley, -16 64.3 24 293.1 42 81.92 1.75 20 30 49 2/18 6/0
Transitions Champ. Woodland, -15 57.7 54 296.5 7 70.829 1.65 5 27 2 0/22 7/0
Arnold Palmer Inv. Laird, -8 71.4 23 296.6 5 68.1 20 1.78 22 28.8 18 1/18 10/1
Houston Open Mickelson, -20 53.6 67 314.6 6 77.8 11 1.64 3 28 11 1/27 7/1
Masters C. Schwartzel, -14 66.1 31 278.4 44 68.018 26.7 2 2/17 7/0
Texas Open B. Steele, -8 64.3 7 303.0 10 58.340 1.69 13 26.0 2 0/17 7/1
The Heritage B. Snedeker, -12 80.4 3 271.0 59 61.130 1.59 2 25.8 4 0/21 9/0
Zurich Classic B. Watson, -15 71.4 13 331.4 1 80.6 1 1.74 41 29.3 57 3/16 5/0
Wells Fargo Champ. L. Glover, -15 46.4 49 303.0 25 70.8 26 1.59 1 29.5 3 1/22 9/0
THE PLAYERS K. Choi, -13 71.4 10 280.8 43 69.4 21 1.64 8 27.0 6 1/19 6/1
Crowne Plaza D. Toms, -15 67.9 4 299.1 28 72.2 4 1.58 1 27.3 9 1/20 5/1
ByronNelson Champ. K. Bradley P1, -3 58.9 10 316.8 7 65.3 6 1.85 47 29.5 45 0/13 10/0
The Memorial S. Stricker, -16 80.4 3 295.6 35 65.3 30 1.60 5 26.5 3 3/19 9/0
St. Jude H. Frazar, P1 -13 57.1 46 316.9 1 69.4 8 1.64 1 26.8 5 0/19 4/1
U.S. Open R. McIlroy, -16 64.326 310.07 86.11 1.65 29.729 1/19 3/1
Travelers Champ. F. Jacobson, -20 85.7 9 274.6 46 72.2 34 1.67 11 26.5 3 0/21 1/0
AT&T National N. Watney, -13 69.6 10 320.8 4 70.8 27 1.67 3 27.8 2 1/20 9/0
John Deere Classic S. Stricker, -22 64.3 58 318.0 12 73.6 33 1.55 1 25 1 1/25 3/1
Viking Classic C. Kirk, -22 64.3 43 292.0 12 79.2 12 1.63 10 27.3 12 1/24 4/0
British Open D. Clarke, -5 41.0 311.7 70.829.7 2/14 11/1
Canadian Open S. O'Hair, P1 -4 58.9 27 299.6 3 59.7 19 1.84 61 28.8 36 0/17 13/0
Greenbrier ClassicS. Stallings P1 62.5 54 323.5 5 79.2 2 1.72 19 30.0 53 0/19 9/0
BridgestoneA. Scott -17 64.3 15 319.6 6 70.8 9 1.63 4 26.54 0/21 4/0
PGA ChampionshipK. Bradley P1 -8 62.5 301.8 77.7 1.68 29.2 1/19 6/3
Wyndham Champ.W. Simpson -18 69.6 15 310.5 13 79.2 131.682 28.8 9 3/17 3/1
Barclays-54 holesD.Johnson -19 59.5 44 311.7 2 83.3 9 1.627 28.0 8 1/21 2/1
Deutsche BankW. Simpson P1 -15 62.544 299.440 65.3 351.62 26.5 3 2/17 6/0
BMW ChampionshipJ. Rose -13 75.04 299.525 70.831.67 5 27.816 1/198/0
TOUR Champ.B. Haas P1 -862.5 5 299.9 9 69.4 11 1.58128.8 9 0/22 12/1
H.Mahan P2 -860.76 294.815 76.451.76 1029.818 1/148/0
 
AVERAGE65.126.1 300.5 21.1 72.9 14.6 1.66 13.0 27.9 14.9

Note: Hunter Mahan's Tour Championship stats not included in average; Tour Championship stats reflect 30-player field.

TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

First glances of the stats comparison of Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan might give wonder as to how come Mahan only wound up with a tie. Without delving deeply into what happened, Haas out-putted Mahan when it counted.

Haas, playing ahead of Mahan, birdied the tough sixth while Mahan bogied - a two-shot swing. Mahan couldn't get a birdie to drop the rest of the front nine. At the par-5 ninth he parred, again missing a birdie.

Mahan bogied the 13th, Haas birdied. Another two-stroke swing. Mahan wound up with one birdie and two bogeys closing with a 1-over 71 while Haas shot a 2-under 68.

Haas' pressure-packed miracle shot out of the water at the 17 in the playoff had to have a negative impact on Mahan that carried over to Mahan's missed putt at the closing hole.