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PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Mayakoba Classic

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PGA TOUR STATS: Mayakoba Golf Classic

Each week we'll list the statistical breakdown of the upcoming PGA Tour event. Below are the results of last week's Northern Trust Open and the top finishers from last year's Mayakoba Golf Classic. For last year's full-season results, go here.

2012 PGA Tour Events

EVENT WINNER DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE GIR GIR STK GN PUTTS EAGLES BIRDIE BOGEY DBL BOG
%of56 RNK DIS DIS RNK %of72 RNK /PUTT RNK
TOC Stricker -23 66.7 11 268.3 15 81.9 13 1.25 3 1 26 3 1
Sony Wagner -13 41.1 56 276.4 68 70.8 10 1.58 3 2 17 8 0
Humana M. Wilson -24 74.1 18 279.3 69 80.6 73 1.04 4 2 24 4 0
Farmers Snedeker -16 P1 58.9 13 284.8 47 70.8 33 1.03 12 0 24 8 0
Phoenix K. Stanley -15 60.7 24 287.5 70 79.2 3 1.14 11 2 18 7 0
Pebble Bch Mickelson -17 61.8 62 272.8 58 75.0 3 3.33 1 1 19 4 0
Nor. Trust Haas -7 P1 55.4 50 279.8 30 50.0 58 2.25 3 1 15 10 0
Mickelson -7 P2 50.0 48 300.1 16 61.1 14 0.37 30 1 14 9 0
Bradley -7 P2 51.8 39 307.0 6 55.6 30 2.38 1 0 18 11 0
AVERAGE 57.8 35.6 284.0 42.1 69.4 18.5 1.60 7.5 1.1 19.4 7.1 0.1

Last Week's Northern Trust Open

Bill Haas rode great putting to victory last weekend at Riviera. Not only did he rank third with 2.25 strokes gained putting, he buried a 45-foot bridie putt on Riviera's fabled 312-yard 10th hole to win a three-man playoff over Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley. The latter duo had huge birdie putts of their own on the 18th hole to force the playoff.

But while Bradley was even better than Haas on the greens (2.38 strokes gained, 1st), Mickelson was inconsistent. He missed three straight putts inside 10 feet on the back nine, including consecutive bogeys at the turn, and made back-to-back three-putt bogeys on No. 14 and No. 15.

This Week's Mayakoba Golf Classic


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
2011 Mayakoba Wagner -17 P1 67.9 36 277.9 54 79.2 4 1.68 7 28.0 8 1/17 2/0
Levin -17 P2 71.4 21 299.8 5 77.8 7 1.70 11 28.5 20 0/23 6/0
Cook -14 62.5 50 281.4 46 81.9 1 1.71 19 29.3 38 0/18 4/0
Stroud -13 67.9 36 279.8 51 73.6 17 1.74 31 28.8 27 1/19 8/0
Sabbatini -12 62.5 50 292.0 20 66.7 50 1.65 2 27.3 2 1/22 12/0
Toms -12 87.5 1 276.8 57 79.2 4 1.70 13 29.5 47 0/21 9/0
Gay -12 69.6 32 276.6 58 75.0 13 1.65 3 28.3 13 0/21 9/0
Baird -12 76.8 12 287.1 39 76.4 10 1.78 47 29.0 33 018 6/0
Lyle -12 82.1 4 279.1 52 72.2 30 1.77 43 28.8 27 1/16 6/0
Gates -12 73.2 17 299.1 6 72.2 30 1.73 29 28.3 13 1/18 8/0
AVERAGE 72.1 25.9 285.0 38.8 75.4 16.6 1.71 20.5 28.6 22.8


El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, was designed by Greg Norman, who is in the field this week along with several Champions Tour players.

Johnson Wagner captured last year's tournament in a playoff over Spencer Levin. Wagner hit nearly 80 percent of greens in regulation and putted very well too. Those two elements provided the difference for Wagner as he made only two bogeys for the tournament.
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