This article is part of our PGA Tour Stats Review series.
For many on the PGA Tour, the Texas Open has become a forgotten event, squeezed between the famed Masters-RBC Heritage run and preceding a newly revamped Zurich Classic that'll feature a team format and seven of the top-10 players in the world. But this could be a breakout week for someone. Here's our stats thread.
Wesley Bryan Shines
Wesley Bryan is known for his trick shots but what won him the RBC Heritage was his approach shots. High in proximity to the hole all week – something Nick Faldo stressed on the CBS telecast repeatedly – Bryan finished second in strokes gained – approach to the green, tenth in around the green and 11th in putting. He hit it fairly close, got it close if he missed the green, and made the putts. That'll work.
This is a weird week to pick a stat because the golf course, TPC San Antonio, isn't remembered for much besides Kevin Na's 16 several years ago. The key is to drive it well, as you don't want to get it off line into deep bunkers or native grasses. Those high in strokes gained – off the tee in the field this week are:
Tony Finau - .849 strokes gained on the field per round
Greg Owen - .639
Bryson DeChambeau - .573
Andrew Johnston - .565
Luke List - .565
This is admittedly not a great list, in a field that isn't that great either. We'll recommend Finau because he has a