Best Stats From The 2013 PGA Tour Season

The PGA Tour released its comprehensive summary of stats from the 2013 season Wednesday. Here’s some key numbers from the season.


2013 PGA Tour events:

0 were won by players leading the field in driving distance
0 were won by players leading the field in driving accuracy
2 were won by players leading the field in strokes gained putting*
4 were won by players leading the field in scrambling
6 were won by players leading the field in greens in regulation

*33 events where ShotLink was used (not used at Majors).

Wins and money won by top-10 players in each category:

Driving Distance: $13.4m, 2 wins
Driving Accuracy: $24.2m, 4 wins
Greens In Regulation: $26.3m, 4 wins
Scrambling: $15m, 1 win
Strokes Gained Putting: $22.7m, 5 wins.

The Average PGA Tour Player:

Drives 287 yards
Hits 9 of 14 fairways
Hits 12 of 18 greens
Hits their approach to an average of 35 feet 1 inch.
Has 29 putts per round
Makes 86.74% of putts inside 10 feet.
Fails to get up-n-down, on average, from greenside bunkers (49.84%)

The Best:

Driving Distance: Luke List (306.3 yards)
Driving Accuracy: Jerry Kelly (71.81%)
Greens In Regulation: Henrik Stenson (71.96%)
Scrambling: Bob Estes (66.19%)
Sand Saves: KJ Choi (67.18%)
Strokes Gained Putting: Greg Chalmers (+0.854 per round)

The Worst:

Driving Distance: Mike Weir (270.5 yards)
Driving Accuracy: Luke List (45.58%)
Greens In Regulation: Brian Gay (56.68%)
Scrambling: Robert Garrigus (48.74%)
Sand Saves: Andrew Svobada (29.51%)
Strokes Gained Putting: Eric Meierdierks (-0.961 per round)

Top 13 Stats from the 2013 Season:

1) 1,113,325 shots were hit in stroke play events in 2013, with a combined score of 3,239 over par for all PGA Tour events. 144 holes were played in worse than a triple bogey. Two players registered single-hole scores of 7-over par.

2) 4,355 balls found the water in non-major events in 2013. Tommy Gained donated more balls to the water than any other player, doing so 40 times.

3) Every PGA Tour winner found a greenside bunker en route to victory. Jason Dufner and Henrik Stenson were the only two winners to find just one bunker. Stenson found a bunker on the 17th hole of the fourth round at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He holed that bunker shot.

4) Sergio Garcia, Luke Donald, Gary Woodland, Freddie Jacobson and Jin Park combined to make all 2,837 putts they faced from 3ft and in. They were the only players not to miss a putter from this range.

5) At the WGC Cadillac Championship, Brian Gay one-putted 48 times. The most for any 2013 PGA Tour event.

6) PGA Tour players four putted a total of 193 times in 2013. 11 five-putts were also recorded.

7) As well as leading the Tour in scrambling, Bob Estes also went 292 holes (16.2 rounds) without registering a three-putt.

8) Webb Simpson had the most bogey-free rounds in 2013, avoiding bogies in 11 of his 88 rounds.

9) Phil Mickelson hit the longest drive on Tour in 2013. His drive on the 17th hole of the first round of the WGC Cadillac Championship went 450 yards (having hit the cart path… several times)

10) For the first time in more than 10 years on Tour, no player averaged more than 310 yards off the tee. Luke List led the Tour at 306.3 yards. List led the Tour in driving distance but was last on Tour in driving accuracy (45.58%). None of the 10 longest hitters on Tour ranked inside the top-125 in driving accuracy.

11) Despite averaging 68.44% driving accuracy for the season, at one stage Ryan Moore hit 40 consecutive fairways (almost 3 entire rounds). Ken Duke hit 100% of fairways in a round four times in 2013.

12) 17 players hit every green in regulation during a round. Graham DeLaet (3rd in GIR percentage) was the only player to do so twice.

13) Tiger Woods led the PGA Tour in earning $2,040, on average, for each shot he hit in 2013. Scott McCarron, on the other hand, earned just $5.13 per shot.


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