I loves me some sports stats. After over 1.4 million swings during a PGA Tour season, some cool achievements are earned.
GolfWorld’s Shane Ryan compiles the best from the recently ended campaign.
1: Number of players this season who opened with a round over par and went on to win a tournament (Graeme McDowell shot a one-over 73 at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship)
5: Consecutive birdies on par 3s by Cam Champ and Patton Kizzire, tied for the second-best streak of the decade.
12: Number of rounds that Brooks Koepka held the outright or a share of the lead on tour in 2018-’19, the most on tour (Rory was second-best at 8).
17: Consecutive holes with a one-putt or better by Brian Stuard, the best streak since Cameron Tringale went 19 holes in 2012.
35: The number of tour events played by rookie Sungjae Im, most among all pros and the most since Danny Lee in 2015. From his first tournament in the fall to the Tour Championship, Im skipped the following events: the CIMB Classic, Puerto Rico Open (an alternate event to the WGC), the Zurich Classic (maybe he didn’t have a teammate?) and the Barracuda Championship (another alternate event).
59.5: Percentage of third-round leaders or co-leaders in tour events who went on to win the tournament (25 of 42), compared to 19 percent of first-round leaders (eight of 42) and 42.8 percent of second-round leaders (18 of 42).
361: Holes without a three-putt for Webb Simpson, the best streak of the year and the third-best of the decade. (Absurdly, Freddie Jacobson owns the best mark of the decade with 542.)