Thursday 18 December 2008

Putting for Dough Proved Once Again!

More proof, if proof was needed, of the old adage about putting for dough is revealed in more interesting statistics from the US PGA Tour. Joe Durant led the PGA Tour in greens hit in regulation, Olin Browne led the Tour in driving accuracy and Robert Garrigus was the second longest hitter on tour. Yet all three had to go back to Q-School where Garrigus was the only one to win back his card.

A closer look at the stats tables reveal that while Durant was the best at getting to the green, he was also the worst on it (197th out of 197 with 30.86 putts per round). Browne may have been the most accurate off the tee, but he was also one of the shortest (194th - 272.1 yard average drive) and also a poor putter when he eventually got there (176th with 29.99 putts per round). Meanwhile, Garrigus may be long, but he's also all over the shop (176th in driving accuracy - 56.23% of fairways hit) and a poor putter (154th with 29.74 putts per round).

We here at Golf Predictor reckon that more work on the practice green would really have been the order of the day for these guys!

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