PGA Tour stats round-up of 2016

Longest driver? Most accurate iron player? Best putter? See who topped the tables in 2016

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Stats can be misleading – did you know as of December 2016 Kelechi Iheanacho has the best minutes per goal ratio of any Premier League player, ever?

Nonetheless, they’re interesting to peruse, and in golf they can point to areas where players are strong or weak.

We’ve collated the top three in the categories of driver, iron play, around the greens and putting on the PGA Tour from 2016, which may help you pick some winners in 2017…

Driving distance

1. JB Holmes

Average: 314.5 yards
Driver: TaylorMade M1

2. Dustin Johnson

Average: 313.6 yards
Driver: TaylorMade M1

3. Tony Finau

Average: 312.2 yards
Driver:Nike Vapor Fly

Driving accuracy

1. Colt Knost

Accuracy: 73.36%
Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha

2. Thomas Aiken

Accuracy: 72.36%
Driver: Cleveland Classic

3. Jerry Kelly

Accuracy: 71.20%
Driver: Cleveland Classic

Accuracy from fairway

1. Adam Scott

Average distance to hole: 32 feet five inches
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB and Titeist 680 MB

2. David Hearn

Average distance to hole: 32 feet 7 inches
Irons: TaylorMade Psi Tour

3. Robert Garrigus

Average distance to hole: 32 feet, 9 inches
Irons: TaylorMade RSi TP

Approach from 50-125 yards

1. Will MacKenzie

Distance to hole: 15 foot 4 inches
Wedges: ?

2. Stewart Cink

Distance to hole: 15 feet 5 inches
Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6

T2 Tim Wilkinson
Distance to hole: 15 feet 5 inches
Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6

4 Dustin Johnson

Distance to hole: 16 feet
Wedge: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF


1. Brandt Snedeker

Average Relative to Par (RTP): +.638
Wedge: Bridgestone J15

2. David Toms

Average RTP: +.644
Wedge: Cleveland 588 RTX

3. Stuart Appleby

Average RTP: +.622
Wedge: Callaway Mack Daddy 2

Average relative to par score when a player misses the green in regulation, but still makes par or better when the birdie stroke is taken from inside 30 feet.

Putting from outside 25 feet

1. Jordan Spieth

% made: 9.72
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009

2. Jason Day

% made: 9.39
Putter: TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Ghost Spider

3. Dicky Pride

% made: 9.30
Putter: Scotty Cameron Tour Only FastBack Plus

Putting from 5-10 feet

1. Aaron Baddely

% made: 66.78
Putter: Odyssey Works #7CH

2. Andrew Landry

% made: 66.19
Putter: Ping Scottsdale TR ZB S

3. Kevin Kisner % made: 65.77
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #7

From inside 5 feet

1. Jim Furyk

% made: 98.57%
Putter: Odyssey Versa #1 Wide

2. Marc Leishman

% made: 98.34
Putter: Odyssey Versa #1

3. Troy Merritt

% made: 98.32
Putter: Yes! C-Groove Mollie Tour