The numbers game – the PGA Tour season broken down in stats

by | Sep 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Rory McIlroy (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Fatiha Betscher

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When it comes to statistics, the PGA Tour is tops in world golf. From how many different countries have been represented in events this 2020/21 PGA Tour year, to how many holes-in-one all season, or maybe you are asking how many suspensions to play the Tour experienced since the opening event just short of a year ago in California? The PGA has it all recorded.

Of course, there is still this week’s Tour Championship to be decided but ahead of the East Lake showdown, the Tour has released a host of statistics from a season that featured an unprecedented six majors. Here’s the 2020/21 campaign broken down in numbers:

Number of tournaments (Including this week’s Tour Championship) –  50

Most wins – 3 – Patrick Cantlay

First time winners – 10

Youngest winner – 22 years, 1 month, 1 day Garrick Higgo Palmetto Championship at Congaree

Oldest winner – 50 years, 11 months, 7 days Phil Mickelson PGA Championship

Wins by players in their 50s – 1 (1 player) Most recent: Phil Mickelson PGA Championship

Wins by players in their 40s – 6 (5 players) Most recent: Lucas Glover John Deere Classic

Wins by players in their 30s – 22 (20 players) Most recent: Tony Finau The Northern Trust

Wins by players in their 20s – 21 (17 players) Most recent: Patrick Cantlay BMW Championship

Largest margin of victory – 6 Bryson DeChambeau (2020 U.S. Open)

Largest comeback (54 holes to play) – 8 Rory McIlroy Wells Fargo Championship

Largest comeback (36 holes to play) – 8 Stewart Cink Fortinet Championship

Largest comeback (18 holes to play) – 6 Garrick Higgo Palmetto Championship at Congaree

Wire-to-wire winners – 0

Play-Offs – 14; Longest Play-Off – 8 holes Travelers Championship

Most weeks as World No. 1 in the season – 36 Dustin Johnson (Weeks 1-35, 39)

Low 18-Hole Score 60 – 3 players Most recent: B. DeChambeau, BMW Champ

Low opening 36-hole score 126 – 2 Most recent: R. Henley, Wyndham Champ.

Low opening 54-hole score 192 – 2 Most recent: H. English, WGC-FESJI

Low 72-Hole Score 259 – Kevin Na Sony Open in Hawaii

Most Birdies in a round – 12 Richy Werenski ZOZO C’ship

Most Eagles in a round – 3 Tyrrell Hatton, Palmetto Championship & Matthew Wolff, Shriners Children’s Open

Longest Drive – 425yards (Lee Westwood AT&T Byron Nelson)

Longest Hole Out – 272 yards (Scott Harrington Sanderson Farms C’ship

Longest Putt Made – 92’11” (Zach Johnson 2020 U.S. Open)

Longest Birdie Streak – 7 (Keith Mitchell 3M Open)

Holes-in-one – 37

Low 36-hole cut -7-under (Shriners Children’s Open)

High 36-hole cut – +6 (2020 U.S. Open)

High 36-hole cut (non-majors) – +3 (Houston Open)

Successful defending champions – O

Suspension in play – 24; Longest suspension in play – Over 24 hours at Northern Trust

International PGA Tour members – 96 from 29 different countries outside US

Most US States to host a tournament – California with 8 (Texas & Florida with 5)

Countries outside of the US to host PGA Tour sanctioned events – 5 (Bermuda 1, Dominican Republic 2, England 1, Mexico 1, Puerto Rico 1.)

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