Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll take a detailed look at the players who pounded the farthest and fastest drives on the PGA Tour. Here are the five most important distance-related stats from the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational:
Longest drive: Paul Casey, 377 yards
For the second week in a row, the guy who hit the longest drive failed to make the weekend. The 5-foot-10 Casey, who averages 298 off the tee, missed the cut at Bay Hill after rounds of 71-72.
Recent leaders: Scott Pinckney, 380 yards (Valspar Championship); Gary Woodland, 382 yards (WGC-Cadillac Championship)
Driving distance: Adam Scott, 308.4 yards
Having played only four events on Tour this season, Scott is actually second in average driving distance, behind Dustin Johnson, at an even 309. Of course, of greater concern for the Aussie is his thus-far-turbulent relationship with his new putter.
Recent leaders: Andres Romero, 295.8 yards (Valspar Championship); Dustin Johnson, 328.3 (WGC-Cadillac Championship)
Carry distance: Adam Scott, 300.0 yards
Fittingly, Scott led in this category, too, while Johnson, just like above, continues to lead the Tour at 309.8. Scott finished T-35 at Bay Hill after forfeiting what was the longest made-cut streak on Tour the previous week.
Recent leaders: Robert Garrigus, 307.5 yards (Valspar Championship); Dustin Johnson, 319.6 (WGC-Cadillac Championship)
Clubhead speed: Henrik Stenson, 123.47 mph
Stenson didn't win Sunday, but he did pass Bubba Watson, who knows a thing or two about clubhead speed, to take over as No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Recent leaders: Henrik Stenson, 122.06 mph (Valspar Championship); Bubba Watson, 123.85 mph (WGC-Cadillac Championship)
Ball speed: Jason Kokrak, 180.16 mph
You'll notice Stenson and Kokrak both retained their titles from the prior week at the Valpsar, and Kokrak's last two weeks have actually yield his top two finishes on Tour this season, a T-7 and T-6.
Recent leaders: Jason Kokrak, 180.67 mph (Valspar Championship); Bubba Watson,184.65 (WGC-Cadillac Championship);