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 Open Championship:
Longest drive: Marc Leishman, 379 yards
He didn't take home the claret jug, but Leishman hit the longest drive of the week at the Old Course.
Recent leaders: Justin Thomas, 361 yards (John Deere Classic); Andres Gonzales, 365 yards (Greenbrier Classic)
Driving distance: Jason Day, 316.9 yards
Day led the field in driving distance while recording his sixth top-5 finish in a major.
Recent leaders: Robert Garrigus, 313.8 (John Deere Classic); Tony Finau, 313.9 yards (Greenbrier Classic)
Carry distance: Andrew Loupe, 313.1 yards
The next three stats were not available at the Open, so Loupe gets the win this week with a mighty 313.1 yard average at the Barbasol.
Recent leaders: Harris English, 299.8 yards (John Deere Classic); Tony Finau, 319.2 yards (Greenbrier Classic)
Clubhead speed: Charlie Beljan, 125.59 mph (Barbasol Championship)
Beljan not only led the field in Alabama, but he also has the season-long lead in this category.
Recent leaders: Jhonattan Vegas, 125.43 mph (John Deere Classic); Tony Finau, 124.20 mph (Greenbrier Classic)
Ball speed: Charlie Beljan, 184.48 mph (Barbasol Championship)
After missing two straight cuts, Beljan finished T-36 in the opposite-field event.
Recent leaders: Hudson Swafford, 178.42 mph (John Deere Classic); Bubba Watson, 183.56 mph (Greenbrier Classic)