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 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, dominated in distance by Brandon Hagy.
Longest drive: Andrew Loupe, 369 yards
A 66 on Friday was enough to get Loupe past the 54-hole cut, but he otherwise failed to break 70 the rest of the weekend, closing with a 75 and and tying for 60th place. Loupe's average driving distance of 302 yards has him 21st on Tour.
Recent leaders: Angel Cabrera, 364 yards (Farmers Insurance Open); Harris English, 396 yards (Waste Management Phoenix Open)
Driving distance: Brandon Hagy, 324.5 yards
It's here we first encounter our big winner this week. Playing in just his second PGA Tour event, the former California Golden Bear's average driving distance at Pebble was second-longest on Tour this season, behind only Tony Finau's mark of 338 yards at the Shriners in October.
Recent leaders: Jason Day, 308.9 yards (Farmers Insurance Open); Tony Finau, 312.6 yards (Waste Management Phoenix Open)
Carry distance: Brandon Hagy, 314.3 yards
Hagy failed to make the cut in his only other start, the Humana, but is quickly making his mark off the tee. His carry distance this week is seven yards farther than Finau's Tour-leading season average of of 307.2.
Recent leaders: Jason Day, 312.9 (Farmers Insurance Open); Tony Finau, 314.2 yards (Waste Management Phoenix Open)
Clubhead speed: Brandon Hagy, 128.58 mph
Here, too, Hagy possesses the kind of power we've not yet seen on Tour in 2015. His clubhead speed at Pebble was the fastest recorded this season. Finau posted 125.88 at the Humana, while Charlie Beljan's Tour-leading average sits at 124.43.
Recent leaders: Tony Finau, 122.63 (Farmers Insurance Open); Charlie Beljan, 124.10 mph (Waste Management Phoenix Open)
Ball speed: Brandon Hagy, 190.38
And finally, as you may have guessed, Hagy's ball speed is the fastest recorded on Tour this year. Big hitter, that Hagy.
Recent leaders: Tony Finau, 182.04 mph (Farmers Insurance Open); Charlie Beljan, 183.73 mph (Waste Management Phoenix Open)