Stats summary: 2013 PGA Tour season

By Ryan LavnerSeptember 23, 2013, 3:12 pm

With the new campaign already upon us – after all, it begins in 17 days, in San Martin, Calif. – let’s take a quick look at the statistical leaders from the recently completed 2013 PGA Tour season:

Money leader: Tiger Woods, $8,553,439

Driving distance: Luke List, 306.3 yards

Driving accuracy: Jerry Kelly, 71.81 percent

Greens in regulation: Henrik Stenson, 71.96 percent

Strokes gained-putting: Greg Chalmers, .854

Scoring average: Tiger Woods, 68.985

Scrambling: Bob Estes, 66.19 percent

Proximity to hole: Jim Furyk, 31 feet, 3 inches

Top-10 finishes: Bill Haas, Brandt Snedeker and Jordan Spieth, 9

Longest drive: Phil Mickelson, 450 yards

Total driving: Graham DeLaet

Ball-striking: Graham DeLaet

All-around ranking: Tiger Woods

Most hole-outs: Brian Davis, 20

Sand save percentage: K.J. Choi, 67.18 percent

Longest putt holed: Marc Leishman, 85 feet, 1 inch at Riviera

Putting from inside 10 feet: Aaron Watkins, 89.83 percent

Putting from inside 5 feet: Greg Chalmers, 98.42 percent

Putting from inside 3 feet: Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Freddie Jacobson, Jin Park and Gary Woodland, 100 percent

Rounds in the 60s: Brendon De Jonge, 48

Total birdies: Brendon de Jonge, 399

Birdie average: Phil Mickelson, 4.22 per round

Par 3 performance: Richard Lee, -12

Par 4 performance: Steve Stricker, -30

Par 5 performance: Brendon de Jonge, -139

Early scoring average: Steve Stricker, 68.18

Late scoring average: Steve Stricker, 69.50

Consecutive fairways hit: Ryan Moore, 40

Consecutive greens hit: Charlie Wi, 32

Best streak without a three-putt: Bob Estes, 292 holes

Current streak without a three-putt: Hunter Mahan, 187 holes

Consecutive holes below par: Russell Henley, Matt Jones and Brandt Snedeker, 7

Consecutive cuts: Matt Kuchar, 27

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Tiger Tracker: Honda Classic

By Tiger TrackerFebruary 21, 2018, 7:00 pm

Tiger Woods is making his third start of the year at the Honda Classic. We're tracking him at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Woods happy to help Furyk at Ryder Cup

By Ryan LavnerFebruary 21, 2018, 6:58 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods didn't hesitate when Jim Furyk asked him to become a vice captain at the upcoming Ryder Cup.

Woods said Wednesday that Furyk asked he and Steve Stricker “a while ago” whether they were interested in being assistants in Paris as the Americans try to win a Ryder Cup on foreign soil for the first time in 25 years.

“He’s one of my best friends,” Woods said of Furyk, “and whatever he wants, whatever he needs, I’m there to help him. We’re worked well the last couple of years in the cups together.”

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Though Woods has said that he wants to be a playing vice captain, he has been an assistant at each of the past two international team competitions.

Furyk, Woods and Stricker were all assistants at Hazeltine, where the U.S. won in a rout.

“Jim is very detailed, very smart, very analytical, and he’s just a fantastic leader,” Woods said. “For him to ask Stricks and I together, it will be special for both of us.”

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Woods to hit '4 or 5' drivers each day at Honda

By Ryan LavnerFebruary 21, 2018, 6:25 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Those hoping Tiger Woods will wield the driver early and often this week at PGA National likely will be disappointed.

Depending on wind direction, he said he will only hit “four or five” drivers each round.

During Wednesday’s pro-am, Woods hit driver on six holes. He found two fairways with the big stick and found the right rough four times, though a few of those misses were only a few yards off the fairway.

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In two starts this year, Woods has struggled mightily with every club off the tee, but driver has been especially troublesome. He has found only 36 percent of the fairways so far (30 of 84).

The Champion Course here is a par 70, with water and bunkers often lining the fairways. Putting the ball in play off the tee will be at a premium, and so Woods opted for a low, penetrating 2-iron six times in the pro-am.

Woods said he did not make any equipment changes following the missed cut at Riviera.

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TT postscript: One birdie in casual pro-am round

By Tiger TrackerFebruary 21, 2018, 6:15 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Here are a few observations after watching Tiger Woods’ pro-am round Wednesday at the Honda Classic:

• As expected, the stress level was minimal at PGA National. He had a short warmup (considering it was still freakin’ dark when he was about to tee it up, at 6:45 a.m.) and generally took little time contemplating shots, except for a few clubs off the tee.

• Tiger spent a lot of time chipping, pitching and putting after completing a hole. No surprise there. He didn’t play a practice round Monday or Tuesday, and he hasn’t competed here since 2014. Gotta get in that work.

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• He hit six drivers Wednesday. That’s probably one or two more than he will in competition, depending on wind direction. Two of those drives found the fairway. The other four were varying degrees off-line in the right rough, none more wild than his push slice on the difficult sixth hole that was probably 60 yards right. At least it was playable over there – water runs all the way down the left side.

• It’s not quite a stinger, but he hit more than a few 2-iron shots off the tee, with a sweet, little draw. That’ll play quite nicely here.

• We said it for a few rounds at Torrey Pines, and then again for one day at Riviera, but here goes: Woods appears to have taken the left side of the course out of play. Whether that remains true after playing under “game speed” this week, who knows?

• Woods made only one birdie, after getting up and down out of the greenside bunker on the par-5 third. His pro-am stat line, for those interested: 7 of 14 fairways, 12 greens and 31 putts and shot around 2 over. Again, he was not really trying.

• Best shot of the day? His fairway-bunker shot on the sixth hole (while playing his second ball). He skied a mid-iron from 187 yards to kick-in range. A little more of that, please.