Bombs of the Week: The Barclays


Each week, will take a detailed look at the players who pounded the farthest and fastest drives on the PGA Tour. Here are a look at the four most important distance-related stats from The Barclays, won by Adam Scott.

Longest drive: Jason Dufner, 372 yards 

Duf isn’t known for his power off the tee, but he hammered the longest drive of the week at Liberty National, where he tied for 37th. It was the shortest chart-topper at a Tour event since Bubba Watson’s 367-yarder at the Greenbrier. 

Last four leaders: Wyndham: Boo Weekley, 386 yards; Bridgestone: Nicolas Colsaerts, 390; Canadian: Bubba Watson, 384; Deere: Gary Woodland, 384

Carry distance: Rory McIlroy, 302.8 yards

It’s the second time this season that McIlroy (T-19) has topped this category, after his 314.1-yarder at the Valero Texas Open. The best of any player this season was Graham DeLaet at the Honda Classic, where he posted a carry distance of 324.2 yards. 

Last four leaders: Wyndham: Robert Garrigus, 304.2 yards; Bridgestone: Nicolas Colsaerts, 315.2; Canadian: Bubba Watson, 309.3; Deere: Gary Woodland, 314.2 

Clubhead speed: Bubba Watson, 123.93

Watson, who tied for 13th at the Barclays, was the best in this category for the sixth time this season, tying him with Charlie Beljan for the most in 2013. Luke List holds the best clubhead speed of the year, with his 125.97 mph swing in Canada.

Last four leaders: Wyndham: Charlie Beljan, 124.50 mph; Bridgestone: Watson, 122.91; Canadian: Luke List, 125.97; Deere: Gary Woodland, 121.84

Ball speed: Bubba Watson, 183.25 mph

Not surprisingly, Watson also swept this category. It was his eighth time this season that he has led the way, even though his 185.53 ball speed in Canada is still the best of the year.

Last four leaders: Wyndham: Charlie Beljan, 182.79 mph; Bridgestone: Bubba Watson, 182.52; Canadian: Watson, 185.53; Deere: Gary Woodland, 180.93