Kings of Distance: 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson


Each week on, 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 AT&T Byron Nelson:

Driving distance: Dustin Johnson, 318.7 yards

Johnson briefly held the lead on Sunday thanks to two chip-ins before a snowman knocked him out of contention. He continues to lead the Tour in driving distance at 316.7 yards.

Recent leaders: Shawn Stefani, 297.5 (Crowne Plaza at Colonial); Rory McIlroy, 321.1 yards (Wells Fargo Championship)

Carry Distance: Andrew Loupe, 293.8 yards

Loupe, who's made only four of eight cuts this year, turned in his best finish since the McGladrey last fall with a T-46. Johnson also leads this category for the year at 309.5 yards.

Recent leaders: Tony Finau, 301.7 yards (Crowne Plaza at Colonial); Patrick Rodgers, 306.9 yards (Wells Fargo Championship)

Clubhead speed: Andrew Loupe, 126.13 mph

Loupe averages more than 300 yards off the tee but finds fewer than 50 percent of fairways. Tony Finau leads this category this season at 124.04.

Recent leaders: Tony Finau, 123.43 (Crowne Plaza at Colonial); Tony Finau, 122.73 mph (Wells Fargo Championship)

Ball speed: Andrew Loupe, 183.34 mph

Had it not been for DJ, Loupe would have had a clean sweep this week. Bubba Watson leads the Tour in ball speed with an average of 183.34.

Recent leaders: Tony Finau, 183.29 (Crowne Plaza at Colonial); Rory McIlroy, 180.09 (Wells Fargo Championship)