Kings of Distance: 2015 BMW Championship


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 BMW Championship.

Longest drive: Shawn Stefani, 379 yards

Stefani made it to the third round of the FedEx Cup playoffs but will not tee it up in this week's Tour Championship after a 59th-place finish at Conway Farms and 37th-place finish in the postseason standings.

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 371 yards (Deutsche Bank Championship); Daniel Berger, 390 yards (The Barclays)

Driving distance: Jason Day, 312.6 yards

The new world No. 1 won for the fifth time this season and the fourth time in his last six starts. Day ranks third on Tour this season in driving average at 314.5 yards.

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 338.4 yards (Deutsche Bank Championship); Bubba Watson, 331.5 yards (The Barclays)

Carry distance: Dustin Johnson, 310.6 yards

DJ finished T-7 at the BMW and continues to lead the Tour in both driving distance (318.6) and carry distance (306.2).

Recent leaders: Jason Day, 298.1 yards (Deutsche Bank Championship); Dustin Johnson, 315.3 yards (The Barclays)

Clubhead speed: Tony Finau, 124.15 mph

Finau leads the Tour this season at 124.07 mph, but his season ended at Conway Farms.

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 122.30 mph (Deutsche Bank Championship); Bubba Watson,124.34 mph (The Barclays)

Ball speed: Tony Finau, 184.13 mph

Bubba Watson, who can control his own FedEx Cup fate this week at East Lake, leads here at 184.66 mph.

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 185.60 mph (Deutsche Bank Championship); Bubba Watson, 184.56 mph (The Barclays)