Kings of Distance: 2015 FedEx St. Jude


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 FedEx St. Jude Classic:

Longest drive: Charlie Beljan, 355 yards

Beljan is now second on Tour in average driving distance at 307.4 yards, behind only Dustin Johnson. He finished 68th at the FedEx after missing four consecutive cuts.

Recent leaders: Tony Finau, 380 yards (Memorial Tournament); Adam Scott, 339 (Crown Plaza at Colonial)

Driving distance: Jason Kokrak, 325.5 yards

Much like Beljan, Kokrak snapped a four-event missed-cut streak en route to a tie for 64th. Johnson continues to lead the Tour at 317.6 yards.

Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 326.1 yards (Memorial Tournament); Dustin Johnson, 318.7 (AT&T Byron Nelson)

Carry distance: Patrick Rodgers, 312.8 yards

Rodgers led in carry distance for the second consecutive week and was able to play the FedEx after earning special temporary status at the Memorial. Johnson also leads the Tour here at 308.5 yards.

Recent leaders: Patrick Rodgers, 291.7 yards (Memorial Tournament); Andrew Loupe, 293.8 (AT&T Byron Nelson)

Clubhead speed: Brooks Koepka, 123.90 mph

Koepka led through 36 holes but failed to lock down his second PGA Tour victory over the weekend, finishing tied for third. Tony Finau leads the Tour at 123.95.

Recent leaders: Andrew Loupe, 126.13 (AT&T Byron Nelson)

Ball speed: Charlie Beljan, 183.91 mph

Beljan led this category as well but still trails Bubba Watson for the Tour lead of 184.10.

Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 183.40 mph; Andrew Loupe, 183.14 (AT&T Byron Nelson)