Kings of Distance: 2015 Memorial Tournament


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 Memorial Tournament:

Longest drive: Tony Finau, 380 yards

Finau trails only Dustin Johnson in average driving distance on Tour and at Muirfield turned in his higest finish this year, a T-8, for his second career top-10.

Recent leaders: Adam Scott, 339 (Crown Plaza at Colonial); Daniel Berger, 373 (Wells Fargo Championship)

Driving distance: Dustin Johnson, 326.1 yards

Johnson recorded his eighth top-25 in 12 starts this year with a T-13 at the Memorial and continues to lead the Tour on average at 317.6 yards.

Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 318.7 (AT&T Byron Nelson); Shawn Stefani, 297.5 (Crowne Plaza at Colonial)

Carry distance: Patrick Rodgers, 291.7 yards

With a T-40 finish, Rodgers earned enough non-member FedEx Cup points to receive special temporary membership for the rest of this season. Johnson also leads the Tour here 308.5 yards.

Recent leaders: Andrew Loupe, 293.8 (AT&T Byron Nelson); Tony Finau, 301.7 yards (Crowne Plaza at Colonial)

Clubhead speed: Hudson Swafford, 125.8 mph

Swafford was undone by a third-round 79 at Muirfield that left him in a tie for 63rd. Charlie Beljan leads the Tour in clubhead speed at 123.97, taking the year's lead away from Finau.

Recent leaders: Andrew Loupe, 126.13 (AT&T Byron Nelson); Tony Finau, 123.43 (Crowne Plaza at Colonial)

Ball speed: Dustin Johnson, 183.40 mph

Even DJ is no match for Bubba Watson in this regard, who's averaging 184.10 mph.

Recent leaders: Andrew Loupe, 183.14 (AT&T Byron Nelson); Tony Finau, 183.29 (Crowne Plaza at Colonial)