Each week on GolfChannel.com, 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 Travelers Championship:
Longest drive: Bubba Watson, 363 yards
The two-time Travelers champion struggled to find the fairway late on Sunday, but his length is always an advantage. His eagle at the par-5 13th helped propel him to an eventual playoff victory over Paul Casey.
Recent leaders: Charlie Beljan, 355 (FedEx St. Jude Classic); Tony Finau, 380 yards (Memorial Tournament)
Driving distance: Bubba Watson, 318.5 yards
Watson is third on Tour in driving distance at 309.5 yards, behind only Charlie Beljan (309.7) and Tour leader Dustin Johnson (319).
Recent leaders: Jason Kokrak, 325.5 yards (FedEx St. Jude Classic); Dustin Johnson, 326.1 yards (Memorial Tournament)
Carry distance: Seung-Yul Noh and Gary Woodland, 292.2 yards
Noh and Woodland both tied for 20th at the Travelers. Johnson continues to lead the Tour in this category at 308.5 yards.
Recent leaders: Patrick Rodgers, 312.8 yards (FedEx St. Jude Classic); Patrick Rodgers, 291.7 yards (Memorial Tournament)
Clubhead speed: Bubba Watson, 125.81 mph
Noticing a patten here? Watson led yet another driving category at TPC River Highlands, while Charlie Beljan took back the Tour lead from Tony Fianu at 123.94 mph.
Recent leaders: Brooks Koepka, 123.90 mph (FedEx St. Jude Classic); Hudson Swafford, 125.28 mph (Memorial Tournament)
Ball speed: Bubba Watson, 186.53 mph
And so Bubba walks away the leader in four of the five categories. No surprise, considering he leads the Tour in ball speed at 184.29 mph.
Recent leaders: Charlie Beljan, 183.91 mph (FedEx St. Jude); Dustin Johnson, 183.40 mph (Memorial Tournament)