Kings of Distance: 2015 Wells Fargo 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 Wells Fargo Championship:

Longest drive: Daniel Berger, 373 yards

Berger led this category for the second this season - he smashed one 401 yards at the Sanderson Farms last fall - and is 12th on Tour in driving distance at 302.8 yards. He finished T-28 at Quail Hollow.

Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 369 yards (The Players); Martin Flores, 400 yards (Zurich Classic)

Driving distance: Rory McIlroy, 321.1 yards

This week's champion continues to use his driver as his best weapon. McIlroy is eighth on Tour in average driving distance at 305.5 yards. Your year-long leader (and still champion): Dustin Johnson at a whopping 316.5 yards.

Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 311.5 yards (The Players)Jason Day, 314.0 yards (Zurich Classic)

Carry distance: Patrick Rodgers, 306.9 yards

Rodgers turned in his best PGA Tour finish (T-2), was 7 under through 16 holes Sunday, and only missed out on earning special temporary status after playing his final two holes 3 over.

Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 304.7 yards (The Players); Dustin Johnson, 306.4 yards (Zurich Classic)

Clubhead speed: Tony Finau, 122.73 mph

The leader this week is also the Tour leader this season at 124.07 mph. Finau finished T-16 at Quail Hollow, his best result since a T-7 at Mayakoba in November.

Recent leaders: Jhonattan Vegas, 124.8 mph (The Players); Jhonattan Vegas, 123.31 mph (Zurich Classic)

Ball speed: Rory McIlroy, 180.09 mph

Must be all the working out, even if Tiger Woods can still bench more. Bubba Watson continues to lead this category at 184.10 mph.

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 184.60 mph (The Players); Dustin Johnson, 181.14 mph (Zurich Classic)