Kings of Distance: Quicken Loans National


Each week on, we’ll detail which players pounded the farthest and fastest drives on the PGA Tour. Here are the five most important distance-related stats from the Quicken Loans National, won by Justin Rose

Longest drive: Robert Garrigus, 385 yards

The long-hitting Garrigus led this category for the first time since Pebble Beach, where he hit it 358 yards. He finished T-11 at Congressional. 

Recent leaders: Jamie Lovemark, 373 yards (Travelers); Scott Stallings, 366 yards (Memphis); Bubba Watson, 364 yards (Memorial) 

Driving distance: Andrew Loupe, 329.8 yards

Loupe tied for 39th at the Quicken Loans, but he led this category for the third time this season, and first since his 319.3-yard driving distance at Colonial. This was the longest driving distance at a PGA Tour event since J.B. Holmes’ 333.9-yard average at the Wells Fargo. 

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 312.3 yards (Travelers); Dustin Johnson, 310.9 yards (Memphis); Dustin Johnson, 324.1 yards (Memorial) 

Carry distance: Andrew Loupe, 313.6 yards 

Loupe also led this category for the second time. It was his first chart-topper since his 287-yard carry distance at the RBC Heritage

Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 312.4 yards (Travelers); Brooks Koepka, 306.4 yards (Memphis); J.B. Holmes, 297.2 yards (Memorial)

Clubhead speed: Andrew Loupe, 123.57 mph

Loupe led this category for the fifth time season, and first since Colonial. 

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 123.28 mph (Travelers); Jhonattan Vegas, 121.20 mph (Memphis); Bubba Watson, 122.07 mph (Memorial)

Ball speed: Andrew Loupe, 183.48 mph 

No surprise, Loupe also topped this category for the fifth time. It was the fastest since Loupe posted a 184.35 mph ball speed in New Orleans. 

Recent leaders: Bubba Watson, 182.60 mph (Travelers); Dustin Johnson, 178.51 mph (Memphis); Bubba Watson, 180.47 mph (Memorial)