Rd. 1 by the numbers: How the women and men compare


PINEHURST, N.C. – With the suspended first round of the U.S. Women’s Open completed Friday morning, the statistical summaries were complete.

The men played the first round of the U.S. Open last week on a course set up 1,074 yards longer than the women, but the men still scored on average 2½ strokes better than the women, hit more greens in regulation and made more birdies and eagles.

Here’s how the stats stack up:

Pinehurst No. 2 – First Round comparisons:


• U.S. Open: 7,370 yards

• U.S. Women’s Open: 6,296 yards

Scoring average:

U.S. Open: 73.23

U.S. Women’s Open: 75.83

Rounds under par:

• U.S. Open: 15

• U.S. Women’s Open: 5

Fairways hit:

• U.S. Open: 71 percent

• U.S. Women’s Open: 74 percent

Greens in regulation:

• U.S. Open: 58 percent

• U.S. Women’s Open: 52 percent

Birdies and eagles:

• U.S. Open: 309

• U.S. Women’s Open: 275