You Oughta Know: Scott, Fowler headline Honda

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Here's what You Oughta Know heading into this week's Honda Classic. Stats provided by the Golf Channel editorial research unit.

Bear Trap Stats

• PGA National is always one of the toughest courses on Tour, in part because of "The Bear Trap" - holes 15 (par 3, 179 yards), 16 (par 4, 434 yards) and 17 (par 3, 190 yards)

• In the history of "The Bear Trap," no player has a better cumulative score to par than Russell Knox:

Russell Knox: -7

Adam Hadwin: -6

Daniel Berger: -5

Scott Pinckney: -5

• Player with the highest score on “The Bear Trap” is Ryan Palmer:

Ryan Palmer: +38

Briny Baird: +29

John Senden: +25

Woody Austin: +24

Chris DiMarco: +24

• Player to gain the most strokes against the field at “The Bear Trap” is Freddie Jacobson:

Freddie Jacobson: +19.5

Luke Donald: +15.0

Padraig Harrington: +14.4

Russell Knox: +13.2

• Palmer has also lost the most strokes to the field on “The Bear Trap” all-time:

Ryan Palmer: -22.9

Adam Scott: -16.3

Chris DiMarco: -14.7

Briny Baird: -13.9

• Padraig Harrington has the most birdies/eagles on 15-17 of any player:

Padraig Harrington: 17

Freddie Jacobson: 16

Jason Dufner: 15

Camilo Villegas: 14


Adam Scott

• The defending champion has recorded six consecutive top-15 finishes worldwide dating to 2016

• Has 13 top-20 finishes in last 15 events dating back to 2016 U.S. Open

• Best scoring average at PGA National over last five years (minimum eight rounds played):

Adam Scott: 68.4

Tiger Woods: 69.0

Russell Knox: 69.1

Sergio Garcia: 69.2

Rory McIlroy: 69.3


Rickie Fowler

• Last year in this event, he was bogey-free through 36 holes, but PGA National got the better of him on the weekend:

  Rounds 1 and 2 Rounds 3 and 4
Score to par -8 +5
Bogeys 0 8
Scrambling 9/9 7/14
Approaches inside 15 feet 10 0

 

• Currently ranks sixth on the PGA Tour in scoring average:

2013-14: 70.17 (30th)

2014-15: 70.23 (21st)

2015-16: 70.19 (14th)

2016-17: 69.34 (6th)


Justin Thomas

• Missed cut, T-39 in two starts since winning consecutive events in Hawaii

• Finished T-3 last year at The Honda Classic (shot in 60s all four rounds)

• One of five players last 30 years with four PGA Tour wins before age 24