Each week, GolfChannel.com will take a detailed look at the players who pounded the farthest and fastest drives on the PGA Tour. Here are the four most important distance-related stats from the AT&T National, won by Bill Haas:
Longest drive: Chad Campbell, 359 yards
Campbell’s big blast was the fourth sub-360-yard chart-topper in the past six weeks, a surprising statistic given the spate of big drives to start the season. He tied for 16th at Congressional.
Last four leaders: Travelers: Bubba Watson, 381 yards; Memphis: Jason Kokrak, 360; Memorial: Nicolas Colsaerts, 382; Colonial: Ryan Palmer, 353
Carry distance: Jason Day, 304.7 yards
It was the second time this season that the Australian has topped this category, but the first since his 311.3-yarder in Phoenix. It was the fifth consecutive carry distance that flew more than 304 yards. Day tied for 21st at AT&T.
Last four leaders: Travelers: Bubba Watson, 316.1 yards; Memphis: Scott Stallings, 307.2; Memorial: Henrik Stenson, 316.5; Colonial: Graham DeLaet, 320.1
Clubhead speed: Nicolas Colsaerts, 120.72 mph
Amazingly, it was the first time this season that the player known as the “Belgian Bomber” has topped this category, and Colsaerts was drastically slower than last week’s leader, Bubba Watson, who checked in with a swing speed of 123.28 mph. Colsaerts tied for 21st at Congressional.
Last four leaders: Travelers: Bubba Watson, 123.28 mph; Memphis: Eric Meierdierks, 121.07; Memorial: Bubba Watson, 122.54; Colonial: Jason Kokrak, 122.57
Ball speed: Nicolas Colsaerts, 179.27 mph
Not surprisingly, Colsaerts also led this category for the first time this season. He was nearly 4 mph slower than Watson’s chart-topping ball speed last week.
Last four leaders: Travelers: Bubba Watson, 183.08 mph; Memphis: Eric Meierdierks, 179.79; Memorial: Bubba Watson, 181.98; Colonial: Jason Kokrak, 182.02