Poring over Masters statistics – it’s a tradition unlike any other.
Here are some key stats and figures from the 77th Masters:
Hole rankings, in terms of difficulty (listed hardest to easiest):
240-yard, par-3 fourth: 3.3896 stroke average
445-yard, par-4 first: 4.2922
505-yard, par-4 11th: 4.2760
450-yard, par-4 seventh: 4.2403
455-yard, par-4 fifth: 4.2273
440-yard, par-4 17th: 4.2208
155-yard, par-3 12th: 3.2175
495-yard, par-4 10th: 4.2013
465-yard, par-4 18th: 4.1818
180-yard, par-3 sixth: 3.1071
460-yard, par-4 ninth: 4.1071
440-yard, par-4 14th: 4.1006
170-yard, par-3 16th: 3.0552
350-yard, par-4 third: 4.0097
510-yard, par-5 13th: 4.7532
575-yard, par-5 second: 4.7143
570-yard, par-5 eighth: 4.6786
530-yard, par-5 15th: 4.6396
• The scoring average for the week was 73.4122. The winning score was 9-under 279.
• The par-3 fourth, once again, was a brute of a hole. Only 10 birdies were recorded there all week, along with 103 bogeys.
• The par-5 15th played as the easiest hole during the tournament, and the only “other” recorded (triple bogey or worse) was Tiger Woods’ penalty-aided, triple-bogey 8 in the second round.
• No hole epitomizes the risk/reward nature of Augusta National quite like the par-5 13th. The reward wasn’t all that great this year, however – only two eagles were recorded. There were five double bogeys or worse.
• The par-4 opening hole doesn’t allow for many to get off to a hot start. Only 25 birdies were recorded there last week, with 104 bogeys or worse.
• No player made as many birdies as Thorbjorn Olesen, who was making his Masters debut. The promising Dane recorded 21 birdies, one more than defending champion Bubba Watson and Tim Clark. Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson and Woods each had 15 birdies.
• Scott hit more greens than any other player in the field – 55 of 72, or more than 76 percent. Runner-up Angel Cabrera was T-3 in this category, hitting 52 greens, while Woods hit 47.
• Garrigus led the field in driving distance, averaging 304.38 yards per tee shot
• Clark led the field in driving accuracy, missing only nine fairways (83.93 percent) the entire week. Five players hit more than 80 percent of the fairways. Scott hit 32 of 56 fairways, only one more than Woods.
• Woods had the best save percentage from the sand, getting up-and-down more than 85 percent (6 of 7) of the time.