Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll take a detailed look at the players who pounded the farthest and fastest drives on the PGA Tour. Here are the five most important distance-related stats from the 2015 Shell Houston Open:
Longest drive: J.J. Henry, 391 yards
The 40-year-old, 75th on Tour off the tee at 291 yards, has fallen behind some of the younger players in distance, but he added another 300 feet to his average drive to record the week's longest shot.
Recent leaders: Gary Woodland, 395 yards (Valero Texas Open); Paul Casey, 377 yards (Arnold Palmer Invitational)
Driving distance: J.B. Holmes 312.4 yards
This week's winner in a playoff, Holmes is seventh on Tour this year in driving distance at 305.3 yards, 6.2 yards behind Tour leader Dustin Johnson.
Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson, 324.4 yards (Valero Texas Open); Adam Scott, 308.4 yards (Arnold Palmer Invitational)
Carry distance: J.B. Holmes, 305.9 yards
Holmes' length helped propel him to a 9-under start through his first 12 holes, an 8-under 64 in his final round and eventually to a playoff victory over Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner.
Recent leaders: Tony Finau, 334.8 yards (Valero Texas Open); Adam Scott, 300.0 yards (Arnold Palmer Invitational)
Clubhead speed: Tony Fianu 127.4 mph
After trading the Tour lead back and forth with Cal amateur Brandon Hagy, Finau reclaimed the top spot this week with an average 124.29 mph.
Ball speed: Tony Finau, 182.41 mph
This marks the fifth time this season that Finau has led an event in ball speed, but his length isn't producing great results as of late. Since posting back-to-back top 25s at Scottsdale at Torrey, Finau has missed 3 of 6 cuts and finished no better than T-42.
Recent leaders: Dustin Johnson,184.39 (Valero Texas Open); Jason Kokrak, 180.16 mph (Arnold Palmer Invitational)