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 Valero texas Open:
Longest drive: Gary Woodland, 395 yards
Woodland is 10th on Tour in average driving distance at 305 yards and used his length to turn in a T-26 finish at TPC San Antonio.
Recent leaders: Paul Casey (Arnold Palmer Invitational); Scott Pinckney, 380 yards (Valspar Championship)
Driving distance: Dustin Johnson, 324.4 yards
Johnson not only led this category for the third time in six starts this year, but he also leads the Tour in average driving distance at 318.8 yards.
Recent leaders: Adam Scott, 308.4 yards (Arnold Palmer Invitational); Andres Romero, 295.8 yards (Valspar Championship)
Carry distance: Tony Finau, 334.8 yards
Finau led the Tour in this statistic for several weeks earlier this year before forfeiting the top spot to - guess who - Dustin Johnson, who's flying the ball an average of 310.9 yards per drive.
Recent leaders: Adam Scott, 300.0 yards (Arnold Palmer Invitational); Robert Garrigus, 307.5 yards (Valspar Championship)
Clubhead speed: Dustin Johnson, 124.17 mph
After starting on the wrong side of the draw and opening with a 78, Johnson's length certainly helped the WGC winner rally to a T-6 finish this week.
Ball speed: Dustin Johnson, 184.39 mph
That same length has vaulted Johnson to the tops of leaderboards since his return. In six starts, he's posted four top-six finishes, including one win.
Recent leaders: Jason Kokrak, 180.16 mph (Arnold Palmer Invitational); Jason Kokrak, 180.67 mph (Valspar Championship)