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By-the-numbers look at 2012 PGA Tour

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MOBILE, AL - NOVEMBER 10: Ben Barry of Tuscaloosa carries a stuffed Pink Panther on his shoulders as he follows Paula Creamer through her third round play in The Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions at Magnolia Grove Golf Course on November 10, 2007 in Mobile, Alabama. Creamer is nicknamed the Pink Panther. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)  - 

Here is a by-the-numbers look at the 2012 PGA Tour, with a few stats you likely won’t hear on a TV broadcast:

• Most drives over 300 yards in an event: 46, by Chris Couch at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

-- Worth noting: Only two players – Charlie Beljan (Disney) and Rory McIlroy (PGA) – led the field in driving distance en route to a victory

• Lowest percentage of fairways hit by 2012 winner: 41.1 percent, by Johnson Wagner at the Sony Open

-- Worth noting: No player in 2012 led the field in driving accuracy en route to a victory

• Course with toughest fairways to hit: Olympic Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Open, at 45.9 percent

• Number of players who hit every green in a round: 15 (16 times)

-- Worth noting: Chad Campbell, No. 106 on the money list, was the only player this season to accomplish the feat twice. At the McGladrey Classic, Campbell hit a season-best 35 greens in a row

• Most hole-outs: 20, by Jimmy Walker

-- Worth noting: World No. 4 Lee Westwood, much-maligned for his work around the greens, holed out only once in 2012.

• Most consecutive sand saves: 16, by Jonas Blixt, beginning on the sixth hole during the final round of the Sony Open

• Putting inside 10 feet: 90.17 percent, by Luke Donald

-- Worth noting: Perhaps even more impressive, Ben Crane made 13.44 percent of putts outside 20 feet, which helps explain why his per-round average of 86 feet, 11 inches of putts made was best on Tour

• Most feet of putts made in a round: 199 feet, 1 inch, by Troy Kelly at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (shot 68 that day)

-- Worth noting: The longest putt made on Tour in 2012 was 89 feet, 11 inches, by J.B. Holmes on the eighth hole at TPC Scottsdale.

• Players who were perfect from inside 3 feet: 6 (Bo Van Pelt, Gavin Coles, Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy, John Daly, Steve Stricker)

-- Worth noting: The toughest course to putt from inside 5 feet was Riviera (94.8 percent made)

• Course with the most three-putts: Quail Hollow, with 354

• Best par 3 scoring: 9 under, by Richard H. Lee

-- Worth noting: Tommy Gainey, a winner at the McGladrey Classic, was the worst, at 57 over par

• Best par 4 scoring: 16 under, by Bubba Watson

-- Worth noting: Sunghoon Kang, who finished 194th on the money list, was the worst, at 129 over par

• Best par 5 scoring: 144 under, by Brendon De Jonge

-- Worth noting: Kyle Thompson was the worst, at 29 under. He finished 227th on the money list

• Fewest over-par holes in an event: 1, by Duffy Waldorf at the True South Classic

-- Worth noting: He only finished T-21 at that event

• Most consecutive rounds in the 60s: 13, by Chris Kirk and Scott Piercy

• Total number of balls in the water in stroke-play, non-major events: 4,386

-- Worth noting: TPC Southwind, host of the St. Jude Classic, had the most, with 338 water balls