The PGA Tour is totally into statistics these days. Broadcasters spout them between shots, you simply can’t get away from the stats.
Today, DogLegNews instructional boss Josh Koch sits down with Rich Hunt — who is a PGA Tour statistician — working for various players.
Josh and Rich discuss the Power-To-Putting correlation and how it can effective everyone from Tour players to mid-level handicappers.
A few interesting facts about putts:
On putts of seven-feet, 10-inches (just inside eight feet), average Tour players hole 50 percent; the worst hole 40 percent while the best make 62 percent of those key putts.
From 12 feet, Tour average is 25 percent, the really good ones make 35 percent. The conclusion is that more length off the tee can translate to shorter shots into the green and closer distances from the hole. Note the lesser Tour players make more putts from inside eight feet than the better Tour players make from 12 feet.
It’s a fascinating discussion, so sit back and enjoy!
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