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Leishman vs Baddeley – and then there’s Roberts

2009 PGA Rookie of the Year Marc Leishman continues to perform well on tour.  With the Northern Trust Open coming to a conclusion Leishman sits T15. A bogey free 65 propelled 27 spots up the leaderboard him up the leaderboard.

His main stats for the round (as per PGATOUR.com):

  • Driving Distance 288 Yards
  • Driving Accuracy 85.7%
  • Greens in Regulation 77.78 %
  • Puts per hole 1.643
  • Ave distance to the pin 25′ 6″

Aaron Baddeley continued to be off the pace but made the cut and finished T54 afer an even par final round.

His stats:

  • Driving distance 282.5 yards
  • Driving Accuracy 57.7%
  • Greens In Regulation 44.4%
  • Puts per Green 1.843
  • Ave distance to pin 35′ 2″

The final score shows a difference of just 6 shots. Driving distance shows little difference – it is insignficant in the big scheme of things. Driving accuracy is more important, not just hitting fairways, but putting the ball in the right areas. Shots played to the green set up the score, and fairway position sets of the approach. When Aaron Baddeley was putting he was starting, on average, 10 feet (3 metres) further away than Mark Leishman.   It  doesn’t seem like much, but it adds up to about 6 shots and lots of $$$$$$!

For someone playing for pleasure my stats on the weekend added up to +6.

  • Driving distance  252 metres (275 yards)
  • Driving Accuracy 42.9%
  • GIR  61.1%
  • Putts per hole 1.889
  • Average distance to the pin  24′ 11″

The difference is in the number of shots taken to the green, and the PPH comparison with Marc Leishman is worth 4 shots a round.

* Driving distance is calculated on two selected holes only the course. These holes will be played in opposite directions to balance out the influence of the wind.