NewsRSS feed

Putting for dough

15 July 2011 10:06 BST

Sergio Garcia 2

Anyone who disputes the fact that putting is the most important part of the game of golf might want to have a quick look at the putting statistics collated during the first round of this year’s Championship.

One reason why young Tom Lewis went into the second round tied at the top of the leaderboard was that he needed just 24 putts over the 18 holes, including a remarkable eight in his first eight holes. That was the same as third-placed Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, and was just one less than co-leader Thomas Bjorn, who required just 25 putts to complete his round.

The longest hitter during the first round was Robert Garrigus, the American who happens to wield the shortest putter on the PGA Tour, measuring just 26 inches. His average was 327.0 yards, marginally ahead of compatriots Bo Van Pelt (324.5), JB Holmes (324) and Gary Woodland (324).

European Tour players, Bjorn, Graeme Storm and Gregory Havret led the fairways hit category (79%) while Ricky Barnes hit the most greens (15 out of 18).

No Flash
  • Patrons of The Open 2014

    The R&A extends its gratitude to its Patrons for their support of The Open Championship.

  • Doosan
  • HSBC
  • Mastercard
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Nikon
  • NTT DATA
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Rolex

+ Sitemap

News
News Archive
Newsletter - Register for latest news
Latest Weather from the Met Office
Leaderboard
Tee Times
Hospitality
Course Guide
Information
Spectator Advice
TV schedule
2014 Ticket Prices
Accommodation
Travel To The Course
The Open at Liverpool One
Employment and Volunteering
Patrons
Official Suppliers
Future Venues
The Open magazine
Ticket Registration 2015
Players
Current Field – 2014
Entry List
Exempt players page
Open Champions
History
Previous Opens
Open Champions
Do You Know
Claret Jug
Open Venues
Media
The R&A Film Archive
Accommodation
Media Accreditation Contact
Media Centre Register
Media Centre - Approved Users
Bulletins
Transcripts
Championship Stats
Publications
Contact Details
2013 Media Centre
Video & Audio
Video & Audio
Highlights
Features
Press Conferences
Social
Shop

Share usingclose

Google iconGoogle BookmarksDeliciousDeliciousDiggDiggFacebookFacebookNewsvineNewsvineNowPublicNowPublicRedditRedditStumbleUponStumbleUponPrint this page

Send to a friend close

Your details

Send to