By the Numbers: 2013 PGA Tour Year in Review

The 2013 PGA Tour season presented golf fans with some stellar and exciting play with some great finishes. We also had some stellar major champions in 2013.  Adam Scott started it off, getting the “major” monkey off his back and obtaining the coveted Masters green jacket.

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Justin Rose became the first man from the U.K. to win the U.S. Open championship in more than 40 years. Phil Mickelson added another major to his Hall of Fame career, finishing incredibly strong at Muirfield to capture the Claret Jug. And finally, Jason Dufner avenged his playoff loss in 2012, and was crowned the PGA champion.

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Here’s a look at some of the major statistical leaders from 2013:

Money List:

Tiger Woods topped the money list in 2013, earning $8,553,439. It was the 10th time in Woods’s career that he finished at the top of the standings.

Official World Golf Ranking:

Tiger Woods climbed back to No. 1 in the world, a position he’s rather accustomed to.

FedExCup Season Points Leader:

Tiger Woods led the season race in FedExCup points, capturing five victories on the season. Henrik Stenson eventually overtook him during the playoffs.

Scoring Average:

Steve Stricker averaged a 68.945 per round in 2013.

Top 10s:

Stetson_Article2Three PGA Tour players tied for the most top-10 finishes in 2013 with nine. Bill Haas (one win), Brandt Snedeker (two wins), and rookie Jordan Spieth (one win.)

Driving Distance:

Luke List led the PGA Tour in driving distance, averaging 306.3 yards off the tee.

Greens in Regulation:

Henrik Stenson hit 71.96 percent of his greens in 2013, putting him on top of the list. He hit 829 out of 1,152 greens. This stat contributed a large part to his success in 2013, winning the FedExCup as well as The Race to Dubai.

Driving Accuracy:

Jerry Kelly lead the tour in driving accuracy hitting 71.81 percent of his fairways (749/1,043).

Scrambling:

Bob Estes got up and down 66.19 percent of the time to save par.

Proximity to the hole:

Hideki Matsuyama averaged 24-feet-2-inches on his approach shots.

Strokes Gained Putting:

Greg Chalmers gained .854 strokes putting in 2013.

Statistics courtesy PGATour.com

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