Course Demands: Win, Top 15, Top 30

Course Demands: Win, Top 15, Top 30

Each week, the challenge on the PGA Tour is different — not only in terms of the players but also in terms of the courses.

Every host course is unique, but there are common elements to compare and contrast, including architect, average green size, hole length, scorecard length, green speeds and much more. The formula to win, place in the top 15 or top 30, then, changes by tournament.

That’s why each week we will look at the differing course demands of each host venue. We’ll compare the average Strokes Gained Putting, Strokes Gained Approach, Strokes Gained Off the Tee and Strokes Gained Tee to Green for the last five years at the host course and across the PGA Tour for the winners, top-15 finishers and top-30 finishers. This will give us a potential clue to the unique demands of a course each week.

POS AVGSGP AVGSGOTT AVGSGAPP AVGSGT2G
WIN - EVENT4.5540.7775.7978.854
WIN - ALL EVENTS3.5502.0223.7406.990
TOP 15 - EVENT2.9541.7243.0266.016
TOP 15 - ALL2.1341.1962.2614.408
TOP 30 - EVENT2.3931.4742.7165.161
TOP 30 - ALL1.6130.9051.7273.357