Who are the 10 longest and 10 shortest drivers on the 2017-18 PGA Tour?
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Who are the 10 longest and 10 shortest drivers on the 2017-18 PGA Tour?

PGA Tour players are longer off the tee than ever, thanks to advances in driver and golf ball technology, as well improved training regimens and course conditioning. That means the longest drivers and hitters on the PGA Tour are longer than ever, too. And it also means that being one of the shortest drivers on the PGA Tour means that you're still hitting the golf ball pretty far.

So, who are the 10 longest and the 10 shortest drivers on the PGA Tour?

10 longest drivers on the PGA Tour

  1. Rory McIlroy -- 317.2 yards
  2. Dustin Johnson -- 315 yards
  3. Brandon Hagy -- 312.7 yards
  4. Ryan Brehm -- 311.5 yards
  5. Luke List -- 311.5 yards
  6. Andrew Loupe -- 311.3 yards
  7. Brooks Koepka -- 311.1 yards
  8. Justin Thomas -- 309.7 yards
  9. Trey Mullinax -- 309.6 yards
  10. Tony Finau -- 309.2 yards

10 shortest drivers on the PGA Tour

  1. Greg Chalmers -- 278 yards
  2. Bryce Molder -- 277 yards
  3. Steven Alker -- 276.9 yards
  4. Billy Hurley III -- 276.9 yards
  5. Jason Bohn -- 275.9 yards
  6. Ken Duke -- 274.2 yards
  7. Søren Kjeldsen -- 273.6 yards
  8. Zac Blair -- 272.7 yards
  9. Brian Stuard -- 272.6 yards
  10. Jim Furyk -- 271.4 yards

We looked at the data from the 2016-17 PGA Tour season for the driving distance statistic to get these figures. The PGA Tour bases these numbers on the measured distance from drives hit on two holes in every PGA Tour round. These are holes on which players overwhelmingly hit driver, so they give the best idea of how far any PGA Tour player hits their driver (as compared to another stat that measures all non-par-3 tee shots, including holes where a longer player might use an iron or fairway wood).

These figures tell you something: You don't necessarily have to be long to win on the PGA Tour. Then again, longer hitters won plenty on the PGA Tour in 2016-17, with Johnson and Thomas doing so multiple times. Being long helps a lot, if you can keep it in play.

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