On some weeks on the PGA Tour, a player catches fire and can't seem to miss a putt. On the rare occasion, a PGA Tour player is able to make a lot of feet of putts. During those tournaments, a player gains a lot of strokes putting, and they usually are right there on Sunday with a chance to win the trophy.
Since the dawn of ShotLink in 2003, the PGA Tour has kept track of total feet of putts made by each player in almost every PGA Tour round and tournament. (They didn't keep track for most major rounds, all overseas PGA Tour events and some other events.) Since 2003, there have been four instances where a player made at least 540 feet of putts over a 72-hole tournament.
However, Ben Martin the record for the most feet of putts made in a PGA Tour tournament. At the 2015 Dean and DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth, Texas, Ben Martin made an astounding 551 feet, 2 inches worth of putts in the 72-hole event. He didn't win that week, though, as he finished tied for 10th place when his tee-to-green game couldn't keep up with his amazing flatstick that week.
Curiously, there's only one player in the top 5 to have made at least 540 feet of putts and won the tournament. That distinction belongs to Russell Henley, who won the 2017 Houston Open by making 541 feet, 10 inches worth of putts at Golf Club of Houston en route to another PGA Tour win.
Averaging 135 feet of putts made per round in a PGA Tour event is pretty incredible, given the green speeds and pressure of competing on the PGA Tour.
Most feet of putts made in a PGA Tour tournament
Data goes back to 2003
- 551 feet, 2 inches – Ben Martin, 2015 Charles Schwab Challenge (T10)
- 546 feet, 11 inches – Zac Blair, 2017 Wells Fargo Championship (T12)
- 541 feet, 10 inches – Russell Henley, 2017 Houston Open (Won)
- 541 feet, 1 inch – Shawn Stefani, 2014 Houston Open (5th)