Genworth Stats Pack - Round 3 Review

11/2/2013 1:14:08 PM
Dustin Johnson  (Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson (Getty Images)

Round 3 of the WGC - HSBC Champions produced 54 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 69.91. Dustin Johnson leads on -18 with Poulter and McDowell sitting within striking distance. We analyse their performances and round up the Genworth Statistics leaders.

Dustin JOHNSON -18

Dustin Johnson converted ten birdies against two double bogeys on his way to a third round 66, to lead by three going into Sunday. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the huge hitting 38 year old golfer from the United States is incredibly strong across the board, ranking 2nd for Driving Accuracy (with 31/42 fairways), 5th for Driving Distance (averaging 302 yards), 2nd for Greens in Regulation (with 45/54 greens) and 1st for Putts per GIR (with 1.489). The dominance does not stop there though, with the seven time PGA Tour Champion accumulating the most single putts (29 alongside Spieth), the most birdies (23 in total) as well as the best Par 3 and Par 4 Scoring averages. The only question is, will he hold off the charge from behind over the final 18 holes?

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.001
Driving Accuracy73.8%2
Driving Distance302 yds5
Greens in Reg83.3%2
Sand Saves33.3%40
Putts per GIR1.4891
Putts per Round26.33
1 Putts per Rnd9.671
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.751
Par 4 Scoring3.701
Par 5 Scoring4.505
Eagles per Rnd0.333
Birdies per Rnd7.671
Pars per Rnd8.67-
Bogeys per Rnd0.331
Others per Rnd1.0069
Par 5's in 2211


Ian Poulter converted one eagle and eight birdies against a single bogey on his way to a third round 63 (which surprisingly was not even the lowest round of the day over the Sheshan International course - a 62 by Kaymer). Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 37 year old Englishman is performing steadily with the longer clubs and putting sublimely, although he ranks slightly lower for Scrambles (7/13) and Sand Saves (1/5) than expected. The twelve-time European Tour winner has a great chance of defending his WGC - HSBC Champions title tomorrow.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.002
Driving Accuracy61.9%28
Driving Distance284 yds30
Greens in Reg75.9%16
Sand Saves20.0%56
Putts per GIR1.5613
Putts per Round27.713
1 Putts per Rnd8.339
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.9210
Par 4 Scoring3.734
Par 5 Scoring4.505
Eagles per Rnd0.671
Birdies per Rnd5.676
Pars per Rnd9.67-
Bogeys per Rnd2.0020
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 233


Graeme McDowell converted one eagle and six birdies on his way to a bogey free third round 64, jumping right up into contention with 18 holes to play. Looking at his Genworth Statistics, the 34 year old golfer from Northern Ireland ranks 1st for Par 4 Scoring, 2nd for Greens in Regulation and 4th for Scrambles - which has enabled him to drop the fewest shots over the first three days (just three bogeys in all, alongside DeLaet). With three global victories already under his belt this year, don’t be surprised if the nine-time European Tour winner ends up on top come Sunday afternoon.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.333
Driving Accuracy64.3%22
Driving Distance271 yds67
Greens in Reg83.3%2
Sand Saves66.7%16
Putts per GIR1.66717
Putts per Round28.728
1 Putts per Rnd7.0040
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0834
Par 4 Scoring3.701
Par 5 Scoring4.505
Eagles per Rnd0.333
Birdies per Rnd5.0012
Pars per Rnd11.67-
Bogeys per Rnd1.002
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2126

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Dustin JOHNSON.
  • Driving Accuracy: 78.6%
    Boo WEEKLEY.
  • Driving Distance: 312 yards
    Bubba WATSON.
  • Greens in Regulation: 85.2%
  • Scrambles: 84.6%
    Bubba WATSON.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Kevin STREELMAN, Sergio GARCIA, Thongchai JAIDEE, Hao-tong LI, Mikko ILONEN, Daniel POPOVIC, Phil MICKELSON, Matteo MANASSERO.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.489
    Dustin JOHNSON.
  • Putts per Round: 25.7
    Raphaël JACQUELIN.
  • 1 Putts: 29
    Jordan SPIETH, Dustin JOHNSON.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.75
    Dustin JOHNSON, Francesco MOLINARI.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.70
    Dustin JOHNSON, Graeme MCDOWELL, Scott PIERCY.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.33
    Justin ROSE, Sergio GARCIA, Wen-yi HUANG.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 5
    Justin ROSE.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 3
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 3 bogeys
    Graeme MCDOWELL, Graham DELAET.
  • Most 3 Putts: 5
    Francesco MOLINARI.
  • Most Eagles: 2
    Ian POULTER, Wenchong LIANG.
  • Most Birdies: 23
    Dustin JOHNSON.
  • Most Pars: 41
    Paul CASEY.
  • Most Bogeys: 20
    Ming-jie HUANG M-J.
  • Most Others: 6
    George COETZEE.

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