Genworth Stats Pack - Summary Report

03/11/2013 14:07:05
Dustin Johnson  (Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson (Getty Images)

Round 4 of the WGC - HSBC Champions produced 54 sub-par rounds and a field average score of 70.03. Dustin Johnson emerged victorious on -24 with Poulter and McDowell finishing as his closest challengers. We analyse their performances and round up the final Genworth Statistics leaders.

Dustin JOHNSON -24

Dustin Johnson converted one eagle and five birdies against a single bogey on his way to a final round 66, to emerge as the tournament winner by three shots. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 38 year old golfer from the United States was hugely impressive in most departments of the game, ranking 13th for Driving Accuracy together with 6th for Driving Distance, which then led onto rankings of 1st for both Greens in Regulation and Putts per GIR (the perfect combination for approach play). Surprisingly Dustin did not make the most birdies over the week (that crown went to Martin Kaymer), but his scoring across the different hole types was obviously superb. This WGC - HSBC Champions victory is the biggest win of Dustin Johnson’s career to date.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.001
Driving Accuracy69.6%13
Driving Distance302 yds6
Greens in Reg84.7%1
Scrambles63.6%23
Sand Saves33.3%47
Putts per GIR1.5251
Putts per Round26.85
1 Putts per Rnd9.004
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.751
Par 4 Scoring3.701
Par 5 Scoring4.507
Eagles per Rnd0.502
Birdies per Rnd7.002
Pars per Rnd9.25-
Bogeys per Rnd0.501
Others per Rnd0.7566
Par 5's in 2222

Ian POULTER -21

Ian Poulter converted seven birdies against one bogey on his way to a final round 66, to finish runner-up for the tournament. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 37 year old Englishman was very solid from tee to green, ranking 19th for Driving Accuracy and 20th for Greens in Regulation (plus he hit four of the Par 5 greens in sub-regulation two shots, placing 3rd for that category). Interestingly though, with only 1/6 Sand Saves the twelve-time European Tour winner ranked lower than expected for the short game categories, but the putter grew hot through the week. With this valiant defence of his WGC - HSBC Champions title, Ian climbs up to 4th on the Race to Dubai and 2nd on the Ryder Cup European Points list.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average66.752
Driving Accuracy66.1%19
Driving Distance288 yds30
Greens in Reg75.0%20
Scrambles61.1%31
Sand Saves16.7%63
Putts per GIR1.5743
Putts per Round27.39
1 Putts per Rnd8.2511
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring2.886
Par 4 Scoring3.754
Par 5 Scoring4.444
Eagles per Rnd0.502
Birdies per Rnd6.005
Pars per Rnd9.75-
Bogeys per Rnd1.7515
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 243

Graeme MCDOWELL -20

Graeme McDowell converted six birdies during a bogey free final round of 66, to finish third on his own. Looking at his Genworth Statistics for the week, the 34 year old golfer from Northern Ireland ranked 2nd for Greens in Regulation (with 59/72 greens) and 1st for Scrambles (with 11/13 up and downs for Par), enabling him to drop the fewest shots out of all the players (just 3 bogeys in total). With this result, Graeme closes the Race to Dubai gap between him and Henrik Stenson to just €146,000, as we reach the half way point through the Final Series.

Tournament StatsResultRank
Stroke Average67.003
Driving Accuracy66.1%19
Driving Distance275 yds59
Greens in Reg81.9%2
Scrambles84.6%1
Sand Saves66.7%17
Putts per GIR1.67817
Putts per Round28.325
1 Putts per Rnd7.0037
Tournament StatsResultRank
Par 3 Scoring3.0026
Par 4 Scoring3.701
Par 5 Scoring4.507
Eagles per Rnd0.256
Birdies per Rnd5.259
Pars per Rnd11.75-
Bogeys per Rnd0.752
Others per Rnd0.001
Par 5's in 2222

Official Genworth Statistics Leaders

  • Stroke Average: 66.00
    Dustin JOHNSON.
  • Driving Accuracy: 80.4%
    Boo WEEKLEY, Ryo ISHIKAWA.
  • Driving Distance: 315 yards
    Bubba WATSON.
  • Greens in Regulation: 84.7%
    Dustin JOHNSON.
  • Scrambles: 84.6%
    Graeme MCDOWELL.
  • Sand Saves: 100%
    Sergio GARCIA, Kevin STREELMAN, Hao-tong LI, Mikko ILONEN, Daniel POPOVIC, John MERRICK, Matteo MANASSERO, Phil MICKELSON.
  • Putts per GIR: 1.525
    Dustin JOHNSON.
  • Putts per Round: 26.0
    Brian GAY.
  • 1 Putts: 39
    Brian GAY, Hao-tong LI.

Other interesting statistics provided by the Genworth Stats Pack

  • Par 3 Scoring: 2.75
    Dustin JOHNSON, Louis OOSTHUIZEN, Francesco MOLINARI.
  • Par 4 Scoring: 3.70
    Dustin JOHNSON, Graeme MCDOWELL.
  • Par 5 Scoring: 4.31
    Sergio GARCIA.
  • Most Par 5 holes where green is hit in two shots: 5
    Justin ROSE, Kiradech APHIBARNRAT.
  • Most shots holed from off the green: 4
    Peter UIHLEIN.
  • Least number of drop shots during the tournament: 3 bogeys
    Graeme MCDOWELL.
  • Most 3 Putts: 7
    Ming-jie HUANG M-J.
  • Most Eagles: 3
    Wenchong LIANG.
  • Most Birdies: 29
    Martin KAYMER.
  • Most Pars: 54
    Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ.
  • Most Bogeys: 21
    Ming-jie HUANG M-J.
  • Most Others: 9
    Ming-jie HUANG M-J.

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