Zach Johnson is accurate even when he misses
Known for being one of the best ball strikers on Tour, Zach Johnson led the field in greens in regulation at the AT&T Classic, hitting 57 of 72 (79.17%). And in those rare instances when Johnson missed a green at the TPC Sugarloaf, it didn't cause him problems because his average leave distance on shots hit from around the green was a mere 4 feet, 4 inches (1st), and he was 7 of 7 on putts between 4 and 5 feet.
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Imada got dumb in the playoff (okay, you knew that)
Ryuji Imada was 262 yards from the hole when he hit his second shot in the sudden-death playoff. Unfortunately for the former University of Georgia star, the ball went 253 yards and splashed into the pond guarding the 18th green. Had Imada seen the following stats, maybe he would have chosen to lay up. Imada ranked 1st for the week in one-putt greens (36) and 2nd in putts per green in regulation (1.615). His average leave on shots hit from 125-150 yards away (a common lay-up distance) was second best at just 15 feet, 4 inches. On shots hit from more than 200 yards Sunday, Imada's average distance to the hole was 75 feet, 7 inches.
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Camilo can do more than bomb it
Columbian heartthrob Camilo Villegas is known for his bulging biceps, but it was his deft putting that led to a T3 finish at the AT&T Classic. His average number of putts per green in regulation for the season is 1.775, ranking him 38th on the Tour. But at the TPC Sugarloaf he averaged 1.612, ranking first for the week.
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Kuchar went from great to heartbreak
Contending for the lead, Matt Kuchar hit a great drive on the 15th hole Sunday. From the middle of the fairway, his 176-yard approach shot hit the flagstick. The ball came to rest 4 feet, 2 inches away from the hole, making it the second-best approach shot on the hole for the day (Craig Kanada's was only a foot and an inch from the cup). Unfortunately for the 1997 U.S. Amateur champion, he blew the putt and had to settle for par on his way to finishing T3.
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For Matteson, distance is meaningless
You'd assume that the closer you are to the green, the easier it is to hit your shot close to the hole. But in the case of Troy Matteson, who finished T3, you'd be wrong. For the week, his average leave on shots hit from between 175 and 200 yards was 29 feet, 11 inches, which was 4 feet better than shots he hit from 150 to 175 yards. Matteson was also 2 feet, 7 inches better, on average, from 125 to 150 yards than he was from inside 125.
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