Sal's Stats: SBS Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
October 05, 2011
1 of 11Robert Beck/SI
Statistics from this weekend's tournaments
By Sal Johnson
Breaking down the numbers from the SBS Open
Angela Stanford is one of the hottest players on the LPGA Tour right now. In her last seven events she has been in the top 6 each time and has won $850,879, a quarter of her total career earnings on Tour.
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Johnson joins J.B. Holmes, D.J. Trahan, Sean O'Hair, Anthony Kim, Nick Watney and Charles Howell III as American-born multiple winners under the age of 30. Johnson, however, did it the fastest with two wins in 36 events. Next is Kim with two in 42 starts.
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While Johnson led driving distance, he hit only 23 of 42 fairways.
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Breaking down the numbers from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
There's not always a correlation between a person winning and also leading in driving distance. Dustin Johnson pulled it off at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, averaging 288.0 yards. The last person to win and lead was Johnson again, in his Turning Stone victory. Since 1997, only 11 different players have won 39 events while leading the driving distance stats. Tiger Woods has done it 22 times.
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Michelle Wie's $108,332 paycheck is the highest first check of a new card-carrying member of the LPGA. The previous high was Na On Min, who earned $53,375 in her first LPGA start as a rookie in the 2007 Corona Championship.
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Wie struggled with missed greens (18 missed, T35th, nine more than Stanford) and hitting fairways (28 of 42, T67th).
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She also took only 80 putts, the best in the field.
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Michelle Wie, who finished second, made 14 birdies during the tournament the most of anyone but her five bogeys and one double offset the birdies.
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Also, Stanford's first-round 65 was the low round of the tournament.
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One of the keys to her victory was only making two bogeys over the entire tournament, lowest of anyone in the field. Both came in the final round.
11 of 11Todd Bigelow/Aurora
Not only did Johnson get an invite to the Masters, but he also qualified for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and the U.S. Open after moving to 45th in the World Rankings.
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