Monday, October 06, 2014

WHAT'S THIS?: The top graph plots the average driving distance and top-10 finishes of players during the 2013-14 PGA Tour season. The bottom graph shows driving accuracy plotted with those same top-10 finishes. The horizontal lines show the mean and indicate that driving distance is a better predictor for top-10 finishes than accuracy. Hover over a dot to reveal the player's name and driving distance. Click the dot to see more about the player. Of course, it's best to be both long and accurate. Check out Rory McIlroy's distance and accuracy, for example, which helped him record a Tour-best 1.49 strokes gained driving (through the Tour Championship). Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


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