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The Golfing Year of 2017 by Numbers

By: | Mon 18 Dec 2017 | Comments

It's that time of year when there is very little golf being played, so we thought that it might be fun to break down the year in numbers. Some of the numbers are very impressive indeed, while others are just plain mind-boggling.

7 - Sergio Garcia (Masters) and Brooks Koepka (US Open) made it seven consecutive first-time men’s major winners.
1,193 - the lowest point reached by former world number one Tiger Woods in the rankings, before climbing to 668 with a share of ninth place on his comeback from injury at the Hero World Challenge.
48 - the number of tournaments played on the 2016-17 European Tour schedule
29 - the number of countries to host European Tour events in 2016-17
23 - the number of European Tour tournaments held in Europe in 2016-17
3 - the number of tournaments won by Sergio Garcia
40 - players who won European Tour events
260 - lowest winning score, Paul Dunne, British Masters, Close House
69.3 - Sergio Garcia's stroke average (lowest on the European Tour)
68.84 - Jordan Spieth's stroke avergae (lowest on the PGA Tour)
82.9 - the percentage of fairways hit by Gaganjeet Bhullar (the most accurate driver on the European Tour)
43.5 - percentage of fairways hit by Roope Kakko, the tour's most wayward driver
78.6 - percentage of sand saves achieved by Miguel Angel Jimenez (the best on tour)
28.1 - putts per round for Jon Rahm (the best on tour)
77.4 - percentage of greens hit in regulation by Race to Dubai winner Tommy Fleetwood (nobody did better)
318.2 - yards per drive covered on average by Ryan Fox, the European Tour's longest driver
317.2 - yards per drive covered on average by Rory McIlroy, the PGA Tour's longest hitter
5 - tournaments won by Justin Thomas
9,921,560 - dollars won by Justin Thomas in official prize money on the PGA Tour (he also pocketed a further $10m for winning the FedEx Cup)
5 - end of year world ranking achieved by Jon Rahm, the best of any European
10 - number of Europeans in the top 20 of the world rankings at the end of year
7 - number of Americans in the top 20 of the world rankings at the end of year, but Americans hold the top three places. 1 Dustin Johnson, 2 Jordan Spieth, 3 Justin Thomas
12 - Jason Day's world ranking - he finished 2016 as the world's top ranked player

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