Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What It Takes To Win - Farmers Insurance Open

Tiger Woods has started his PGA Tour season off with a bang, winning the Farmers Insurance Open giving him a career total of 75 PGA Tour victories.  He was able to start the tournament off by stringing together three great rounds, which was fortunate as he struggled on the home stretch of the 4th round but was able to stumble across the finish line and still maintain a 4 stroke lead over Josh Teater and Brandt Snedeker.

I always enjoy digging a little deeper into a winning solution, so let's take a closer look at the breakdown of Tigers tournament and what it took to win the Farmers Insurance Open...

  • Round 1: 68 (4 under) - 1 Eagle, 6 Birdies, 8 Pars, 2 Bogey, 1 Double Bogey
  • Round 2: 65 (7 under) - 1 Eagle, 6 Birdies, 10 Pars, 1 Bogey
  • Round 3: 69 (3 under) - 5 Birdies, 11 Pars, 2 Bogey
  • Round 4: 72 (Even) - 4 Birdies, 11 Pars, 2 Bogeys, 1 Double Bogeys
  • Total: 14 under par - 2 Eagles, 21 Birdies, 40 Pars, 7 Bogeys, 2 Double Bogeys

The bogeys and double bogeys remind me a little of my own scorecards, but nonetheless, Tiger played some great golf over the weekend and had what it took to win. It's no surprise to see Tiger's average driving distance of over 300 yards, but what I do find a little surprising is that we was only able to hit 57% of fairways. His short game help him get back on track as he still made 69% of green in regulation, but overal, I'm not extremely excited about these statistics.

  • Avg Driving Distance: 307.2 yards
  • Driving Accuracy: 57.14%
  • Greens in Regulation: 69.44%
  • Avg Putts per Round: 28.5 (Avg of 1.58 putts/hole)
Congrats to Tiger Woods on an amazing performance and a great start to the 2013 season!  Always a crowd favorite, we'll be anxious to see Tiger swinging his golf clubs in another event as soon as possible.

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This article was written by Scott Stevens from Eat Sleep Golf as part of our What It Takes To Win series.  This series is focused on taking a closer look at the winning performance of each PGA Tour event to see exactly what it takes to be victorious among elite golfers.

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