In numbers: The stats behind the 2019-2020 PGA Tour season

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The fascinating numbers, stats and stories behind the Covid-19 impacted PGA Tour golf season.

It’s been a topsy-turvy year on the PGA Tour, but for all the challenges it has still served up some incredible golf drama.

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We trawled the stats to uncover some of the most interesting numbers from the 2019/20 season... 

20,800,000

The amount, in dollars, that Dustin Johnson earned in winnings and FedExCup bonuses. That's more than all but 77 players have made in their entire PGA Tour careers.

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18,700,000

The amount, in dollars, DJ earned across the final four weeks of the season, thanks to finishing T-2 at the PGA Championship, winning the Northern Trust, finishing runner-up at the BMW and winning the Tour Championship and FedExCup.

It's not been a bad year for Dustin Johnson... or his bank balance.

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With his Tour Championship win, Johnson passed Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk to become the third-richest golfer of all-time in terms of on-course earnings. He’s now earned nearly $85 million, and that doesn’t count FedEx Cup cash. Only Tiger ($120 million) and Phil Mickelson ($92 million) have more.

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Scottie Scheffler became just the third rookie to finish inside the top-10 in the FedEx Cup standings, joining Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth. 

Collin Morikawa has made a stunning start to life as a pro.

10,000,000 

Dollars distributed in Wyndham Rewards bonuses among the top-10 ranked players in the FedEx Cup standings, prior to the playoffs. Justin Thomas took top spot (and the $2 million first prize), with Collin Morikawa second and Webb Simpson third.

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Players won multiple times this season, but DJ and Justin Thomas were the only players to win three apiece.

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Top-10 finishes by Justin Thomas, the most on tour. Jordan Spieth only managed three, but that was still more than Tiger, Brooks and Justin Rose.

Tyrrell Hatton won his maiden PGA Tour title.

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Players celebrated their maiden PGA Tour wins, including Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland and Sungjae Im.

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DJ has now won at least once every year since 2008. He also achieved the largest margin of victory since 2006 with his 11-shot win at the Northern Trust.

Martin Laird knows how to make a hole-in-one.

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Holes-in-one were recorded in 2019/20 – and Martin Laird was responsible for two of them. Greedy or what?

95' 5"

It's not just off the tee that Bryson DeChambeau dominates the distance stats... his birdie on the 18th hole in the third round of the PGA Championship was the season's longest holed putt. It beat Rob Oppenheim's effort at The RSM Classic by almost 12 feet.

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Scottie Scheffler has had an incredible rookie year.

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Consecutive rounds under par for Scottie Scheffler... in his rookie year!

59

Scheffler also produced just the 12th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history with a 12-under 59 at the Northern Trust.

A 59 and birdies record for Kevin Chappell.

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The 11th belonged to Kevin Chappell, who also achieved the PGA Tour record for consecutive birdies (nine) in the second round of the season opening Greenbrier. Chappell, making his first start since undergoing back surgery, shot 11-under, but three other rounds in the 70s saw him finish in a tie for 47th.

37

Ryan Armour and Chez Reavie both hit 37 consecutive fairways to record the longest streak of the season. Armour also recorded the longest streak in 2019 with 53 so, if anything, he should be disappointed with 37.

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Justin Thomas' distance defies his size.

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Tee shots were clocked over 400 yards. Justin Thomas hit the longest for the second season in a row at the WGC-Mexico (449 yards).

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Consecutive cuts made by Rory McIlroy, five more than second-placed Xander Schauffele and a whopping 15 more than the PGA Tour average.

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Tommy Fleetwood doesn't miss from close range.

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Players had a 100 per cent success rate from inside three feet, including Tommy Fleetwood and Phil Mickelson.

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Rory also went eight events without a top-10 finish after the restart, his longest such streak worldwide since a 13-tournament drought between 2007 and 2008.

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Players took four putts (or worse) on at least one hole during the season. Zac Blair did it four times from just 66 rounds!

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No surprise that Bryson DeChambeau leads the driving stats.

322.1

Average driving distance in yards of Bryson DeChambeau, over 25 yards more than the tour average. 

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91

Players made more than $1 million in on-course earnings (not including bonuses) – despite 13 tournaments being cancelled or rescheduled for later this year.

Webb Simpson had a stellar year.

68.866

Webb Simpson won the Byron Nelson Award for the lowest adjusted scoring average.

60,000,000 

Dollars in the FedEx Cup bonus pool, shared by the 30 players who qualified for the Tour Championship. DJ pocketed a quarter of that, while former FedExCup champ Billy Horschel collected $395,000 – despite finishing last. Here's where the rest went: Justin Thomas - $4,500,000; Xander Schauffele - $4,500,000; Jon Rahm - $3,000,000; Scottie Scheffler - $2,500,000; Collin Morikawa - $1,900,000; Tyrrell Hatton $1,300,000; Patrick Reed - $960,000; Sebastian Munoz - $960,000; Rory McIlroy - $960,000; Sungjae Im - $750,000; Harris English - $682,500; Webb Simpson - $682,500; Mackenzie Hughes - $620,000; Hideki Matsuyama - $582,500; Daniel Berger - $582,500; Tony Finau - $550,000; Abraham Ancer - $527,500; Lanto Griffin - $527,500; Viktor Hovland - $497,500; Brendon Todd - $497,500; Bryson DeChambeau - $478,000; Kevin Kisner - $466,000; Cameron Smith - $445,333; Ryan Palmer - $445,333; Cameron Champ - $445,333; Kevin Na - $420,000; Joaquin Niemann - $420,000; Marc Leishman - $405,000.

Scott Piercy doesn't do three-putts!

402

Scott Piercy went 402 holes without a three putt! Our best this season is 23. What’s your personal best?

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Xander Schauffele showed his love for East Lake once again, the 2017 winner shooting the best 72-hole total score at the Tour Championship. But the World No.7 finished tied-second with 2017 FedExCup winner Justin Thomas in the staggered bonus format.

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