27th Aug 2018 | Dell Technologies Championship
Dell Technologies Championship Golf Trends
The PGA Tour playoffs continue at TPC Boston this week. A regular tour venue, we look at the trends of the last 15 winners.
With an average winning score of -18, the tournament is a straightforward shoot-out. The 18th was modified in 2011, with a smaller green making the hole slightly more testing but overall the event will be another birdie-fest. TPC Boston was the second easiest par-71 on tour in 2013.
We have looked at all 15 winners to see what type of player triumphs in Boston.
Top-30 strokes gained tee-to-green
Twelve of the last fifteen winners ranked inside the top-30 for this metric, nine of them ranked were in the top-3.
Top-30 par 4 scoring average
Twelve of the last fifteen winners ranked inside the top-30 for par 4 scoring, including nine of the last ten champions.
Top-30 par 5 scoring average
Players who make birdies on the long holes tend to score well; it is no surprise that thirteen winners ranked in the top-30 for par -5 scoring average on tour, ten were in the top-4!
Top-30 birdie average
Twelve winners ranked inside the top-30 on tour for making birdies, with eight of them ranking inside the top-10. With an average winning score of -18 it is obvious you need to make birdies to win.
Top-30 in all-around ranking
The best players come to the fore, as you would expect in a field limited to the top-100 players. Twelve of the last 15 winners ranked inside the top-30 for this metric.
Players that fit all five trends:
Odds correct at time of publishing: 15:58 27th Aug, 2018 but subject to change