29th Aug 2017 | 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 13 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 14 winners to see what type of player triumphs in Boston.
Top-30 strokes gained tee-to-green
Eleven of the last fourteen winners ranked inside the top-30 for this metric, nine of them ranked were in the top-3.
Top-30 par 4 scoring average
Eleven of the last fourteen winners ranked inside the top-30 for par 4 scoring, including eight of the last nine champions.
Top-30 par 5 scoring average
Players who make birdies on the long holes tend to score well; it is no surprise that twelve winners ranked in the top-30 for par -5 scoring average on tour, ten were in the top-4!
Top-30 birdie average
Eleven winners ranked inside the top-30 on tour for making birdies, with seven 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. Eleven of the last 14 winners ranked inside the top-30 for this metric.
Players that fit all five trends:
Odds correct at time of publishing: 04:43 29th Aug, 2017 but subject to change