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Here are 10 lpga stat leaders from 2023, including nelly korda and a rookie who bombs it, share this article.

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Several years ago, KPMG officials asked former LPGA commissioner Mike Whan a simple question: What’s the LPGA’s No. 1 pain point?

Answer: The lack of statistics and analytics.

KPMG stepped up to the challenge, launching the KPMG Performance Insights technology in 2021, which introduced strokes gained metrics to the LPGA for the first time. The data, collected by caddies, was first made available to the public earlier this year with the launch of a new website .

It’s not ShotLink, but it’s a step in the right direction as the LPGA tries to narrow the great data divide between the men’s and women’s game. Last July, the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach became the the first women’s professional tournament to provide ShotLink data, meaning fans could track every shot from every player in the field.

What would it take to get ShotLink every week? A whole lot of money.

In the meantime, here’s a look at 10 stats leaders from the 2023 season:

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In Gee Chun of South Korea reacts to a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of The Chevron Championship at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa on April 03, 2022 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Three-time major winner In Gee Chun didn’t win a title this year, but she enjoyed some special moments at the tour’s biggest events. The only player on tour to record two aces this year, Chun’s first came when she holed out at the Chevron Championship on the 164-yard, par-3 17th hole in the third round.

Her second came at the historic U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach, when she struck a perfect shot on the 154-yard par-3 fifth hole during the final round. She then high-fived the crowd down the gallery ropes. It was the 33rd ace in USWO history.

Perfection at Pebble! 1️⃣ That's a #USWomensOpen ace for @ingeechun_dumbo ! pic.twitter.com/bc6zpqpG4N — U.S. Women's Open (@uswomensopen) July 9, 2023

Mack attack

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Polly Mack of Germany plays her shot from the sixth tee during the final round of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational at Midland Country Club on July 22, 2023 in Midland, Michigan. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

Germany’s Polly Mack topped the driving distance category this year with a 281.750 average. The former Alabama player from Germany played in 17 events this season. The LPGA only measures two holes per tournament for distance off the tee.

China’s Xiaowen Yin, another rookie, came in second at 277.264 yards.

Straightest hitter

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Lizette Salas of the United States hits a tee shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on June 22, 2023 in Springfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LPGA veteran Liz Salas led the way in driving accuracy this season, hitting 88.9 percent of fairways. The 34-year-old Salas only made 12 starts this season, making her total number of possible fairways (558) considerably lower than Ayaka Furue, who hit 84.8 percent of 1,214 possible fairways.

Salas has finished in the top 10 of this category the past nine seasons.

'Shy kids don’t get sweets'

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Nelly Korda of the United States looks on from the second tee during the second round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 17, 2023 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

For the past two seasons, Nelly Korda has finished second on tour in par-5 scoring. This year, however, the American star topped the category with a 4.54 average.

England’s Charley Hull finished third on the list with a 4.56 average and delivered one of the more memorable attempts at reaching a par-5 in two at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach, when she knew that she needed to do something special. Coming down the stretch on Sunday, Hull took an aggressive line under a tree with a 3-wood trying to reach the iconic 18th green in two to put pressure on leader Allisen Corpuz.

“You know the saying, shy kids don’t get sweets?” Hull asked her caddie shortly before taking a mighty big swing.

It marked a fun glimpse into the mindset of the two-time LPGA winner.

Shy kids don't get sweets. 🍭 A shot and a conversation to remember from @HullCharley at Pebble Beach. #USWomensOpen pic.twitter.com/SVFijjyYee — U.S. Women's Open (@uswomensopen) July 10, 2023

Most eagles

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Bailey Tardy of the United States plays her shot from the third tee during the second round of The ANNIKA driven by Gainbridge at Pelican at Pelican Golf Club on November 10, 2023 in Belleair, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Three players finished the season with 12 eagles: Bailey Tardy, Jennifer Kupcho and Carlota Ciganda.

Many golf fans got acquainted with Tardy for the first time after she led the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach at the midway point. Tardy got there in large part thanks to back-to-back eagles on the par-5 sixth hole in the first two rounds. On Friday, the powerful Tardy hit a 306-yard drive on No. 6 to reach the par 5 in two and make eagle for a consecutive day. Tardy ultimately finished fourth at the USWO and made $482,136.

“I love this place,” said Tardy of her inspired play at Pebble. “It’s heaven on earth.”

Most birdies

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Nasa Hataoka of Japan reacts after making birdie on the 14th green during the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 19, 2023 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, a six-time winner on the LPGA, led the tour in birdies with 369 over the course of 90 official rounds. Hataoka averaged 4.1 birdies per round, but she didn’t win a title this season. Her best finish, a share of second, came at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

Hae Ran Ryu finished second with 333 total birdies.

Putting prowess

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Angel Yin of the United States laughs after being presented with a Deion Sanders shirt during a press conference 2023 AON Risk Reward Challenge Presentation prior to the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 14, 2023 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Angel Yin led the tour in strokes gained putting, gaining an average of 1.40 strokes on the field. Yin broke through with her first career victory this season at the Buick LPGA Masters in her 159th LPGA start. And the American did it in style, taking down Solheim Cup teammate and World No. 1 Lilia Vu in a playoff to collect her first title.

The long-hitting Yin also won $1 million for clinching the season-long Aon Risk Reward Challenge, saying a more conservative approach helped her claim the prize.

Bunker bliss

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Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea plays a shot from a bunker on the 12th hole during the first round of the Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G at Kenwood Country Club on September 07, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee led the tour in sand saves, getting up and down 63.89 percent of the time. Lee found the bunker 72 times over the course of the season.

Rookie Grace Kim finished second at 63.53 percent, getting up-and-down in 54 of her 85 attempts.

Top-10 topper

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Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand smiles on the 11th tee during the second round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 17, 2023 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Thai player Atthaya Thitikul led the tour in top-10 finishes by a mile with 13 in 21 starts. Three players, Hyo Joo Kim, Nelly Korda and Ruoning Yin posted nine top-10 finishes this season.

Thitikul also led the way in top-10 finishes by percent, at 62 percent.

While Thitikul didn’t win on tour this season, her consistent play did earn her the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average (69.533).

Ball-striking clinic

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Minjee Lee of Australia reacts on the third tee during the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on November 19, 2023 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Minjee Lee led the tour in Strokes Gained: Approach, gaining an average of 1.53 strokes per round over the field. The two-time major winner averaged 75.2 percent of greens in regulation.

China’s Ruoning Yin, who rose to No. 1 in the world after winning the KPMG Women’s PGA, finished second in Strokes Gained: Approach for the season.

Lee, No. 5 in the Rolex Rankings, won two of her last four starts on the LPGA this season at the Kroger Queen City Championsip and BMW Ladies Championship.

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Why do LPGA pros have far greater driving accuracy than PGA Tour pros? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to an interesting statistic regarding driving accuracy on the LPGA and PGA Tour. WRXer ‘me05501’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“Russell Henley leads the PGA Tour this year in Driving Accuracy at 74.2%.

If he played on the LPGA his Driving Accuracy would rank 53rd.

Wondering what factors are most relevant here:

  • Are these stats collected the same way or are there important differences?
  • Do LPGA players prioritize hitting fairways because it’s more difficult for them to escape the rough, or perhaps to maximize GIR?
  • Are the fairways on the LPGA Tour just that much wider on average?
  • Finally, what would be the likely result of a PGA Tour pro prioritizing Driving Accuracy above all else? If someone could manage to sniff the 85% Driving Accuracy rate of top LPGA, would it be a winning strategy?”

And our members have been engaged in a lively discussion breaking down their theories as to why this is the case.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • TLUBulldogGolf: “I can’t imagine the stats are done any differently. He hits it much farther than even the longest LPGA player, especially in the air, and compared to the most accurate the difference is even more stark. Most of the longer hitters on the LPGA are hitting fairways at a lower clip than Henley. LPGA set ups are probably a bit easier on average, not sure about fairway width. I imagine you’d have to give up too much distance to be that accurate, and he’s probably not off the fairway by much most of the time. He’s top 5 in distance from edge of fairway.”
  • golferdude54: “Tiger averaged over 298 yards hitting over 70% of fairways in 2000. They’ve made the fairways wider and driver and ball technology has improved so much since 2000 and yet I’m positive no one is averaging over 298 yards while hitting over 70% of fairways.”
  • bazinky: “In my opinion, it’s a mistake to look at golf driving accuracy without taking into account swing speed and driving distance. If you have two golfers that both hit the fairway on 80% of their tee shots, but one has an average driving distance of 260 and the other has an average driving distance of 300 yards, they are NOT equally accurate. A longer driver has to have a much lower off-line angle dispersion to hit the same number of fairways.”

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Duh. Shorter hitters have smaller radii for misses that just don’t reach as far or wide. Logic

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As you tune in to coverage on the PGA Tour, you’d have to wire your eyes and ears shut to avoid any mention of driving distance. Whilst that information is all well and good, do you know the same for our counterpart athletes on the LPGA Tour? Well, you should.

When it comes to driving distance on the LPGA Tour, it too has dramatically changed. Whilst the tour average has remained relatively stable over the last five years (252 vs 256 yards) we’ve seen impressive increases at the top. The 2021 average is 7 yards longer than 2020 and some 21 yards longer than it is was ten years ago.

2021 also saw the tightest margin between leaders on the LPGA and PGA Tour, with Anne van Dam averaging only 31.9 yards less than Bryson DeChambeau and 26 yards less than the PGA Tour average.

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Russell Henley leads the PGA Tour this year in Driving Accuracy at 74.2%. 

If he played on the LPGA his Driving Accuracy would rank 53rd. 

Wondering what factors are most relevant here: 

  • Are these stats collected the same way or are there important differences?
  • Do LPGA players prioritize hitting fairways because it's more difficult for them to escape the rough, or perhaps to maximize GIR? 
  • Are the fairways on the LPGA Tour just that much wider on average? 
  • Finally, what would be the likely result of a PGA Tour pro prioritizing Driving Accuracy above all else? If someone could manage to sniff the 85% Driving Accuracy rate of top LPGA, would it be a winning strategy? 

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In my opinion, it's a mistake to look at golf driving accuracy without taking into account swing speed and driving distance.   If you have two golfers that both hit the fairway on 80% of the

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It is harder to be accurate when you are carrying the ball 300+ vs 220-240  yds because any deviation of the clubface open/closed is amplified, right? It is the same with putting where if your putter

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I can't imagine the stats are done any differently.

He hits it much farther than even the longest LPGA player, especially in the air, and compared to the most accurate the difference is even more stark. Most of the longer hitters on the LPGA are hitting fairways at a lower clip than Henley. 

LPGA set ups are probably a bit easier on average, not sure about fairway width. 

I imagine you'd have to give up too much distance to be that accurate, and he's probably not off the fairway by much most of the time. He's top 5 in distance from edge of fairway. 

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In my opinion, it's a mistake to look at golf driving accuracy without taking into account swing speed and driving distance.

If you have two golfers that both hit the fairway on 80% of their tee shots, but one has an average driving distance of 260 and the other has an average driving distance of 300 yards, they are NOT equally accurate. A longer driver has to have a much lower off-line angle dispersion to hit the same number of fairways.

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1 minute ago, bazinky said: In my opinion, it's a mistake to look at golf driving accuracy without taking into account swing speed and driving distance.   If you have two golfers that both hit the fairway on 80% of their tee shots, but one has an average driving distance of 260 and the other has an average driving distance of 300 yards, they are NOT equally accurate. Alonger driver has to have a much lower off-line angle dispersion to hit the same number of fairways.

Nope ... they're still equally accurate.

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49 minutes ago, me05501 said: Russell Henley leads the PGA Tour this year in Driving Accuracy at 74.2%.    If he played on the LPGA his Driving Accuracy would rank 53rd.    Wondering what factors are most relevant here:  Are these stats collected the same way or are there important differences? Do LPGA players prioritize hitting fairways because it's more difficult for them to escape the rough, or perhaps to maximize GIR?  Are the fairways on the LPGA Tour just that much wider on average?  Finally, what would be the likely result of a PGA Tour pro prioritizing Driving Accuracy above all else? If someone could manage to sniff the 85% Driving Accuracy rate of top LPGA, would it be a winning strategy?   

I have no data to back it up but think this.  2" rough is a different "hazard" to the ladies than it is to men.

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The slower any on swings the easier it is to control the face and timing of the swing.  It’s that simple.  Swing at the lpga pace for a good male player would equal a very high fairways  hit stat. 

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14 minutes ago, bazinky said: In my opinion, it's a mistake to look at golf driving accuracy without taking into account swing speed and driving distance.   If you have two golfers that both hit the fairway on 80% of their tee shots, but one has an average driving distance of 260 and the other has an average driving distance of 300 yards, they are NOT equally accurate . A longer driver has to have a much lower off-line angle dispersion to hit the same number of fairways.

I wish to add some flavor to the post from @tatertot ,  my esteemed web forum colleague.   

18 minutes ago, tatertot said: Nope ... they're still equally accurate.

Any way you slice it or dice it, and whether you hit it 30 yards or 300 yards, an accuracy rate of 80% equals 80%.

Certainly the more distance a ball travels in the air the more important the launch direction is.

If the club face is 2* more open than the player intended, the ball that flies 240 yards has an accuracy advantage over the one that flies 280. 

As Decade has made clear, a good player's driving dispersion is in the shape of a cone, and the longest part of the cone is also the widest. That makes sense to me. 

At the same time, professional golfers generally aren't holding much back off the tee. Those who can hit it long tend to try to do so at every opportunity. 

Maybe Total Driving is the better stat to compare across Tours? 

It is harder to be accurate when you are carrying the ball 300+ vs 220-240  yds because any deviation of the clubface open/closed is amplified, right? It is the same with putting where if your putter face is slightly open at impact for a flat, 5 foot putt you will still make it whereas if your clubface is open on a flat 25 foot putt you are missing the hole entirely. 

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How is accuracy defined?  How could it be defined other than landing in the fairway?

Doesn’t it seem apodeictic that any drive other than a perfectly straight one on a perfectly straight hole is going to be more likely to land off the fairway the longer it travels?

If you just consider doglegs, some higher proportion of longer drives are going to go through the dogleg than shorter drives.

This might not be the case if the distances of the holes and width of fairways are scaled down for women proportionate to their distances, but I don’t think they are.  Add the fact that a lot of holes for men have been lengthened by adding tee boxes out in the woods giving them unnatural angles and narrow corridors to even reach fairways.

But, who really cares what the chicks do?

1 minute ago, Chunkitgood said: How is accuracy defined?  How could it be defined other than landing in the fairway?   Doesn’t it seem apodeictic that any drive other than a perfectly straight one on a perfectly straight hole is going to be more likely to land off the fairway the longer it travels?   If you just consider doglegs, some higher proportion of longer drives are going to go through the dogleg than shorter drives.   This might not be the case if the distances of the holes and width of fairways are scaled down for women proportionate to their distances, but I don’t think they are.  Add the fact that a lot of holes for men have been lengthened by adding tee boxes out in the woods giving them unnatural angles and narrow corridors to even reach fairways.   But, who really cares what the chicks do?

I'm sure KT tape took a revenue hit when Michelle Wie retired. 

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52 minutes ago, Ferguson said:       I wish to add some flavor to the post from @tatertot ,  my esteemed web forum colleague.          Any way you slice it or dice it, and whether you hit it 30 yards or 300 yards, an accuracy rate of 80% equals 80%.                       

In my opinion, accuracy rate is only one component of total accuracy. If there is enough diifference in driving distance, comparisons on rate alone become much less meaningful.

Is it harder to hit a bullseye on a dart board from 20 yards, or 50?

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16 minutes ago, bazinky said: In my opinion, accuracy rate is only one component of total accuracy. If there is enough diifference in driving distance, comparisons on rate alone become much less meaningful.   Is it harder to hit a bullseye on a dart board from 20 yards, or 50?

Aside from rate, what are the other components of total accuracy?   

30 minutes ago, Ferguson said:     I'm sure KT tape took a revenue hit when Michelle Wie retired.       

I will never be convinced that tape on skin can have any impact on the tissue under the skin. I AM FULLY PREPARED TO DIE ON THIS HILL.

15 minutes ago, me05501 said:   I will never be convinced that tape on skin can have any impact on the tissue under the skin. I AM FULLY PREPARED TO DIE ON THIS HILL.

Depends on the injury, I am having issues with my IT band (runs along the outside of the leg) and it definitely helps stabilize things.

1 hour ago, vandyfan said: It is harder to be accurate when you are carrying the ball 300+ vs 220-240  yds because any deviation of the clubface open/closed is amplified, right? It is the same with putting where if your putter face is slightly open at impact for a flat, 5 foot putt you will still make it whereas if your clubface is open on a flat 25 foot putt you are missing the hole entirely. 

Exactly. 80% is 80%, but one is not like the other...

2 hours ago, TLUBulldogGolf said: I can't imagine the stats are done any differently.   He hits it much farther than even the longest LPGA player, especially in the air, and compared to the most accurate the difference is even more stark. Most of the longer hitters on the LPGA are hitting fairways at a lower clip than Henley.    LPGA set ups are probably a bit easier on average, not sure about fairway width.    I imagine you'd have to give up too much distance to be that accurate, and he's probably not off the fairway by much most of the time. He's top 5 in distance from edge of fairway. 

Russell Henley is averaging 290 this year.  There are a couple ladies averaging 278 on the LPGA this year, and Anne Van Damm averaged 283 a couple years ago.  So the ladies are getting longer.  On the other hand, the ladies that I just mentioned haven't been making many cuts this year.

I think what the stats tell us is that there is more of a premium of accuracy off the tee on the LPGA Tour because the ladies don't have the strength to get the ball out of the rough, and when they do hit it in the rough, they are using longer clubs to reach the green, which are more difficult.

I will contend that if the males played 8,000 to 8,500 yard courses, their fairways hit would increase since they would be playing longer clubs into the green, which are more difficult out of the rough than the clubs they have to hit today.  So they would make the necessary compensations off the tee in order play longer shots to the green.

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34 minutes ago, me05501 said:   I will never be convinced that tape on skin can have any impact on the tissue under the skin. I AM FULLY PREPARED TO DIE ON THIS HILL.

How about ankles being taped on football and basketball players....what would you like on your headstone and what type of flowers do you prefer

Just now, 3whacker said: How about ankles being taped on football and basketball players....what would you like on your headstone and what type of flowers do you prefer

Taping ankles is totally different for sure because the tape overlaps itself and creates a structure that can support the joint and prevent over-extension. 

Putting a 6" strip of that same tape across someone's quad? Useless. 

11 minutes ago, gvogel said: Russell Henley is averaging 290 this year.  There are a couple ladies averaging 278 on the LPGA this year, and Anne Van Damm averaged 283 a couple years ago.  So the ladies are getting longer.  On the other hand, the ladies that I just mentioned haven't been making many cuts this year.   I think what the stats tell us is that there is more of a premium of accuracy off the tee on the LPGA Tour because the ladies don't have the strength to get the ball out of the rough, and when they do hit it in the rough, they are using longer clubs to reach the green, which are more difficult.   I will contend that if the males played 8,000 to 8,500 yard courses, their fairways hit would increase since they would be playing longer clubs into the green, which are more difficult out of the rough than the clubs they have to hit today.  So they would make the necessary compensations off the tee in order play longer shots to the green.

Yeah somewhat but they are still not in that realm. Nelly is probably the best combination of power and accuracy with a ~270 avg. and 73% accuracy but that's far behind 291, he's carrying it past that on average. It's probably true that the ladies have a more difficult time from the rough though. 

57 minutes ago, me05501 said:   I will never be convinced that tape on skin can have any impact on the tissue under the skin. I AM FULLY PREPARED TO DIE ON THIS HILL.

I'm with you but the app says it does. 

Why not tape the entire body?

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1 hour ago, me05501 said:   I will never be convinced that tape on skin can have any impact on the tissue under the skin. I AM FULLY PREPARED TO DIE ON THIS HILL.

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Can't figure how to like my own posts

I figure it's like high-top sneakers, wrist bands or "shooter's sleeves" in the NBA. These trends come and go and players swear they're absolutely necessary or helpful yet somehow they still go out of style. 

Don't get me started on those skinny little bicep bands football players gotta have these days. Their main purpose is to draw attention to their biceps. That's also their only purpose. 

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1 hour ago, Chunkitgood said: How could it be defined other than landing in the fairway?

Linear distance from center of fairway, angular distance from center of fairway, are two that come to mind.  The latter uses driving distance to generate the measurement as well.

Neither are likely where the player was aiming though, and depending on the hole, the player might not want to be in the center of the fairway.  Or even on that fairway, for certain infamous examples where playing down an adjacent fairway makes for an easier approach.  

As noted, rhe greater fairway percentage for LPGA is likely due simply to their fairways being roughly the same width as men's courses.  With less driving distance meaning an equivalent angular miss results in less dispersion, and that smaller dispersion is more likely to overlay the fairway.

I think they'd trade with the men's driving stats if they could.

How about Breathe Right Nasal strips or butterfly tape to keep a cut closed, or Gorilla tape to shut someones mouth

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1 hour ago, Ferguson said:     I'm sure KT tape took a revenue hit when Michelle Wie retired.       

As long as the CrossFit games exists they'll do just fine. 

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Discover How Far LPGA Players Drive The Ball: An In-depth Analysis

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How Far Do LPGA Players Drive the Ball: A Comprehensive Look

The game of golf is not just about the finesse and strategy involved but also about the power and distance one can achieve, especially off the tee. In the professional realm, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) showcases some of the best talents in women’s golf. The driving distance of LPGA players is a testament to their skill, strength, and technique. In this article, we delve into the specifics of how far LPGA players drive the ball, and how it compares to their male counterparts in the PGA.

Average Driving Distance of LPGA Players

  • 2023 Average: The average driving distance for LPGA players in 2023 stood at 252.3 yards . This is an increase from previous years, indicating the upswing in physical conditioning and technique among female professional golfers​.
  • Player Variance: The driving distance can vary significantly among different players. For instance, Anne van Dam, a notable player in the LPGA, had an impressive average driving distance of 284.5 yards in 2023​.
  • Comparison with PGA: When compared to the male professional golfers in the PGA, there is a notable difference. The average driving distance on the PGA Tour was around 296.4 yards , showcasing the physical differences and also perhaps the different focuses in training and conditioning between the two tours​​.

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Factors Affecting Driving Distance

The driving distance in golf is influenced by several factors. Here are a few key elements:

  • Technique: A proper swing technique is crucial for achieving maximum distance. The coordination between the hands, legs, and torso, along with a smooth, powerful swing, can significantly impact the driving distance.
  • Equipment: The type of club used, especially the driver, along with its specifications like loft, shaft flex, and material, can affect the distance the ball travels.
  • Physical Conditioning: Strength, flexibility, and overall fitness play a vital role in how far a player can drive the ball. Professional golfers often have tailored fitness regimes to enhance their driving distance.
  • Ball Type: The construction and material of the golf ball also play a role in how far it can be driven. Different balls have varying characteristics that can either enhance or hinder driving distance.

Evolution of Driving Distance in LPGA

The driving distance among LPGA players has seen a gradual increase over the years. This is partly due to the advancements in equipment technology, better understanding of golf biomechanics, and improved physical conditioning of the players. The trend is expected to continue as more emphasis is placed on power and distance in the modern game.

Comparison with PGA Players

One of the intriguing aspects of professional golf is the comparison of driving distances between LPGA and PGA players. The disparity in driving distance is often a topic of discussion among golf enthusiasts and analysts.

  • Average Driving Distance Disparity: The average driving distance on the PGA Tour was around 296.4 yards, as compared to the LPGA average of 252.3 yards in 2023​. This difference of over 40 yards is significant in the professional golf realm, showcasing the variance in physical prowess between male and female golfers.
  • Physiological Differences: Men generally have greater muscle mass and physical strength, which contribute to longer driving distances. The swing speed generated by PGA players tends to be higher due to these physiological advantages.
  • Equipment Differences: Both LPGA and PGA players have access to state-of-the-art golf equipment. However, the customization of this equipment, such as the loft and shaft flex of the drivers, may be tailored differently to suit the physical attributes and swing mechanics of male and female players.

How LPGA Players are Bridging the Gap

The LPGA and its players have been diligently working to bridge the driving distance gap. Through focused training, equipment optimization, and technological advancements, notable strides have been made.

  • Focused Training: Many LPGA players have incorporated specialized strength and conditioning programs aimed at increasing their driving distances. Training regimes often focus on enhancing core strength, flexibility, and swing mechanics.
  • Equipment Optimization: Players work closely with equipment manufacturers to tailor their drivers and other clubs to optimize for distance. Advances in golf club technology have also played a part in helping LPGA players achieve longer drives.
  • Technological Advancements: The infusion of technology in training, such as the use of golf simulators and swing analysis software, has provided valuable insights that help players improve their driving distance.
  • Notable Achievements: Players like Anne van Dam, with an average driving distance of 284.5 yards, are setting new standards and inspiring other players to push their limits​​.

The golf course is a testament to the blend of technique, strength, and strategy, with driving distance being a crucial element of the game. The evolution in LPGA driving distance is a reflection of the broader development within women’s golf, marking an exciting era for the sport.

The insights into the LPGA vs PGA driving distance , the golf equipment used, and the golf training methodologies adopted highlight the multidimensional approach towards improving LPGA driving distance . The LPGA driving distance improvement is a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence by these athletes, making the LPGA players driving distance a fascinating aspect to follow in the sport of golf.

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PGA Tour goes to Quail Hollow ahead of PGA Championship. Nelly Korda goes for 6 in a row

Nelly Korda smiles after winning the Chevron Championship LPGA golf tournament Sunday, April 21, 2024, at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Course: Quail Hollow Club. Yardage: 7,558. Par: 71.

Prize money: $20 million. Winner’s share: $4 million.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Wyndham Clark.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Last week: Taylor Pendrith won the CJ Cup Byron Nelson.

Notes: This is the sixth of eight $20 million signature events and the first of two such events that precede a major championship. ... Scottie Scheffler and Ludvig Aberg are the only eligible players not in the field. Scheffler had planned to miss all along because of the impending birth of his first child. Aberg has a knee issue and said he needed a week of rest. ... Quail Hollow will host the PGA Championship next year for the second time. ... Webb Simpson, a Quail Hollow member, received one of four sponsor exemptions. He has received four exemptions to signature events this year. ... The top three finishers from the CJ Cup Byron Nelson — Taylor Pendrith, Ben Kohles and Alex Noren — played their way into the Wells Fargo Championship through the Swing Five. Dominican Republic winner Billy Horschel also is part of the Swing Five and makes his debut in a signature event this year. ... The winner gets into the PGA Championship next week if not already eligible.

Next week: PGA Championship.

Xander Schauffele reacts to a putt on the 12th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow on Friday, May 10, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Erik Verduzco)

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COGNIZANT FOUNDERS CUP

Site: Clifton, New Jersey.

Course: Upper Montclair CC. Yardage: 6,656. Par: 71.

Prize money: $3 million. Winner’s share: $450,000.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (ESPN+); 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports App and Peacock); 7-9 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay); Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ESPN+); 3-6 p.m. (NBC Sports App and Peacock); 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay).

Defending champion: Jin Young Ko.

Race to CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda.

Last tournament: Hannah Green won the JM Eagle LA Championship.

Notes: Nelly Korda has won five consecutive tournaments and goes for the LPGA Tour record of six in a row. She shares the record with Nancy Lopez (1978) and Annika Sorenstam (2004-05). ... Korda took seven weeks off after her first win in the streak. She is coming off her second major championship title. ... The field has eight of the top 10 players in the world. Missing are Lilia Vu, who is recovering from injury, and Charley Hull, who is playing in the Aramco-sponsored Ladies European Tour event in South Korea. ... Danielle Kang also is skipping the Founders Cup to play the Aramco event. ... Hannah Green has two wins this year and moved into the top 10 in the world for the first time in her career. ... This is the first of four straight LPGA events within driving range. Three tournaments are in New Jersey. The other is the U.S. Women’s Open about an hour west of Philadelphia.

Next week: Mizuho Americas Open.

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REGIONS TRADITION

Site: Birmingham, Alabama.

Course: Greystone Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,249. Par: 72.

Prize money: $2.6 million. Winner’s share: $390,000.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 5-7:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Steve Stricker.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker.

Last week: Scott Dunlap won the Insperity Invitational.

Notes: This is the first of five majors on the PGA Tour Champions schedule. ... Steve Stricker starts a stretch of three straight majors. He is in the field for the PGA Championship next week at Valhalla and then defending his title in the Senior PGA Championship the following week. ... Two of the last three tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions have been shortened to 36 holes because of bad weather in Texas. ... Bernhard Langer tied for 31st in his return to competition after three months from tearing his left Achilles tendon. ... Stricker has won this major three of the last four years. Another victory would tie him with Jack Nicklaus for most victories in the Tradition. ... John Daly is playing on a sponsor exemption. ... Jim Furyk has a new caddie this week after encouraging Mike “Fluff” Cowan to leave and work for C.T. Pan on the PGA Tour.

Next tournament: Senior PGA Championship on May 23-26.

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MYRTLE BEACH CLASSIC

Site: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Course: Dunes Golf & Beach Club. Yardage: 7,347. Par: 71.

Prize money: $4 million. Winner’s share: $720,000.

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Epson Tour: Carlisle Arizona Women’s Golf Classic, TPC Scottsdale (Champions), Scottsdale, Ariz. Previous winner: Gabriela Ruffels. Online: https://www.epsontour.com/

Japan Golf Tour: For The Players By The Players, The Club Golf Village, Gunma, Japan. Defending champion: Shintaro Kobayashi. Online: https://www.jgto.org/en/

Challenge Tour: Challenge de Espana, Real Sevilla GC, Seville, Spain. Defending champion: Martin Couvra. Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/

Ladies European Tour: Aramco Team Series, New Korea CC, Goyang, South Korea. Defending champion: Pauline Roussin-Bouchard. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

Sunshine Tour: FBC Zimbabwe Open, Royal Harare GC, Harare, Zimbabwe. Defending champion: Neil Schietekat. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/

Japan LPGA: RKB Mitsui Matsushima Ladies, Fukuoka CC (Wajiro), Fukuoka, Japan. Defending champion: Chisato Iwai. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/

Korea LPGA: NH Investment & Securities Ladies Championship, Suwon CC, Yongin, South Korea. Defending champion: Jinhee Im. Online: https://klpga.co.kr/

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Take a look at just a few of the featured groups this week at the Cognizant Founders Cup using KPMG Performance Insights :

Thursday, 7:59 a.m.* – Nelly Korda/Jin Young Ko/Minjee Lee

Nelly Korda will look to continue her unstoppable tear of excellent golf this week in the Garden State, as the 13-time LPGA Tour winner is pursuing a sixth consecutive LPGA Tour victory at the Cognizant Founders Cup. The 25-year-old collected her fifth straight Tour title at The Chevron Championship just a couple of weeks ago, matching Nancy Lopez and Annika Sorenstam as the only other known player since 1978 to win five tournaments in a row on the LPGA Tour. She also became the first American since Juli Inkster in 1999 to win five times in a single season and is the youngest LPGA Tour member to win her second major title also since Inkster picked up her second major victory in 1984 at 24 years, 1 month and five days. According to KPMG Performance Insights, Korda leads the LPGA Tour in strokes gained total (+3.01), scoring average (69.22), percentage of rounds in the 60s, par-4 scoring, par-5 scoring, greens in regulation, strokes gained tee to green (+2.33), strokes gained around the green (+0.84) and eagles (6). She is also second on Tour in strokes gained driving (+0.81) and is 13th in strokes gained approach (+0.90), the latter of which she has vastly improved upon in 2024 compared to 2023. This is Korda’s sixth start in the Cognizant Founders Cup, and in her five previous appearances, she has missed two cuts, one of which was last year at Upper Montclair Country Club, and earned three top-20 finishes, including a tie for second in 2019 and a pair of T19s that came in 2017 and 2021.

Can anyone top Nelly Korda at this week's @LPGAfounders ? We look at the #KPMGInsights ahead of the event. 🏆 Nelly goes for six straight wins 📈 Brooke Henderson continues to improve pic.twitter.com/j9qCOC54YL — KPMG Golf (@KPMGGolf) May 8, 2024

When it comes to horses for courses, few are better suited for Upper Montclair Country Club and the Cognizant Founders Cup than Jin Young Ko. Three of Ko’s 15 LPGA Tour victories have come at this event, as the Republic of Korea native won the 2019, 2021 and 2023 Cognizant Founders Cups at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz., Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., and at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, N.J., respectively. Statistically, Ko’s victory at this tournament last season saw the former Rolex Rankings No. 1 rank first in par-4 scoring (11-under), second in strokes gained tee to green (+3.30), third in strokes gained approach (+2.53) and fourth in proximity to the hole (19 feet), according to KPMG Performance Insights. So far this season, Ko leads the LPGA in strokes gained approach, picking up 1.35 strokes on the field per round with her approach shots, and among players with 10 or more rounds, she is also ranked first in proximity to the hole from 125 to 150 yards (15’8). This is Ko’s sixth start in the Cognizant Founders Cup, and in addition to her three victories, she has one other top-20 result, a tie for 17th that came in 2022.

Minjee Lee won the 2022 edition of the Cognizant Founders Cup, the first year the event was held at Upper Montclair Country Club, defeating Lexi Thompson by two shots with a four-day total of 19-under. That kind of form is something that Lee will be looking to find this week in Clifton, N.J., as it’s been an up-and-down year thus far for the Australian major champion. She has made just three cuts in six total starts this season, recording two top-15 results at the Blue Bay LPGA, where Lee finished in a tie for fourth, and the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards, where she ultimately tied for 15th. Still, the 27-year-old seems to be striking it well as she is averaging 20 feet in proximity to the hole from 125 to 150 yards, over four feet better than the LPGA Tour average, and is ranked eighth in strokes gained approach (+1.04), according to KPMG Performance Insights. This is Lee’s eighth time teeing it up in the Cognizant Founders Cup, and in addition to her victory, she has earned three other T25 or better results, including a solo second in her title defense in 2023.

Thursday, 8:10 a.m.* – Nasa Hataoka/Brooke Henderson/Hannah Green

This week marks Nasa Hataoka’s sixth appearance at the Cognizant Founders Cup, and if her recent performances at Upper Montclair Country Club are any indication, she’s definitely someone to keep an eye on this week in the Garden State. Since the event moved to this venue, Hataoka has recorded back-to-back top-10 finishes in this tournament, tying for sixth in 2022 with a 72-hole score of 14-under and finishing solo eighth in 2023 with a four-day total of 6-under. This is her 10th tournament of the 2024 LPGA Tour season – Hataoka has only skipped the Blue Bay LPGA this year – and she has earned four top-15 results, including back-to-back T13s at The Chevron Championship and JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro and a tie for third at the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Statistically, the Japan native is more than in form, ranking fourth in rounds under par (21), eighth in strokes gained approach (+1.04), ninth in greens in regulation (71.70%) and 12th in strokes gained tee to green (+1.24) so far this season.

Brooke Henderson is teeing it up at Upper Montclair Country Club for the very first time as she makes her first start in the Cognizant Founders Cup since 2021 this week. She has played in this event five times before, four of which were at the tournament’s original venue, Wildfire Golf Club, in Arizona, and the last of which was at Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J. In those five previous starts, Henderson has recorded four top-15 finishes, the best of which was a tie for fourth that came in 2016. This week is her ninth start of the 2024 LPGA Tour season, and she has already earned an impressive five top-10 results, three of which were T3s or better at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions (3), the HSBC Women's World Championship (T3) and The Chevron Championship (T3). According to KPMG Performance Insights, the 13-time LPGA Tour winner is ranked third in strokes gained total (+2.04), fourth in strokes gained tee to green (+1.50) and seventh in strokes gained driving (+0.74). She has also made 68 putts of 10 feet or longer this season, the fourth-most of any player, and is currently second in rounds under par (23), second in scoring average (69.87), third in birdies (127) and fourth in rounds in the 60s (13). While it might be tricky to predict how well an athlete performs at a venue they’ve never seen before, Henderson’s recent form should be a good indicator for success this week at Upper Montclair Country Club.

Hannah Green successfully defended her title a couple of weeks ago at the JM Eagle LA Championship presented by Plastpro, winning by three shots over Maja Stark at Wilshire Country Club. It was her second victory of the 2024 LPGA Tour season, as Green won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in February in Singapore, and the title made this year Green’s first multiple-win season on Tour since she won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the Portland Classic in 2019. With a week off to rest and recuperate, the Australian will be raring to go this week at the Cognizant Founders Cup, an event in which she has played four times before, earning a best finish of T42 in 2021. Statistically, Green is more than in form, ranking 10th in strokes gained total (+1.34), 17th in strokes gained putting (+0.71) and 22nd in strokes gained approach (+0.66). She is also ranked second in putts per green in regulation (1.72), third in scoring average (69.95), 10th in greens in regulation (71.67%) and 12th in rounds in the 60s (10).

Thursday, 1:10 p.m. – Rose Zhang/Megan Khang/Lydia Ko

Mizuho Americas Open winner Rose Zhang is making her tournament debut this week at the Cognizant Founders Cup, just a few days before she works to defend her title for the first time in her young career at Liberty National Golf Club. This is her seventh start so far this year, and in her six previous events, the 20-year-old has missed two cuts and earned two top-10 finishes, tying for seventh at the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions and tying for fifth at the T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards. According to KPMG Performance Insights, Zhang is ranked seventh in strokes gained approach (+1.04), ninth in strokes gained total (+1.35) and 14th in strokes gained tee to green (+1.12). While she doesn’t have any prior experience at Upper Montclair Country Club, Zhang’s 2023 victory at Liberty National and her solid showing at last year’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club’s Lower Course indicate that she has a pretty good grip on how to play golf in New Jersey, something that should bode well for Zhang this week at the Cognizant Founders Cup.

Megan Khang is a Northeast native, hailing from Rockland, Mass., and has plenty of experience playing the style of golf that a venue like Upper Montclair Country Club will require this week at the Cognizant Founders Cup. It’s her eighth time teeing it up in this tournament, and in her seven previous starts, Khang has finished in the top 15 on four separate occasions, most recently tying for sixth in 2022, the first time the Founders Cup was held in Clifton, N.J. The Rolex Rankings No. 14 has been hitting it well this season, ranking second in strokes gained tee to green (+1.77) and third in strokes gained approach (+1.17), according to KPMG Performance Insights. She’s also 13th on the LPGA Tour in driving accuracy, hitting the fairway 82.92% of the time, a skill that will be critical around a narrow Upper Montclair Country Club. Khang has one LPGA Tour victory to her credit, winning the CPKC Women’s Open in 2023 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, an event in which she defeated Jin Young Ko en route to victory.

Lydia Ko will have another shot at the LPGA Hall of Fame this week at the Cognizant Founders Cup as she works to track down the 27th point necessary for automatic qualification. The 27-year-old captured her 20th career LPGA Tour title at the season-opening Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in January and has been trying to collect her 21st title so she can gain entry into the Hall. In her pursuit of history, Ko has recorded five top-20 finishes since she won at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, the best of which was a solo second at the LPGA Drive On Championship the week following the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions and the most recent of which is a tie for 17th that came at The Chevron Championship a couple of weeks ago. According to KPMG Performance Insights, Ko is ranked second in strokes gained total (+2.15), sixth in strokes gained tee to green (+1.43), 10th in strokes gained approach (+0.96) and 13th in strokes gained around the green (+0.40). She is also second in eagles (5), third in rounds under par (22), fourth in scoring average (70.04) and seventh in rounds in the 60s (11). This is Ko’s ninth start in the Cognizant Founders Cup, and in her eight previous appearances, she has earned a pair of runner-up results in 2014 and 2016 and recorded four additional T12 or better finishes, most recently tying for 12th in 2022.

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