Coming Up

December 15, 2003

To get an idea of how the Tour will shape up statistically in
2004, it's instructive to see how it has changed over the last
few years. Based on several key stats, today's average pro is
much longer off the tee--Hank Kuehne set a Tour record this year
by averaging 321.4 yards a drive--and makes more birdies, but
he's less accurate and not as good a shotmaker.

2000 2003 +/-

Driving Distance 273.2 286.3 +13.1
Scoring Average 71.21 71.05 -.16
Birdies (Round) 3.48 3.62 +.14
Putts (Round) 29.15 29.09 -.06
Putts (GIR) 1.777 1.774 -.003
Greens in Reg. 66.0% 65.7% -.3%
Scrambling 59.5% 58.3% -1.2%
Driving Accuracy 68.5% 66.4% -2.1%
Sand Saves 53.8% 49.6% -4.2%

COLOR PHOTO: DARREN CARROLL (KUEHNE) Hank Kuehne

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)