How Much do You Know 2009 Golf?





How Much do You Know 2009 Golf?

Scoring leaders Who played the par-3 holes the best? Tiger Woods/Patrick Sheehan 9 under for the year Who played the par-4 holes the best? Justin Leonard 22 under for the year Who played the par-5 holes the best? John Senden 142 under for the year Toughest and easiest TOUGHEST HOLE The 518-yard, par-4 12th at Hazeltine National (PGA Championship), which played to a stroke average of 4.502. TOUGHEST COURSE Bethpage Black (U.S. Open), which played to a stroke average of 72.298 (+2.928). EASIEST HOLE The 529-yard, par-5 first hole at Doral (World Golf Championships-CA Championship), which played to a stroke average of 4.196. EASIEST COURSE PGA West-Nicklaus (Bob Hope Classic), which played to a stroke average of 66.984. Multiple winners in 2009 Wins Player Tournaments won 6 Tiger Woods Arnold Palmer Invt’l, the Memorial, AT&T National,Buick Open, WGC-Bridgestone Inv’t, BMW Championship 3 Steve Stricker rowne Plaza Invitational, John Deere Classic, Deutsche Bank Championship 3 Phil Mickelson Northern Trust Open, WGC-CA Championship, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola 2 Zach Johnson Sony Open in Hawaii, Valero Texas Open 2 Geoff Ogilvy Mercedes-Benz Champ, WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 2 Brian Gay Verizon Heritage, St. Jude Classic 2 Kenny Perry FBR Open, Travelers Championship 2 Y.E. Yang Honda Classic, PGA Championship Recommend to you: | titleist AP2 irons | & | Ping G15 Irons | Phil Mickelson is the only player to finish in the top 10 of the final FedExCup standings in its first three years. Tim Clark hit his approach shots the closest to the hole of anyone on TOUR — 30 feet, 5 inches. John Senden had the longest stretch this year without a 3-putt green — 292 holes. Bob Heintz 3-putted the least of anyone on TOUR — 1.6 percent of the time. Tiger Woods won his ninth Byron Nelson Trophy for low scoring average and he also won his seventh All-Around stat title. Joe Durant won his third Driving Accuracy crown and Luke Donald his second Sand Saves title. No one in the top 10 in greens in regulation for the season won a tournament this year. Players who led the field in putting won six times this season while those who led in scrambling won five times. Just two players who led the field in greens in regulation that given week won a tournament. Dustin Johnson was the only player to lead the field in driving distance and win a tournament in 2008 and he was again the only player to do so in 2009 when he won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The TOUR’s ironman was Nathan Green, who played in 104 rounds. Brian Davis had the most starts — 32. Eight rookies finished among the top 125 on the money list — Marc Leishman, Webb Simpson, Jeff Klauk, Scott Piercy, James Nitties, Bill Lunde, Matt Bettencourt and Ricky Barnes. A total of 16 countries were represented among the final top 125. International players won 12 times in 2009. A record 23 tournaments were won by former Nationwide Tour players this year, topping the old mark of 22 set in 2004. David Toms had the most rounds in the 60s this year — 51. Charley Hoffman had the year’s longest drive — 467 yards on the first hole during the third round of the Valero Texas Open. A total of 47 400-yard drives were recorded this year. Dustin Johnson had the most — five. Ted Purdy made 36 putts longer than 25 feet this year, the most on TOUR. Rodney Butcher, a non-TOUR member, made the longest putt of the season — 93 feet, 4 inches. European Tour 2009 Season Memorable Stories 2009’s First-time Winners

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