PGA Tour 2019: All the essentials stats ahead of this month's Florida Swing

2018 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass
Webb Simpson en route to victory at TPC Sawgrass last May
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The four-week Florida Swing begins over the Champion Course at PGA National on Thursday. Check out our stats preview compiled by Andy Swales ....

"Florida’s new schedule means that, for three straight weeks, the players will face the testing layouts that are PGA National, Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass."

This month's Florida Swing welcomes back an old friend, with the return of the Players Championship for the first time since 2006.

The last 12 instalments of the 'Fifth Major' have taken place in May but now, following a restructure by the PGA Tour, the world's golfing elite will tee-up at Sawgrass in March.

This allows the PGA Championship to move to May - from August - while a revamped FedEx Cup Play-Offs has been brought forward one month from September.

All of which prevents the Tour finale from clashing with the beginning of the NFL calendar or climax of Major League Baseball. Such is the politics of American sport.

Florida's new schedule means that, for three straight weeks, the players will face testing layouts that are PGA National, Bay Hill and TPC Sawgrass.

Following this week's Honda Classic, the Tour will head to the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, before moving on to the Players Championship.

At the completion of the 'Fifth Major', the four-week Florida Swing will end in Tampa where the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook will host the Valspar Championship.

Tiger Time?

One golfer who may be ready to thrive in the Sunshine State is Tiger Woods.

The 14-time major winner enjoyed Florida last season with finishes of 12th-2nd-5th-11th and, in September, ended five years without a title by winning the Tour Championship in the neighbouring state of Georgia.

Since the start of 2000, Woods has won 14 PGA Tour events in Florida, which is 10 more than the next most prolific golfer.

Among other players who tend to perform well in the region is Adam Scott who, during recent months, has seen a definite upturn in form.

Limited Schedule

Despite winning at Doral in 2015, Dustin Johnson does not usually play a heavy schedule in this south-eastern state.

Johnson, arguably the world's best week-to-week player over the past few years, tends to focus his attentions on the west coast during January and February, but will definitely turn up at Sawgrass in a few weeks' time.

Leading Stroke Averages For Florida (2016-18)
Average (Rounds)
69.38: Tiger Woods (16)
69.78: Adam Scott (40)
69.83: Patrick Cantlay (12)
70.35: Tommy Fleetwood (20)
70.39: Jason Day (28)
70.40: Nick Watney (20)
70.42: Sam Burns (12)
70.42: Bryson DeChambeau (19)
70.44: Paul Casey (32)
70.50: Rafa Cabrera-Bello (22)
(Min. No. of Rounds = 12)
For Leading 30 Averages Click on PDF Link Below

Leading Average Positions For Florida (2014-18)
Average (Events)
20.94: Adam Scott (18)
22.07: Sergio Garcia (14)
30.90: Jason Day (10)
32.76: Rory McIlroy (17)
34.00: Steve Stricker (8)
34.12: Jason Dufner (17)
34.20: Jamie Donaldson (10)
34.29: Matt Kuchar (14)
34.33: Francesco Molinari (15)
34.75: Brendan Steele (12)
(Min. No. of Events = 8)
For Leading 40 Averages Click on PDF Link Below

Most Top-25 Finishes in Florida (2014-18)
13: Adam Scott
12: Henrik Stenson
10: Jason Dufner
10: Rory McIlroy
10: Patrick Reed
9: Francesco Molinari
9: Justin Rose
8: Paul Casey
8: Rickie Fowler
8: Sergio Garcia
8: Louis Oosthuizen

Most Top-10 Finishes in Florida (2014-18)
7: Rory McIlroy
7: Henrik Stenson
6: Francesco Molinari
6: Patrick Reed
5: Sergio Garcia
5: Kevin Na
5: Justin Rose
5: Adam Scott

Most Top-3 Finishes in Florida (2014-18)
3: Sergio Garcia
3: Rory McIlroy
3: Patrick Reed
3: Adam Scott
3: Justin Thomas
3: Bubba Watson
Note: 11 Players Have Recorded A Brace of Podium Finishes During The Past Five Years

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FLORIDA_SWING_STATS_2019.pdf

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LAST 10 PGA TOUR EVENTS IN FLORIDA (table below)

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Key For Florida Form Table:

Saw (TPC Sawgrass); Bay (Bay Hill); Inn (Innisbrook); Nat (PGA National)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player 18-Saw 18-Bay 18-Inn 18-Nat 17-Saw 17-Bay 17-Inn 17-Nat 16-Saw 16-Bay
Justin Rose 23 3 5 65 13 19 9
Brooks Koepka 11 16 MC MC 35
Dustin Johnson 17 12 28
Justin Thomas 11 1 MC* MC MC 3
Bryson DeChambeau 37 2 Wd 27 MC 27
Jon Rahm 63 MC*
Xander Schauffele 2 MC
Rory McIlroy MC 1 MC 59 35 4 12 27
Rickie Fowler MC 14 MC 60 12 1 MC
Francesco Molinari MC 26 6 7 14 7 9
Jason Day 5 22 60 23 1 1
Tony Finau 57 MC MC 28 5 MC 43
Tiger Woods 11 5 2 12
Tommy Fleetwood 7 26 4 41 10
Patrick Reed 41 7 2 MC 22 38 MC
Marc Leishman 63 7 MC 1 27 64 17
Bubba Watson 57 66 MC 34 MC 43
Phil Mickelson MC 41 MC
Paul Casey 1 22 41 11 23 9
Patrick Cantlay 23 22 2
Webb Simpson 1 8 5 16 MC 41 68
Matt Kuchar 17 40 MC* 22 3 MC
Gary Woodland MC MC 49 MC* 58 2 28 MC
Jordan Spieth 41 MC MC MC
Alexander Noren 17 36 3 10 49
Hideki Matsuyama MC 49 22 45 7 6
Louis Oosthuizen MC MC 16 24 2 28 21 28
Cameron Smith MC MC 46 MC 34 49
Sergio Garcia 70 4 33 30 14 54
Adam Scott 11 41 16 13 6 14 12 12
Rafa Cabrera-Bello 17 29 4 37 MC
Keegan Bradley 7 26 31 49 60 34 58 MC 35 36
Tyrrell Hatton MC 69 MC 41 4 4
Ian Poulter 11 41 MC MC 2 41 41 43 57 46
Henrik Stenson 23 4 MC 16 MC 7 MC 3
Hao Tong Li MC 54
Billy Horschel 37 54 MC MC MC 13 MC 4 28 20
Kyle Stanley MC 14 4 17 27 MC
Branden Grace 46 8 48 MC Wd 57
JB Holmes MC 41 46 49 41 MC
Matt Fitzpatrick 46 MC MC MC 13 68 MC 27
Matthew Fitzpatrick 46 MC MC MC 13 68 MC 27
Shane Lowry 46 MC 49 49 MC 16
Kiradech Aphibarnrat 30 MC 68 MC 6
Thorbjorn Olesen MC
Kevin Kisner MC MC MC 56 2 48 MC MC
Andrew Putnam MC MC
Charles Howell 17 14 40 MC 56 49 52 MC 46
Chez Reavie 30 MC 56 MC 27 MC 60
Si-Woo Kim 63 MC 59 1 49 Wd MC 23 63
Emiliano Grillo 37 26 8 11 7 43 MC 17
Brandt Snedeker MC MC 31 MC 28 MC 36
Kevin Na 46 36 Wd MC MC MC
Byeong Hun An 30 14 MC 5 49 49 MC 36
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC
Aaron Wise 41 68 33
Lee Westwood 65
Abraham Ancer 16 MC
Adam Hadwin 57 12 30 6 1 39 36
Russell Knox MC 73 16 MC MC MC MC 19
Luke List MC 7 16 2 MC 17 27 52
Brian Harman MC 54 33 53 13 MC 48 54 17
Daniel Berger 57 29 65 MC MC 9
Charley Hoffman MC 14 MC 30 2 MC MC
Danny Willett MC Wd Wd MC MC
Chesson Hadley 11 49 MC MC MC
Ryan Palmer 23 28 MC MC 37 23 60
Zach Johnson MC* 26 16 48 66 27 54 5
Thomas Pieters 13 MC MC 76
Pat Perez MC 22 17
Ross Fisher 71 MC MC
Kevin Chappell MC 7 35 49 2 2
Dylan Frittelli 11
Stewart Cink MC 58 31 46 28 27 27 MC
Ryan Moore 30 5 MC 49 53 34 18 MC 74
Beau Hossler 46 66 MC MC
Alexander Levy MC
Kevin Tway 46 58 MC MC
Patton Kizzire MC MC MC MC MC MC 66 76
Peter Uihlein 66 MC
Jimmy Walker 2 73 28 33 56 21 MC
Chris Wood 20
Yuta Ikeda MC 22
Charl Schwartzel 2 MC 49 MC 45 6
Danny Lee 7 MC MC Wd MC 17 22 MC 35 MC
CT Pan 46 41 MC 17 56 MC 37
Scott Piercy MC MC 17 MC MC 23
Russell Henley MC 24 35 45 9 43 MC MC
Jason Kokrak 46 MC 8 MC 56 58 Wd 20
Ted Potter 41 MC MC MC
Lucas Glover MC* 49 74 17 6 7 18 21 27
Sam Burns 49 12 8
Andrew Landry 67 MC
Ryan Armour MC 77 40 MC MC
JJ Spaun MC MC 49 MC 21
Brice Garnett 41 31 MC
Bronson Burgoon MC
Jhonattan Vegas 41 72 MC 4 57 46
Brian Gay MC* 22 MC MC MC MC 60
Austin Cook 46 36 40
Brendan Steele MC* 6 14 57 46
Harold Varner 7 78 72 35 34 MC 57 57 MC
Michael Thompson MC 24 MC MC
Patrick Rodgers MC 7 59 33 MC MC MC MC MC 20
Andy Sullivan MC 27
Sam Ryder 68
Scott Stallings MC MC 31 29 68 21
Talor Gooch 26 MC MC
Nick Watney 37 59 33 14 14
Whee Kim MC MC 49 Wd MC
Keith Mitchell MC* MC 11
Jason Dufner 5 MC 17 60 11 14 49
Yusaku Miyazato
Anirban Lahiri MC 75 59 MC MC 11
Kevin Streelman MC 41 MC MC* 70 18 74 MC
Joel Dahmen 33
Jamie Lovemark 17 41 16 7 MC* 23 27 MC 64 6
David Lipsky
Richy Werenski 23 MC MC MC MC
Chris Kirk 46 13 49 33 12 MC MC Wd 12
Martin Kaymer MC Wd 69 23 4 39
Denny McCarthy MC
Troy Merritt MC 49 MC 56 MC MC 3
Sung Kang MC 58 73 MC 30 MC 52 MC
Kelly Kraft MC 31 8 Wd 65 MC
James Hahn MC 58 MC 49 41 43 MC
Corey Conners 16 59
Robert Streb MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Jim Furyk 7 46 MC 41 35
Padraig Harrington MC MC MC MC MC
Bud Cauley MC 14 MC Wd MC 58 27
Trey Mullinax MC 8 MC MC
Scott Langley
Sean O`Hair Wd 7 12 MC MC MC Wd 11 64 36
Ollie Schniederjans MC* 41 49 64 34 MC 48
Chris Stroud 46 33 Wd
Vaughn Taylor MC 59 MC 23 MC MC MC
Rory Sabbatini 30 5 17 MC 60
Martin Laird 57 26 MC MC 49 MC MC 43
JT Poston 14 27
George Coetzee
Scott Hend
Hudson Swafford MC 75 MC 64 MC 10 38 MC 57 36
Bernd Wiesberger MC 12 49
Graeme McDowell 22 40 MC 69 28 14 14 9 MC
Brian Stuard 36 MC MC MC* MC 38 27 MC
Matt Jones MC MC
Brandon Harkins 67 36 MC
Sam Saunders MC 49 MC MC MC MC
Bill Haas MC 49 MC 41 43
Scott Brown 23 MC 64 46 MC MC MC 57 MC 27
Aaron Baddeley 49 41 41 MC MC MC
Peter Malnati MC 49 MC MC MC MC MC
Tom Hoge MC* 26 MC MC
Carlos Ortiz MC
Ryan Blaum MC* 16 MC 41 37
Steve Stricker 23 12 41 MC
Nick Taylor MC* MC MC 62 MC
Michael Kim MC MC 57 60 17 52 MC
Grayson Murray 30 14 MC MC MC* MC MC MC
Stephan Jaeger 49 MC
Dominic Bozzelli MC 31 13 3 MC
William McGirt MC 26 16 33 22 MC MC 43 73
Ben Silverman MC MC
Sang-Moon Bae MC MC
Roberto Castro 56 MC 46
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC
Chad Campbell MC 31 MC MC MC 11 MC 39 20
Jonas Blixt MC MC 22 MC 19 27
Harris English MC 22 MC 33 MC MC 27 60 MC MC
John Huh MC 26 MC 24 MC 66 9 MC MC 68
Adam Schenk 59 29
Cameron Percy Wd
Alex Cejka MC 40 Wd MC* 14 MC 9
Tom Lovelady MC 17
Hunter Mahan MC 56 MC 57
Wesley Bryan MC MC MC 69 7 4
Shawn Stefani MC MC MC MC 72
Maverick McNealy 46
Nicholas Lindheim MC
Ernie Els 49 64 MC MC MC MC 64 74
Tyler Duncan MC MC 24
Mackenzie Hughes 57 54 MC 59 16 MC 66
David Lingmerth MC 64 64 MC MC* 72 27 MC MC 63
Seamus Power MC MC 27 MC
Nate Lashley MC
Robert Garrigus MC 31 MC MC 52 MC
Derek Fathauer MC MC 13 MC 71 MC MC 12
Josh Teater
Trevor Immelman MC MC
Martin Piller MC MC 67
Ben Martin MC MC 46 33 30 41 52 MC 12
Ben Crane 74 MC* 62 62
Andres Romero
Lanto Griffin MC
Davis Love 58 MC MC 68
Marty Dou Ze Cheng MC
Matt Every MC 68 66 MC 62 MC Wd MC MC
Alex Prugh
Wes Roach
Joey Garber MC
Johnson Wagner MC MC MC 64
Max Homa
Jonathan Byrd
David Hearn 69 34 18 43 28 20
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