PGA Tour: Half-term stats report for 2017/18 season

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Chesson Hadley has made some strong starts over the first half of the 2017-18 PGA Tour season
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With a little over half the season completed, and going into this week's Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass, Andy Swales take a look at some player stats...

Fast Starters

Most Times Within Three Shots of Lead Thru 18 Holes

(No of Events in Brackets)
6: Chris Kirk (16)
6: Jason Kokrak (16)
6: Aaron Wise (16)
5: Keegan Bradley (13)
5: Patrick Cantlay (9)
5: Rickie Fowler (10)
5: Chesson Hadley (16)
5: Brandon Harkins (17)
5: Billy Horschel (12)
5: Beau Hossler (17)
5: Peter Malnati (17)
5: Keith Mitchell (15)
5: Jon Rahm (8)
5: Rory Sabbatini (15)

Note: Jon Rahm (62.5 %) led the way regarding highest percentage of times within three strokes of the lead. For those who have teed-up in at least seven individual stroke play events during the first half of the season, Patrick Cantlay (55.56%) and Rickie Fowler (50%) also figure highly.


Most Times Within Four Shots of Lead Thru 36 Holes

(No of Events in Brackets)
6: Chesson Hadley (16)
5: Luke List (17)
4: Rickie Fowler (10)
4: Brian Gay (15)
4: Beau Hossler (17)
4: Dustin Johnson (7)
4: Jon Rahm (8)
4: Xander Schauffele (13)
4: Cameron Smith (11)

Note: At the mid-point of 72-hole stroke play events, Dustin Johnson was within four shots of the lead 57.14% of the time.


Well Placed Saturday Evening

Most Times Within Five Shots of Lead Thru 54 Holes

(No of Events in Brackets)
6: Rickie Fowler (10)
6: Chesson Hadley (16)
6: Phil Mickelson (11)
5: Beau Hossler (17)
5: Dustin Johnson (7)
5: Luke List (17)
5: Ryan Moore (12)
5: Jon Rahm (8)
4: Tony Finau (13)
4: Brian Harman (13)
4: Chris Kirk (16)
4: Justin Thomas (10)

Note: Best percentages Thru 54 holes belong to Dustin Johnson (71.43%), Jon Rahm (62.50), Rickie Fowler (60.00%) and Phil Mickelson (54.55%).


Final Round Averages For Those Within Five Shots of Lead after 54 Holes on Four or More Occasions

(No of Rounds in Brackets)
68.17: Phil Mickelson (6)
68.50: Justin Thomas (4)
70.17: Chesson Hadley (6)
70.25: Brian Harman (4)
70.50: Chris Kirk (4)
70.60: Ryan Moore (5)
70.67: Rickie Fowler (6)
70.75: Tony Finau (4)
71.20: Dustin Johnson (5)
72.00: Luke List (5)
72.20: Jon Rahm (5)
73.20: Beau Hossler (5)


Consistently Strong Finishers

Most Times Within Six Shots of Winner Thru 72 holes

(No of Events in Brackets)
6: Phil Mickelson (11)
5: Bryson DeChambeau (13)
5: Chesson Hadley (16)
5: Dustin Johnson (7)
5: Luke List (17)
5: Webb Simpson (12)
5: Cameron Smith (11)
5: Justin Thomas (10)


Average Tournament Positions - Top 20 Listed

(No of Events in Brackets)
7.71: Dustin Johnson (7)
9.71: Jason Day (7)
12.10: Justin Thomas (10)
16.13: Jon Rahm (8)
16.86: Justin Rose (7)
22.36: Phil Mickelson (11)
22.63: Branden Grace (8)
23.64: Zach Johnson (11)
23.70: Paul Casey (10)
24.00: Patrick Cantlay (9)
25.20: Brendan Steele (10)
26.78: Jordan Spieth (9)
27.46: Tony Finau (13)
27.55: Cameron Smith (11)
27.58: Webb Simpson (12)
27.62: Emiliano Grillo (13)
28.58: Adam Hadwin (12)
29.60: Rickie Fowler (10)
31.00: Pat Perez (10)
31.44: Rafa Cabrera-Bello (9)


Most Missed Cuts

14: Billy Hurley
13: Tyler Duncan
13: Smylie Kaufman
12: Mackenzie Hughes
12: Kyle Thompson
12: DA Points
12: Robert Streb
11: Greg Chalmers
11: Richy Werenski
11: Jon Curran

Note: Includes all DNFs (Did Not Finish: MC thru 36 and 54 holes; withdrawals and disqualifications for everyone completing at least 18 holes).


Note: None of the above stats include results from the WGC Match Play Championship or Zurich Classic (two-man team event).


Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

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