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Fun Facts From the 2022-2023 PGA TOUR Season

This weekend marks the official end of the 2022-2023 PGA TOUR season. The TOUR Championship is the final event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedEx Cup, with only the top 30 players on the points list qualifying. In 2022, Rory McIlroy rallied from six shots behind world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler to win the TOUR Championship and capture the FedEx Cup for the third time.

This year, McIlroy is starting only 3 back from Scheffler, who is world No. 1 again this year.

Can he do it again or will someone else take home the $18 million prize?

While we’re waiting to find out, we put together some fun facts from the 2022-2023PGA TOUR season.

Number of 1st time winners on tour: 11

  • Adam Svensson - The RSM Classic
  • Kurt Kitayama - Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
  • Nico Echavarria - Puerto Rico Open
  • Taylor Moore - Valspar Championship
  • Matt Wallace - Corales Puntacana Championship
  • Nick Hardy - Zurich Classic of New Orleans (team event)
  • Davis Riley - Zurich Classic of New Orleans (team event)
  • Wyndham Clark - Wells Fargo Championship
  • Vincent Norrman - Barbasol Championship
  • Akshay Bhatia - Barracuda Championship
  • Lee Hodges - 3M Open

Number of PGA TOUR events won in playoffs: 10

  • Sanderson Farms Championship - Mackenzie Hughes
  • The Honda Classic - Chris Kirk
  • RBC Heritage - Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Charles Schwab Challenge - Emiliano Grillo
  • The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday - Viktor Hovland
  • RBC Canadian Open - Nick Taylor
  • Rocket Mortgage Classic - Rickie Fowler
  • Barbasol Championship - Vincent Norrman
  • Barracuda Championship - Akshay Bhatia
  • FedEx St. Jude Championship - Lucas Glover

Number of players who won multiple events: 9

  • Jon Rahm - 4 (The American Express, The Genesis Invitational, Sentry Tournament of Champions, Masters Tournament)
  • Victor Hovland – 2 (BMW Championship, The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday)
  • Wyndham Clark – 2 (Wells Fargo Championship, U.S. Open)
  • Max Homa – 2 (Farmers Insurance Open. Fortinet Championship)
  • Keegan Bradley – 2 (Travelers Championship, ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP)
  • Rory McIlroy – 2 (THE CJ CUP in South Carolina, Genesis Scottish Open)
  • Tony Finau – 2 (Cadence Bank Houston Open, Mexico Open at Vidanta)
  • Scottie Scheffler – 2 (WM Phoenix Open, THE PLAYERS Championship)
  • Lucas Glover – 2 (Wyndham Championship, FedEx St. Jude Championship)

1st time major winners: 2

  • Wyndham Clark – The U.S. Open
  • Brian Harmon – The Open Championship

The longest putt on tour in 2023: 100' 3"

Harris English holed a putt from 100' 3" on the par-four 6th hole during the 2nd round of the WM Phoenix Open at The Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale.

The longest putt to win a tournament: 72’

Nick Taylor became a national hero after sinking a 72-foot eagle putt on the 4th hole of a playoff with Tommy Fleetwood to become the first Canadian in 69 years to win the RBC Canadian Open.

Players with the best putting statistics on tour:

  • Maverick McNealy - #1 Strokes Gained Putting (1.058), #1 Total Putting (37.9), #1 3-Putt Avoidance (.97%)
  • Taylor Montgomery - #1 Putts per Round (27.13)
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