Jordan Spieth’s reign as Champion Golfer of the Year has barely lasted a day, but the key moments from a memorable week at Royal Birkdale endure.
A course that has penalized players in previous Opens yielded plenty of low scores, including Branden Grace’s record-setting 62 and Spieth’s winning score of 12-under 268. But it also created plenty of havoc for those who dared to stray off line.
Here’s a look back at some of the key course and player stats from the week that was in Southport, England:
Hardest holes: No. 6 (+0.427 shots over par), No. 13 (+0.337), No. 18 (+0.182)
Easiest holes: No. 15 (-0.343), No. 17 (-0.234), No. 5 (-0.116)
Most eagles plus birdies: No. 17 (202)
Most doubles or worse: No. 13 (28)
Most fairways hit: Soren Kjeldsen (37 of 56)
Most greens in regulation: Russell Henley (53 of 72)
Longest average drive (average of Nos. 15 and 17): Chan Kim, 342 yards in Round 4
Most birdies: Matt Kuchar (19)
Most scramble saves: Dustin Johnson (27)
Most sand saves: Rory McIlroy (8 of 9)
Fewest putts: Bubba Watson (104, average 26 per round)