Welcome to Numbers to Know, where we’ll take a closer look at Bryson DeChambeau’s U.S. Open victory. Here’s the key stats to remember from a groundbreaking week.
1. UNPRECEDENTED: Is DeChambeau ushering in a new era of golf? That is up for debate, but there’s no debating that he won the U.S. Open in a manner that’s never been done before.
He had the highest driving-distance average, and the lowest driving-accuracy percentage, ever recorded by a U.S. Open champion (since hole-by-hole data became available starting in 1983).
DeChambeau, who finished seventh in driving distance at Winged Foot, is the fifth consecutive U.S. Open champion to finish in the top seven in driving distance.
Source: PGA tour