Ryder Cup Statistics from the Tour

The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup

 

USPGA TOUR Stats 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR Stats 2016
Putting Driving Scoring ave Putting Driving Scoring ave
Matt Kuchar 21st 28th 7th Rafa Bello 170th 91st 9th
JB Holmes 115th 180th 35th Matt Fitzpatrick 186th 61st 42nd
Rick Fowler 64th 115th 14th Rory McElroy 135th 77th 6th
Dustin Johnson 30th 135th 1st Andy Sullivan 73rd 52nd 40th
Zack Johnson 25th 32nd 30th Lee Westwood 50th 73rd 60th
Pat Reed 37th 152nd 15th Tom Pieters 71st 140th 11th
Brooks Koepka 20th 118th 8th Sergio Garcia 170th 70th 10th
Brad Snedeker 36th 114th 19th Martin Kaymer 140th 84th 17th
Phil Mickelson 5th 154th 5th Justin Rose 134th 127th 16th
Jimmy Walker 35th 185th 25th Hendrick Stenson 96th 1st 1st
Jordan Spieth 2nd 119th 3rd Danny Willet 65th 103rd 7th
Ryan Moore 32nd 18th 24th Chris Wood 21st 171st 52nd

The Ryder Cup is a long-standing traditional golf match play tournament between the USA and Europe. Three days of bud, sweat and plenty of tears. It should be fun and I am looking forward to it. I took a quick look at some of the player’s statistics from both the European Tour and US PGA tour’s websites. My goal was to track over all playing form for 2016. As you can see, some of the European tour players on the European team are not performing as well as they did last year. However, one never knows which team will come out to play with their putters on fire. Based on the putting stats alone, Team USA look very good. But this is match play and not everything goes accordingly, so may the best team win!

Stats for Team USA from the PGA Tour Website (1 week ago)

  • Out of the 12 players on Team USA
  • 5 players in the top 10 scoring average
  • All 12 player are within the top 35 scoring average
  • only 3 players are with-in the top 100 drivers on the USA PGA tour
  • 5 players in the top 25 putters on the USPGA Tour
  • 11 players within the top 65 putters on the USPGA Tour

Stats for Team Euro from both the European Tour and USPGA Tour websites. 

  • Out of the 12 players on the European Team
  • They are only 4 players in the top 10 scoring average
  • Only 8 players are within the top 35 scoring average
  • 7 players within the top 100 drivers on tour
  • There are only 2 players within the top 50 putters on the European Tour
  • The bad news is that 6 players are outside the top 130 putters on the European Tour

In summary, based on these Ryder Cup Tour stats, I reckon that Team USA will win the Ryder Cup, but let see what happens.

John Dooley Concierge Golf Ireland

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