JANUARY 2018

THE 10 MOST IMPROVED DRIVERS ON THE PGA TOUR

And what they did to gain an advantage

More distance. It’s what every player craves. That’s particularly true at the elite level
of the PGA Tour, where distance is an important part of remaining competitive.
Golf Digest analysed ShotLink’s driving-distance statistics from the 2015-’16 and 2016-’17 seasons to see which players boosted their distance the most. There were 141 players who qualified for the distance ranking in both seasons, and 75 players produced gains. Whether it’s Rory McIlroy seeking another gear to separate himself from the field or Zach Johnson and KJ Choi trying to stay relevant, the quest for more distance is on the minds of tour pros.