Didn’t it help you to win the ‘300+ Yard Long Hit’ championship? … Of the 17 PGA champions, only 7 were able to score 300 yards or more 

There are currently as many as 83 players who are hitting 300 yards or more in the long hit rankings of the 2022-2023 season of the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour. As the number of long-hit players increased, the Royal Golf Association of England (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) even announced very sensitive information to the golf industry that they would limit the performance of golf balls.

Then, you might be wondering how many championship cups were lifted by long hitters who hit 300 yards or more on the PGA Tour in the 2022-2023 season. The 2022-2023 PGA Tour, which started in September of last year, currently has 21 tournaments and a total of 17 champions were born. There are only 3 winners, and Jon Rahm (Spain) has the most wins with 3 wins, followed by Scotty Scheffler and Max Homa (Above USA) with 2 wins each. And 14 people, including Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), reached the top once each.

Of these 17 champions, only seven are hitting more than 300 yards. McIlroy, the CJ Cup champion, ranks first in the long drive ranking with an average of 326.6 yards, and Ram, who won three games at the Genesis Invitational, etc., ranks fifth in the long drive ranking with 314.1 yards. These are the only two champions in the top 20 in the slugging rankings. The next long hitter champion is the current world No. 1 Schaeffler who won the WM Phoenix Open and The Players Championship, and his long hitter ranking is 21st (308.7 yards).

They were followed by Arnold Palmer Invitational champion Kurt Kitayama (34th, 306.7 yards), 4NUT Championship and Farmers Insurance Open champion Max Homar (67th, 301.7 yards), Houston Open winner Tony Finau (68th, 301.6 yards), and Vals. Fur Championship Champion Taylor Moore (76th, 300.8 yards) is all of the ‘300 Yard Plus’ champions.

In terms of the number of wins, players who hit 300 yards or more won a total of 11 wins, but in terms of the number of champions, there are 10 players who can’t send 300 yards, which is 3 more. Although it did not become the most victorious, 10 players became champions even with short distances of less than 300 yards.

Bermuda Championship Sheamus Power (91st, 298.9 yards), Zojo Championship Keegan Bradley (95th, 298.2 yards), Sanderson Farms Championship Mackenzie Hughes (97th, 297.9 yards), Puerto Rico Open Nico Echavaria 안전놀이터(in order of long drive rankings) 108th place, 296.7 yards), Sony Open Kim Si-woo (117th place, 296.1 yards), Honda Classic Chris Kirk (120th place, 295.9 yards), Shriners Children’s Open Kim Joo-hyung (126th place, 295.1 yards), AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Justin Rose (149th place, 291.8 yards), RSM Classic Adam Svenson (172nd place, 288.7 yards), and World Wide Technology Championship Russell Henry (177th place, 288.2 yards) are the protagonists who won the championship with a distance less than 300 yards.

The average driving distance difference between McIlroy, the longest hitting champion, and Henry, the shortest hitting champion, is 38.4 yards. Korean player champions Si-woo Kim and Joo-hyung Kim also reached the top with sophistication and short game ability rather than long hits.

Recently, McIlroy, the longest hitter in the PGA, expressed his support for the R&A and USGA’s restrictions on golf ball performance. McIlroy said, “It’s selfish, but I think the new rule is helpful to me,” and judged that a 15-yard average reduction would make the long hitter’s ability stand out more.

The single hitter champions, who have won a lot on the PGA Tour this year, probably feel this way. “Just keep the winning percentage the same in 2023.”

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