LPGA – PGA Driving Distance Comparison

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 13th, 2006
Categories: LPGA TourPGA Tour

Just in case anyone isn’t sick of the driving distance discussion I’ve got a nugget for you.

I was watching the LPGA Tour on TV today and saw that the leader in driving distance, not Michelle Wie, was at 292.6 yards! I started comparing LPGA and PGA driving distances. I went back until I found the closest year between the two leaders. That took me back 10 years to 1996. Look at the comparisons of the top 5 from the LPGA 2006 and the PGA 1996.

Driving Distance Comparison
LPGA 2006
PGA 1996
Karin Sjodin
John Daly 288.8
Brittany Lincicome
John Adams 286.7
Sophie Gustafson
Fred Couples 285.8
Brittany Lang
Davis Love III 285.7
Lorena Ochoa
Tim Herron 283.5

What does this prove? Not necessarily anything.

2 responses to “LPGA – PGA Driving Distance Comparison”

  1. Alan says:

    What does it prove? It proves you should be spending more time on the course and less rooting around the internet ginning up obscure statistical comparisons. Go play, man!

  2. mediaguru says:

    Actually buddy I just got off the course…35 on the back after a double on 10. That makes 4 days in a row…