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11 surprising facts from the PGA Championship

11 surprising stats and other facts from the PGA Championship

Hosting its first major championship, Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina has offered its fair share of excitement. As with all majors, it's also provided an abundance of fun facts.

Here are our 11 favorite stats this championship Sunday:

376 yards

The longest drive of the tournament, before Sunday, struck by Jason Kokrak on the 16th hole in his second round. Kokrak carded a birdie 3, one of only 17 birdies on the 16th hole through the first three rounds. But when it comes to average drive distance, Kokrak falls to ninth place. First place belongs to Tony Finau, who has averaged 328.7 yards a drive over the tournament.

+70

The combined score at the 18th hole through the third round for the 75 players who made the cut Friday. The hardest hole on the course also happens to be the tail end of the Green Mile, a treacherous three-hole stretch that has claimed its fair share of victims this weekend. All three holes rank in the top 5 of difficulty, averaging 0.36 strokes over par per hole. The 18th is the only hole on the course with more than three triple or quadruple bogeys (with six).

52

Pars made by Ryan Moore and Sean O'Hair, tied for most in the field. That’s pretty average, if you ask us.

-0.404

The average over/under for the 15th hole this weekend, making it the friendliest hole on the course. There have been 12 eagles and 186 birdies on the par-5, compared to 175 pars and just 32 bogeys.

30,400 yards

The length of four rounds at Quail Hollow. That’s equal to 17.3 miles, or 66 percent of a marathon.

15

Eagles carded on the par-5 7th hole, the most of any hole on the course. Three eagles were recorded Thursday, six on Friday, then three more on Saturday and Sunday so far.

7

Players with more than one eagle on the weekend. Graham DeLaet, Jason Day, Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, K.T. Kim, Jamie Lovemark, and Hideto Tanihara have all recorded two eagles, and 18 others have one.

2.02

Average putts for the 3rd and 18th hole, making those greens the toughest on the course. On the other end of the spectrum is — little surprise — the 15th, which has taken an average of just 1.53 putts.

32-for-32

Putts inside 10 feet that Kevin Kisner made in a row to start the tournament, before missing a 9-footer for birdie. Kisner didn’t miss another through his third round, a feat that certainly helped him take the 54-hole lead at 7-under. The 33-year-old is making 97.96 percent of his putts from inside 10 feet, best in the field.

77’5”

The longest putt of the tournament, recorded in Friday’s Round 2, when David Lingmerth drained a birdie on the par-4 11th.

27 pounds

The weight of the Wanamaker Trophy, though we’re sure it’ll feel light as a feather to whoever lifts it Sunday night.

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