The Masters by the numbers - how the Irish fared

Jordan Spieth's putter is the only thing that truly sets him apart from the rest in the 79th Masters. 

The 21-year old Texan leads for total putts after two days — just 50 — which is five fewer than Shane Lowry, who missed the cut by one.

Lowry's statistics show that he didn't hit enough fairways or greens in regulation while Pádraig Harrington, the other Irishman to miss the cut, was poor off the tee and on the greens.

As for Rory Mcilroy, the world No 1 has not been at his best with his irons but he's driven the ball well, which makes life easier on a golf course that puts huge demands on your approach play and short game.



1 Jordan Spieth 50

T2 Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey, Kevin Na, 52

T9 Shane Lowry 55

T13 Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy 56

T66 Graeme McDowell 62

T81 Darren Clarke, Pádraig Harrington 64


Greens in regulation

1 Kevin Stadler 30/36 (83.33%)

2 Justin Rose 29/36 (80.56%)

T3 Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Ryan Palmer, Billy Horschel 28/36 (77.78%)

T13 Darren Clarke 26/36 (72.22%)

T19 Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell 25/36 (69.44%)

T44 Pádraig Harrington 23/36 (63.89%)

T56 Rory McIlroy 22/36 (61.11%)

T82 Shane Lowry 18/36 (50%) 


Fairways Hit

1 Kevin Streelman, Zach Johnson 25/28 (89.29%)

T7 Rory McIlroy 23/28 (82.14%)

T17 Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke 21/28 (75%)

T34 Jordan Spieth 20/28 (71.43%)

T56 Shane Lowry 18/28 (64.29%)

T91 Pádraig Harrington 13/28 (46.43%)


Tee to Green leaders (cumulative)

T1 Kevin Streelman, Zach Johnson 

T7 Rory McIlroy

T17 Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke

T34 Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Jonas Blixt, Keegan Bradley, Vijay Singh, Matt Every, Ben Martin, Brian Harman, Fred Couples, Scott Harvey (a)

T56 Shane Lowry

T91 Pádraig Harrington


Driving Distance

1 Dustin Johnson 318.25 yards

2 JB Holmes 304.75 yards

3 Antonio Murdaca (a) 299.75 yards

16 Rory McIlroy 291.75 yards

T41 Pádraig Harrington 284.5 yards

T49 Jordan Spieth 283.0  yards

55 Darren Clarke 281.75 yards

74 Shane Lowry 274.25 yards

T79 Graeme McDowell, Tiger Woods 271.5 yards