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Golf Stats: The Numbers That Matter

Updated: January 14, 2009, 2:45 PM ET
By Nathan Easler

Many 2008 champions who played on the forgiving fairways of the Plantation Course at the Kapalua Resort in Maui last week have island-jumped to Honolulu for the Sony Open at the beautiful Waialae Country Club. These players are in for quite a contrast off the tee. Kapalua was the easiest driving course in 2008, with players hitting 80.16 percent of fairways, but wasn't quite as forgiving this year, with players hitting just 72.37 percent of fairways. This dropoff in accuracy is nothing compared ...

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