3 takeaways from the PGA Tour’s key stat leaders through the American Express

These are the stat leaders in 10 key categories after the American Express.

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The first tournament of 2022 on the American mainland is in the books and with it, we take another look at the PGA Tour’s stat leaders. Hudson Swafford took the title in Palm Springs with a superb Sunday charge, and the victory vaulted him into the top 10 of the FedEx Cup standings. Here are three other players among the stat leaders who caught our eye:

1. Collin Morikawa. Of the 10 key stat categories listed below, Morikawa appears in the top 10 in six times. That includes his greens-in-regulation percentage of 79.17, tied for tops on Tour.

2. Aaron Wise. Wise quietly put together an excellent start to his 2021-22 campaign with no finishes outside the top 30 during his five starts last fall. His quality play is further highlighted by his scoring average of 69.641, good for sixth on Tour this season.

3. Jon Rahm. Although Rahm was a bit irked by the course setup in Palm Springs, he still registered a top-15 finish in the desert. With the schedule ramping up in the new year, the world No. 1 continues to lead the Tour in scrambling (78.05) and is in the top 10 in three other categories.

Here is the rundown of the PGA Tour’s stats leaders in 10 key categories.

Stats courtesy of PGATour.com

FedEx Cup Standings

RankNameEventsPointsWinsTop 10s
1Hideki Matsuyama61,15323
2Talor Gooch993013
3Sungjae Im778513
4Sam Burns577613
5Cameron Smith573113
6Viktor Hovland458111
7Hudson Swafford957311
8Max Homa557311
9Jason Kokrak557311
10Tom Hoge1056502

Full standings

Top 10s

RankNameTop 10s
T1Marc Leishman3
T1Hideki Matsuyama3
T1Lanto Griffin3
T1Cameron Smith3
T1Sungjae Im3
T1Talor Gooch3
T1Sam Burns3
T1Collin Morikawa3
T921 tied2

Full standings

Scoring average

RankNameAverage
1Cameron Smith69.226
2Mackenzie Hughes69.287
3Russell Henley69.345
4Matthew Wolff69.535
5Maverick McNealy69.607
6Aaron Wise69.641
7Talor Gooch69.704
8Seamus Power69.786
9Collin Morikawa69.789
T10Denny McCarthy69.798
T10Satoshi Kodaira69.798

Full standings

Driving distance

RankNameAverage
1Cameron Young320.7
2Matthew Wolff320
3Joseph Bramlett318.3
4Chan Kim317.9
5Luke List317.1
6Trey Mullinax316.3
7Jhonattan Vegas316.2
8Harry Hall316.1
9Wyndham Clark315.6
10Andy Ogletree315.5

Full standings

Driving accuracy

RankName%
1Kevin Kisner74.56
2Louis Oosthuizen73.81
3Brian Stuard72.64
4Kyle Wilshire72.62
5Lucas Glover72.55
6Abraham Ancer72.54
7Viktor Hovland71.93
8Collin Morikawa71.43
9Kyle Stanley70.8
10Russell Henley70.62

Full standings

Greens in regulation

RankName%
T1Patrick Cantlay79.17
T1Collin Morikawa79.17
3Louis Oosthuizen79.01
4Corey Conners77.49
T5Viktor Hovland77.43
T5Kevin Kisner77.43
7Jon Rahm77.22
8Cameron Smith77.16
9Lucas Glover77.14
10Jordan Spieth77.08

Full standings

SG: Total

RankNameAverage
1Harry Hall2.251
2Jon Rahm2.064
3Cameron Smith2.015
4Ben Crane1.961
5Collin Morikawa1.95
6Russell Henley1.766
7Sam Burns1.742
8Sungjae Im1.737
9Satoshi Kodaira1.671
10Aaron Wise1.623

Full standings

SG: Tee-to-green

RankNameAverage
1Luke List1.926
2Ben Crane1.719
3Sungjae Im1.683
4Justin Thomas1.641
5Russell Henley1.637
6Jon Rahm1.601
7Sam Burns1.592
8Will Zalatoris1.58
9Collin Morikawa1.414
10Aaron Wise1.392

Full standings

SG: Putting

RankNameAverage
1Wesley Bryan1.349
2Harry Hall1.329
3Adam Long0.994
T4Kelly Kraft0.893
T4Kyle Wilshire0.893
6Cameron Smith0.886
7Brendon Todd0.872
8Beau Hossler0.825
9Joshua Creel0.794
10Robert Streb0.789

Full standings

Scrambling

RankName%
1Jon Rahm78.05
2Matt Kuchar77.68
3Louis Oosthuizen76.47
4Sungjae Im76.36
5Jordan Spieth75.76
6Justin Rose74.71
7Troy Merritt74.44
8Mark Hubbard74.39
9Denny McCarthy74.23
10Patrick Cantlay73.33

Full standings

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Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Prior to joining the team at GOLF.com, he attended the University of Texas followed by stops with Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all things instruction and covers amateur and women’s golf.