3 takeaways from the PGA Tour’s key stat leaders through the Sony Open

Hideki Matsuyama is No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings after his win in Hawaii.

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As the PGA Tour heads back to the mainland for the first time in 2022, we have our first look at the PGA Tour stats leaders for the 2021-22 season. Thanks to his sublime week in Hawaii, Hideki Matsuyama has jumped to the top of the FedEx Cup standings while also racking up his third top 10 of the season in the process. Here are 3 other players among the stat leaders who caught our eye:

1. Chan Kim. In two starts in 2021-22, Kim has finished 15th (at the Zozo) and MC (at the Sony last weekend), but not for lack of pop in his driver. The USC graduate who plays mainly on the Japan Tour is leading the PGA Tour in driving distance (to be fair, yes, in only eight recorded rounds) with a mighty average of 329.3 yards per poke.

2. Russell Henley. Although Henley couldn’t seal the deal at the Sony Open, he’s still putting together a solid ’21-22 campaign. The 32-year-old’s second-place finish in Hawaii was his second top 10 in his last three starts, and thanks to four sub-68 rounds, he’s dropped his scoring average to 69.19, trailing only on Matthew Wolff on Tour this season.

3. Jon Rahm. Rahm’s schedule has been light thus far this season, but in his few appearances he’s shown no signs of rust. The top-ranked player in the world makes several appearances in the below top-10 lists, highlighted by him converting an absurd 80 percent of scrambling opportunities. No. 1 is doing No. 1 things.

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 Gooch893013
3Sam Burns577613
4Cameron Smith573113
5Sungjae Im671813
6Viktor Hovland458111
7Max Homa557311
8Jason Kokrak557311
9Lucas Herbert551911
10Matthew Wolff451102

Full standings

Top 10s

RankNameTop 10s
T1Marc Leishman3
T1Hideki Matsuyama3
T1Sungjae Im3
T1Cameron Smith3
T1Talor Gooch3
T1Sam Burns3
T1Collin Morikawa3
T818 players tied2

Full standings

Scoring average

RankNameAverage
1Matthew Wolff68.847
2Russell Henley69.192
3Cameron Smith69.226
4Mackenzie Hughes69.287
5Corey Conners69.486
6Talor Gooch69.564
7Maverick McNealy69.607
8Aaron Wise69.641
9Seamus Power69.718
10Luke List69.742

Full standings

Driving distance

RankNameAverage
1Chan Kim329.3
2Cameron Young324.3
3Matthew Wolff321
4Joseph Bramlett318.9
5Trey Mullinax317.8
6Luke List316.7
T7Wyndham Clark316.1
T7Harry Hall316.1
9Andy Ogletree315.5
10Jhonattan Vegas314.9

Full standings

Driving accuracy

RankName%
1Kevin Kisner74.56
2Louis Oosthuizen73.81
3Lucas Glover73.08
4Kyle Wilshire72.62
5Abraham Ancer72.37
6Brian Stuard72.1
7Viktor Hovland71.93
8Collin Morikawa71.43
9Brice Garnett70.91
10Kyle Stanley70.8

Full standings

Greens in regulation

RankName%
1Jon Rahm81.48
2Collin Morikawa79.17
3Louis Oosthuizen79.01
4Corey Conners78.47
5Phil Mickelson77.78
6Lucas Glover77.53
T7Kevin Kisner77.43
T7Viktor Hovland77.43
9Cameron Smith77.16
10Russell Knox77.14

Full standings

SG: Total

RankNameAverage
1Harry Hall2.251
2Jon Rahm2.218
3Matthew Wolff2.186
4Ben Crane1.961
5Collin Morikawa1.95
6Sam Burns1.742
7Aaron Wise1.623
8C.T. Pan1.497
9Will Zalatoris1.31
10Luke List1.245

Full standings

SG: Tee-to-green

RankNameAverage
1Luke List1.995
2Jon Rahm1.76
3Ben Crane1.719
4Justin Thomas1.641
5Sam Burns1.592
6Collin Morikawa1.414
7Aaron Wise1.392
8Rickie Fowler1.349
9Will Zalatoris1.325
10Eugenio Chacarra1.263

Full standings

SG: Putting

RankNameAverage
1Harry Hall1.329
T2Brendon Todd1.079
T2Adam Long1.079
4Wesley Bryan1.021
5Matthew Wolff0.939
6Joshua Creel0.921
7Kelly Kraft0.904
8Kyle Wilshire0.893
9Cameron Smith0.886
10Robert Streb0.88

Full standings

Scrambling

RankName%
1Jon Rahm80
2Matt Kuchar77.68
3Louis Oosthuizen76.47
4Justin Rose76.12
5Sungjae Im76.09
6Jordan Spieth75.76
7Troy Merritt74.55
8Mark Hubbard74.39
9Rory Sabbatini74.07
10Billy Horschel73.21

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.