While driving distance is probably not the first thing you think of when it comes to lowering your score, it is an essential piece of your game that is worth paying attention to. If you look at the top 10 players in the world, 7 of them were ranked inside the top 25 in driving distance last year, and all of them averaged at least 300 yards off the tee!
Current World Golf Rankings:
- Justin Rose – 34th, 304 yard average
- Brooks Koepka – 8th, 313 yard average
- Dustin Johnson – 6th, 314 yard average
- Justin Thomas – 11th, 312 yard average
- Bryson DeChambeau – 25th, 306 yard average
- Francesco Molinari – 52nd, 301 yard average
- Rory McIlroy – 1st, 320 yard average
- Jon Rahm – 16th, 309 yard average
- Tommy Fleetwood – 23rd, 307 yard average
- Rickie Fowler – 61st, 300 yard average
The following chart compares average driving distance to total money earned in the 2018 season. While there are a few exceptions for players who are outliers in regards to accuracy and short game, there is an undeniable correlation between driving distance and overall success of the PGA Tour.
If you find yourself giving away shots because of your length off the tee, don’t stress out over it – it doesn’t have to stay that way! Most players on the PGA Tour work hard to achieve their length by training in the gym to increase their mobility, stability, and speed. You can do the same with an in-person or online training program from AMPD. All of our plans are built by Golf Digest Top-50 Golf-Fitness Professional, Damon Goddard, and are meticulously engineered to help you FEEL BETTER, PLAY BETTER, and UNLEASH YOUR SWING!