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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 216
What’s more, the number of players who managed to whack the pill 300 yards or more each time was exactly the same: 26. Johnson presents a good case in point. The now major winner has always been a monster out of the tee box, featuring near the top of the driving distance table each and every year since he joined the Tour full-time in 2009, and finishing on top in 2015. But is the 32-year-old enjoying markedly shorter second shots now than what he was when he first went pro? The short answer is no. Last season he managed 313.6 yards each time he teed off, about five yards more than what he recorded in his first two PGA Tour seasons, but behind the 314.2 yards he averaged in 2011. While each year presents minor fluctuations, the last 15 years have demonstrated nothing remotely like the monumental shifts that occurred in the early 2000s. The first significant jump came between the 2000 and 2001 seasons, when driving distances increased by six yards as players began using solid-core golf balls. In both years, John Daly was the only player on Tour to average more than 300 yards. Enter larger-headed drivers, which became commonplace between the 2002 and 2003 seasons and we saw average distances soar from 279.5 yards to 285.9 yards.
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