‘Don’t Tell Bryson’: Golf World Stunned by Insane Tiger Woods Stat From 20 Years Ago

Published 10/07/2021, 4:49 AM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


When talking about long-drives and impressive speed stats in professional golfing, Bryson DeChambeau’s name is the first to be mentioned. However, most recently, a notable entity is beginning to steal the limelight in this conversation. The legend himself, Tiger Woods, is creating a lot of buzz amongst fans, courtesy of an astonishing stat.

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FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK – MAY 16: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts to his putt on the 15th green during the first round of the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 16, 2019 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

To no surprise, whether it is the PGA Tour, the President’s Cup, or lifetime career earnings, Woods tops the charts everywhere. However, a most recent discovery has revealed impressive statistics of his ball and clubhead speed, something he has never been associated with before.

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Tiger Woods amazes the world with his numbers

Recently, Luke Dineen disclosed his findings on Twitter. He posted a picture by Flightscope, which depicted Woods’ ball stats from a 2004 exhibition round. He wrote, “Had no idea this existed until just now.” The clubhead speed is at 129 mph, while the ball speed is a staggering 185 mph.

In comparison, Bryson DeChambeau, who is renowned in the professional golf world for his impressive distance and speed, has the highest ball speed of 199.55. His average, however, is 192.80. While faster, Woods was not very behind the long drive star, and that too almost 15 years ago. His average clubhead speed is around 133.5 mph, and his fastest was recorded at 139 mph.

Woods, on the other hand, has an average driving distance of 290.3, which is not as high as the average number these days. At the Valspar Championship in 2018, Woods recorded his fastest ever clubhead speed at 129.2 mph, which was also the fastest that season.

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Fans on Twitter react

This news majorly impressed fans on Twitter. Praising Woods, they compared the equipment he used to those of today, which are designed to optimize speed and distance. One even joked about DeChambeau having a ‘meltdown’ in case he hears of Woods’ feat.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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