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2023 Masters in Numbers: Players Who Led Augusta in Every Statistical Category

Published 04/10/2023, 2:30 PM EDT

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Just hours ago, the Masters ended with arguably one of the greatest final rounds the sport has ever seen. From last-minute fights for the top spot to crippling anxiety amongst the fans due to the terrible weather, the Masters were filled with twists and turns right until the last putt. Dive in with us into the intricate details and statistics of the year’s first major championship to see the players who dominated the different fronts of the event.

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Jon Rahm went on to win his first Green Jacket in absolute style after playing a remarkable round on Sunday. But he wasn’t the only one who shone brightly during the event. From the likes of Brooks Koepka, who led the leaderboard for the first three days, to Phil Mickelson, who had a record-breaking round, many players each had their own victories at the event.


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It’s safe to say that Augusta brought out the best in every golfer last week, and the statistics reflect that! Let’s explore those stats in detail by looking at some of the best performances in specific aspects of the game that players secured last week at Augusta.


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Birdies: Playing 72 holes, the golfers competing at Augusta had plenty of opportunities to secure birdies during the event. There were two who made the most of that chance: Mickelson and Jordan Spieth. With 21 birdies across the four rounds, the two averaged 5.25 birdies per round.

Strokes Gained Stats

Golf, of course, boils down to the strokes played in the end, so let’s look at how players fared when it came to strokes gained (SG) at the Masters.

SG Off the Tee: With 1.60 strokes gained during the 4 rounds of the event, Cameron Young, who tied for 7th, six strokes behind the leader, took the top spot when it came to hitting off the tee. The Masters champion, Rahm, wasn’t far behind him, having gained 1.58 strokes off the tee.

SG Putting: When it came to putting, Justin Rose stole the show. Despite placing 16th, he had a whopping 1.51 strokes gained while putting. Mickelson and Russell Henley, who secured a T4 finish, followed the Englishman with an average of 1.24 strokes gained while putting.

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SG Approach the Green: At the Masters, while playing from a distance and hitting towards the green, no one had a better average than former world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, with 1.71 strokes gained. He perhaps could have secured a much better finish than T10 had other things gone his way at Augusta. Koepka was close behind Scheffler, having gained 1.62 strokes.

SG Around the Green: From 30 years off the green, Henley was unstoppable. With 1.42 strokes gained, he blew away his opponents in close strikes. He significantly beat Hideki Matsuyama too, who had the next-best average with 1.15 strokes gained.

SG Tee to Green: Looking at the strokes gained from the tee right up to the green, the champion, Jon Rahm, had the best average with 3.56 strokes gained. Scheffler followed the Spaniard with an average of 3.21 strokes.

Other significant numbers at the major

The title was not the only high stake that the Masters had to offer. Along with the Green Jacket players, there were also competitors for OWGR points, FedEx Cup points, and, of course, the whopping $18 million purse.

Prize money: Rahm, who leads the leaderboard by four strokes, took home $3.24 million. While Mickelson and Koepka, who secured a joint second place, each took home nearly $1.6 million.

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FedEx Cup points: The Masters also had FedEx Cup points for the PGA Tour players competing at Augusta. Since Rahm won the event, he took home the most, a whopping 600 points. The points add up throughout the season, with Tour players gaining points from events they compete in, with the top 30 players as determined by points at the end of the season playing in the Tour’s final event.

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Lefty and Koepka, who had tied for second, didn’t receive any points considering that they play in the LIV Golf League now. Henley and Spieth, who had tied for fourth, took home the next highest points with 126.667 each.

OWGR Points: The Masters, being a major championship, also had a lot of world-ranking points to give out to its players. The Spaniard, thanks to his win, earned a whopping 100 OWGR points, boosting him to the world no. 1 spot this week. The two defectors who tied for second place won themselves 60 OWGR points each, and their ranking shot up considerably too.


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The stats show each player’s brilliance, but they also highlight one other thing: the 2023 Masters was an epic showdown. Hopefully, the other 3 majors during the year can match up to it!



Sheldon Pereira

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Sheldon is a golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is a business graduate from Christ University with a degree in Finance and Accounting. He also has experience as a Senior Audit Associate at an MNC, but his love for writing drove him towards his dream, and he switched careers.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare