PGA Tour Driving Distance Watch, Vol. 3

150px-PGATOURLogo.pngThe PGA Tour average drive dropped nearly a yard to 288.4 after the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, played at the gorgeous Classic Club (and elsewhere).

Tiger and John Daly haven't even teed it up, and yet there were 63 more 350 yard (or greater), bringing the tally to 456 through three events.

There were 2059 drives over 350 in all of 2005.

There was some good news for those hoping the distance issue goes away: no 400 yarders last week. 

And if you are wondering why these growing numbers are followed, a full explanation is available here.