PGA Tour Driving Distance Watch, Week 35

pgatour.jpgThe PGA Tour driving distance average jumped from 289.4 yards to 289.6 yards after the Deutsche Bank event at TPC Boston.

The number of 400-yard plus drives for the season rose from 23 to 24 after Scott Gutschewski hit a 400-yarder on TPC Boston's 9th in round one.

And because it's been a while, if you are wondering why these growing numbers are followed, a full explanation is available here

The short and sweet version: the USGA stated in 2002 that any significant increases in distance would prompt regulation. The Tour is up 10 yards in that time, a bigger jump than the alarming 1999-2002 increase.