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On the PGA Tour, driving is for show AND for dough. See why bombers beat finesse players:

On the PGA Tour, driving is for show AND for dough. See why bombers beat finesse players:

Show me the money on the PGA Tour, and I’ll show you a master blaster. As I’ve mentioned before in this column, driving is for show and for dough. Quantified in a simple way, the players who made the most loot per event in the 2015 season (through the Deutsche Bank Championship, in early September) gained the most strokes not from their short game or putting but from their driving. Here are the Tour’s top five in dollars-per-event earned, in order: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson. On average, each banked a cool $394,000 every time he teed it up in 2015. Through the Deutsche Bank, they combined to gain 36 percent of their strokes with the driver, 35 percent on approach shots, 16 percent on the greens, and 13 percent in the short game. NEWSLETTERS: Sign up to get the latest golf news in your inbox Of course, good driving alone -- wheth...

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