Putting leaders have common bond early in 2014

January 10, 2014

The calendar just recently turned to January, but the PGA Tour's new wraparound schedule affords the chance to take a reasonable look at trends among the tour's early statistical leaders.


Greg Chalmers lines up a putt during the first round of the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club. Photo: Stan Badz/Getty Images

Of particular note: strokes gained/putting -- a measure of how well tour pros putt compared with the field. Interestingly, the category's top five golfers after the Hyundai Tournament of Champions all play an older putter or a prototype not offered at retail.