Saturday stats: Fear the finish?

August 13, 2011

Eight notable second-round stats from Golf World contributing writer Brett Avery, who compiles the Rank and File statistical sections for the magazine's major championship coverage. For more numbers throughout each round, follow him on Twitter at @BWAvery.

1a. The top 10 and ties entering the final round, ranked by cumulative score at 15th-18th: --Dufner -3

--Steve Stricker -1

--David Toms -1 (birdied 18th Thursday, Saturday)

--Keegan Bradley even

--Verplank even (birdied 16th, 17th Saturday)

--Anders Hansen even

--Brendan Steele +1 (bogeyed 18th Saturday)

--Robert Karlsson +1 (bogeyed 18th daily)

--D.A. Points +2

--Adam Scott +2 (doubled 18th Friday)

--John Senden +3 (two bogeys at 18th)

--Charl Schwartzel +4 (18th: DB-bogey-par)

8a. Co-leader Dufner is T-72 in final-round scoring this season (70.91), Bradley is T-126 (71.57), Verplank is T-87 (71.13) and Stricker is T-42 (70.46).