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Stats: Filling the jar

August 11, 2011

Six notable first-round stats (and three extras) 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:

2a. When Miller became the first 63 shooter in a major, at Oakmont CC, Stricker was 6 years old.

5a. Woods has cracked the tour's top 100 in fairways hit in just one of the last nine years: '09 (64.29 percent, ranked 86th).

6a. Looking to Friday's play, the highest second-round averages this year: 75.289 (par 72) in the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio; 73.092 (par 70) in the HP Byron Nelson at TPC Four Seasons; 72.974 (par 70) in the British at Royal St. George's.

-- Brett Avery