Sung Kang Swing Analysis
This past week the PGA Tour was at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas. The field had some pretty big names in it including former NFL quarterback Tony Romo. Romo has some serious golf game but it didn’t show this past week. Brooks Koepka was the heavy favorite heading into the week. In the end Sung Kang put together a stretch of holes that included 3 birdies in a row on 14, 15 and 16 in the final round to finish with a final round 67 (-4) and win by 2. Kang missed the cut in his past two events but he does have a few top 10’s to add to his resume this season. I think Sung Kang has a bright future on the PGA Tour. He is aggressive and his go for it swing tells you that he will give himself as many opportunities to score as he can. Congratulations to Sung Kang on the his first PGA Tour victory!
The Stats That Count
When looking at Kang’s stats for the week there were a few that stood out to me. The first stat is he did not make any double bogeys or higher. He was able to minimize his big numbers to only bogeys. He was tied for 2nd in eagles and birdies and hit 79% of his greens in regulations. He led the field in strokes gained total due to the amount of birdies he made and lack of doubles. My take on why Kang won is how many long putts he made. His average proximity to the hole for the week was 38’ 4”. Which was good enough for 11th in the field but his total putts made distance (414’ 6”) was 2nd best in the field. This shows he was able to make some long putts. With a course that was designed for the long hitters with big fairways this tournament came down to putting.
The Winning Swing
Sung Kang has an interesting swing. The tempo of his backswing is slower than most but he is able to get his club head speed up to 114 mph with his driver and averages 295 yards and hit 85% of the fairways. His ball striking is one of the best on tour. Here is my take on his swing.
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