What Does Good Drives Gained Mean in Golf Betting?

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club on Friday, May 19, 2023, in Pittsford, N.Y.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable May 30, 2023, 10:22 AM

Good Drives Gained in golf betting is a metric to measure how well a player is driving the ball, but taken a step further.

Good Drives are when a player either hits the fairway or misses the fairway but is still able to hit the green in regulation. This helps determine how well a player is playing before reaching the green.

If a player is missing the fairway by two feet on average, their Good Drives Gained will be a lot better than a player missing the fairway by 20 yards on average.

This metric often comes into play at major championships.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”