“You drive for show, but putt for dough”. Do you though? Rory McIlroy (3rd on the FedEx cup ranking) is only 92nd on the list of strokes gained on the green but is 6th for the equivalent stat off the tee. And did you know Justin Thomas (2nd on the FedEx list) is 76th on his putting stat?
They both get far enough off the tee to have a chance of hitting the green from wherever they finish off the tee. Their tee-to-green statistics are especially impressive.
Which would you prefer? An #8 or #9 iron from the from light rough or #6 iron from the fairway?
Change the game
When did you upgrade your game from the tee? If you’re competitive, then significantly reducing the distance to the hole on your 2nd, changes the game. If you want to explore further