Stumbled across this article about an analysis or pro golf scoring and such. Alot is not surprising but what was somewhat interesting was the differet thinking around the breakdown of where the pro's make most of their birdies. Statistically it may be correct that most of the Par 3s and Par 4s are scoring just under Par, so on average not huge scoring chance. Whereas the Par 5s are closer to half a stroke or more under Par . So the thought is you need to be thinking Par on the Par 4s and Par 3s and then looking for birdies on the 5's. Then it goes through how far you need to hit your drive (60-70% of the way toward the green) to have a reasonable chance of getting on the green, and what the pro percentages are for approach shots from different distances assuming you hit your drive longer or shorter. Anyway, I enjoy reading articles like this that look at course management sort of topics. Again, most of it is commond sense, hit your driver further, have a shorter shot to the green, the better chance you have or making par or birdie.
I don't agree with some of the stats they post like for average carry distance for the pro's. You can see this here (http://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.02409.html ... wow).