Not that the data showed the short game didn’t matter. What it demonstrated though was that a better measure of a player’s prowess was how he or she performed on longer approaches — specifically from 150 yards.
“I’m a big believer in stats…and strokes gained is the best stat that has come into our game for the last well — ever” McIlroy said at a post-tournament press conference. “I’m excited to sit down with him and talk about all that stuff.”
But he’s hardly neglected the weight room this year. Take Sunday for instance a supposed off-day when the BMW’s fourth round was postponed. How did Woods spend his day? “I lifted twice and I got some treatment” he said. “And I watched a ton of football.”