Another is quantifying performance under pressure a topic Broadie has been working on of late. He believes he’s onto something. “For mental toughness the only stat that attempts to measure it is bounce-back” he says. “And I think there are better ways.”
Twenty-five tournaments a year plus a true offseason sounds like a way to prune back the Tour and leave something stronger and healthier. Sign me up! This is a great rule and ultimately an inconsequential penalty. Are they going to suspend Spieth for three Fall Series events? I think he’ll be okay.
Broadie’s research has paid dividends for Broadie too in his work as a GOLF columnist (p. 28) and a FoxSports consultant interpreting stats for U.S. Open broadcasts; and as a consigliere for TaylorMade.