Nor could Pieters resist a jab at the Minnesota faithful and their tolerance for alcohol. “Maybe that’s because they sell beer at 7am and Americans can’t drink” he said. “But to be honest you don’t really hear the words most of the time. It’s just a big wall of noise.”
A new day in golf analytics had arrived. Although Broadie hadn’t set out to rattle the establishment many of his findings proved convention-shaking. Notable among them was one that poked a hole in the gospel of the short game: the familiar observation widely taken as adage that the fastest way to lower scores was to sharpen your skills from 100 yards and in.
Since his last win Bradley has gotten married. He’s had a child. He’s gone from rookie upstart to Tour veteran. But he’s never stopped caring; that much was clear as he thrust his arms into the sky upon his final putt dropping on Monday.