With strokes gained Broadie was able to set the data straight by placing it in proper context. It allowed him to measure a player’s performance against the rest of the field while providing an isolated view of specific aspects of their game.
Rather than seek counsel he gleaned his understandings of the swing by poring over golf-instruction books and magazines and by watching middling players at a club where he sometimes caddied. The result was an unsightly set of fundamentals.
Agree. You need the rule to incentivize stars to vary their schedules and add a little juice to the lower-wattage events. Spieth was done in by his own tight schedule and the fact that he didn’t make it to East Lake. He’ll be able to scrounge up $20K.
On an eventful Monday at Aronimink the final piece of the Ryder Cup puzzle came into place. Captain Jim Furyk chose Tony Finau as his final captain’s pick rounding out the 12-man squad headed to Paris at the end of the month.
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.