That press-conference mentions of Broadie are increasingly common doesn’t stop him from marveling at them. “When I got started on all this I figured I’d publish a few papers and that would be it” he says. “I wasn’t thinking about getting attention from it. It was an academic pursuit in the purest sense. I was after knowledge for knowledge’s sake.”
But Jim Furyk doesn’t get to weigh performances from the season finale at East Lake. Even as Bradley gave his remarks calling himself an “unlikely” selection Furyk was preparing to announce the final team addition.
Broadie’s first subject was his head pro Diffley an accomplished player and former winner of the Met Open. Broadie asked to join him for a round. Their first 18 together gave way to multiple outings each of which followed the same routine: Diffley would hit shots and Broadie scribbling in a scale-model course map would note exactly where each one settled.