The more golf Broadie played the more the game presented him with questions for which he had no answers. To find them he was certain he needed data. And golf data in those days wasn’t merely scarce. It was nonexistent.
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.”
The simple answer of course was that better players carded lower scores. But what enabled them to do so? Their distance o the tee? Their deadliness with wedges? Their limited numbers of balls lost in the woods? Organized around such questions a groundbreaking research project was born.