As for Hazeltine itself? “The set-up of the course was ridiculous. You could hit it anywhere.” Pieters included U.S. stalwart Phil Mickelson in his critiques too. “He was sometimes hitting it like six fairways left or right but was still able to get it on the green and then make a 40-footer. I didn’t think it was a great Ryder Cup set-up to be honest.”
“Longest straightest. And the best iron player on tour. At the Ryder Cup course the emphasis will be on accuracy. He’d be a great pick to add foursomes options to the the US Team. Which they need.”
That reputation stems from Broadie’s pioneering data-driven research which began nearly two decades back inspired by what you might call his golf obsession and which continues to this day. Drawn from his analysis of millions of golf shots struck by pros and amateurs alike that research has yielded insights with farther-reaching implications than Broadie himself ever foresaw.