Broadie would also play his own ball and jot down the results of his shots too. “I knew Mark was a smart guy — you know professor and all — so I figured he wasn’t doing all this just for fun” Diffley says. “But I can’t say I knew everything he was up to.”
From the Tour’s perspective the numbers were a way to enliven TV broadcasts and improve fan engagement. Broadie put them to a different use. Ultimately all the info he and his team gathered was fed into a computer program called Golfmetrics.
“Was in control of my destiny and just didn’t have it this week.”— Jordan Spieth who after a T-55 finish that left him out of the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and out of the Tour Championship for the first time in his career. Another oh-so-close final round. El Tigre went out in 31 and clawed within one shot of the lead before slipping into a tie for 6th.