Justin Rose is the latest player to join rarefied air. With a runner-up Monday at the BMW Championship he became just the 22nd player to ascend to the top spot in the World Golf Ranking.
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.”
That’s one view. As Broadie sees it how critical a factor his flatstick was is impossible to know because there are no detailed records of his matches. Which brings us to the crux of his golf-research career.