First adopted by the PGA Tour in 2011 “strokes gained” Broadie’s breakthrough analytics tool has become a fixture in golf’s Moneyball age. Though he was not alone in seeing the shortcomings of old-saw categories such as greens-in-regulation and putts-per-round (which beyond being unhelpful can be outright misleading) he was the first to do something about it.
It sounds like that routine will continue through the offseason. “What you do in the off-season is what allows you to maintain it through the year especially on the backside of the year and I really didn’t train for all this” Woods said.
“Mark had a kind of funny swing that has only gotten funnier over the years” says Mike Diffley Pelham’s frank-talking head pro then and now. “But he was clutch that week and he made a lot of putts.”