“I’m going to take a long break after the Ryder Cup and we’re going to evaluate things” he said after finishing T6 at the BMW Championship Monday. “But more importantly I need to start really lifting and getting after it and getting stronger in certain areas because playing every single week seems like every single day is maintenance at this point a war of attrition.”
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.
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.”