Now This Is Why We Love Golf

Golf is a crazy game. If you have played this wonderful sport for any length of time, you will have experienced roller coaster action that sets your head in a tail spin. Alex Noren, at the 17 hole at Hero World Challenge, proved that professional golfers are subject to the same fate as amateurs. Continue reading

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The Wrap Around PGA Tour

It seems like last weekend that the golfing world took a collective sigh as the season came to an end. I realize that the Ryder Cup is not part of the PGA Tour, but it is a large enough event where it captured the attention of all golfers. Now, we turn our eyes to the 2018/2019 professional season with the Safeway Open. Yup, I am not kidding, the professional golf season starts tomorrow! Continue reading

Sponsor Exempt Player Shoots 54 Over Par

I am sure you read the articles regarding Julio “The Machine” Bell, (self-proclaimed) who received a sponsor’s exempt position for a Web.com Tour event and shot 93-105. Of course he missed the cut, however the plethora of remarks from the golfing world sparked my desire to comment.

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Is Tiger Woods Making a Come Back, Again?

With the rampant speculation about Tiger Woods return to professional golf, I wonder if he is really going to try to make his 4th comeback. After posting a video on Oct 7 of his golf swing, more than 400,000 stopped by to take a look. It is amazing that he still garners that much attention and interest. In the big scheme of things, I understand why, but I just do not get it. Continue reading

Golf Stats – Strokes Gained

This is my last installment on golf stats. As previously discussed in two different articles (1,2), golf stats are deceiving. As with all stats, the analyst can draw many different conclusions depending on the criteria that the data is measured against. The PGA Tour is trying to rectify the confusion by introducing a new set of statistics that measure the player’s performance against the field. Sounds interesting.

I decided to copy Mark Broadie’s explanation directly from this website. I thought by trying to simplify this new golf stat, I would just muddy the waters. So here it is in its entirety.

“Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf that uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf. He crunches data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course.”
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