Connect with us

pga tour

Chris Kirk WITB 2015

Published

on

Equipment is accurate as of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (5/24/15).

Driver: Callaway XR Pro (8.5 degrees, neutral setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ 60TX
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 1 inch)

3 Wood: Callaway X2 Hot (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana ‘ahina 80X

Utility Clubs: Callaway Apex UT (18 degrees and 21 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Irons: Callaway Razr X Muscleback (4-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47-11S, 52-12S), Callaway Mack Daddy 3 (58-9S)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey ProType PT10
Length: 35 inches
Loft: 3.5 degrees

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Kirk

Related

Your Reaction?
  • 49
  • LEGIT4
  • WOW2
  • LOL2
  • IDHT2
  • FLOP4
  • OB2
  • SHANK6

We share your golf passion. You can follow GolfWRX on Twitter @GolfWRX, Facebook and Instagram.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Ryan

    May 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    The Odyssey putter used by Kirk was the Metal X Milled 1, not the PT10. The PT10 does not have weights on the bottom.

  2. ML

    May 25, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Where is it ?? I combed the site and could not find

  3. ML

    May 24, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Could have been the practice round when players carry extra clubs until they decide what they need for the week

    Not sure he needed the 3 iron when they had 9 feet of rain

  4. Steve

    May 24, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Looks like a razor x 3 iron in the bag to me, and a 3 iron replacement 21*. Once again a lazy job of pictures and accuracy from WRX.

    • LorenRobertsFan

      May 24, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Calm down bro… It’s probably a pic from a few weeks ago they wanted to use as an illustration! Trust the words in the article, not the pics!

    • Lordmokoloko

      May 25, 2015 at 6:35 am

      The pics are from practice round. If you are a good player (or simply smart) you will understand my comment…

      • Steve

        May 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

        So show pics of tuesdays practice round, not the actually clubs used for winning. If that makes sense to you. The headline is Chris Kirk’s winning WITB, then show pics that are not in the winning bag, if you are simply smart you would have understood. I and most would expect the pictures to match the article.

        • Lordmokoloko

          May 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

          Waou you’re the real winner of the week…

        • Pop

          May 25, 2015 at 12:14 pm

          Hey Steeve. Did you notice the different bag colors on both pictures? This must be hard to live with as WITB’s professional. Maybe he did not use either of these bags at Colonial. Tough life.

          • Steve

            May 25, 2015 at 2:38 pm

            I suppose you make sense to yourself. WINNING

        • Jay

          May 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm

          Yeah, cause while they have pics of most of the players from early in the week you know Kirk meant to stop behind 18 Sunday on the way to the scoring tent so they could take pictures then

  5. RG

    May 24, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Good win. Glad to see him get it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Equipment

Sangmoon Bae’s Winning WITB: 2018 Albertsons Boise Open

Published

on

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 60X

Fairway Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex (20 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 95X

Irons: Callaway MB1 (4-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125X

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH

Golf Ball: Titleist

Your Reaction?
  • 28
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW0
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB1
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

Opinion & Analysis

Do you actually understand “Strokes Gained” stats? Here’s a breakdown

Published

on

In 2011, the PGA Tour introduced ShotLink, which is a real-time scoring system that captures data points on all shots taken during PGA Tour events. ShotLink measures the distance from the hole, as well as categorizing shot types like tee, fairway, rough, sand, and green.

Mark Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, took the data from ShotLink and helped develop a new way to analyze putting performance. This new statistic was called “strokes gained: putting,” and it measures the number of putts a golfer takes relative to the PGA Tour average from that same distance. Strokes gained putting recognizes that sinking a 20-foot putt represents a better performance than sinking a three-foot putt, even though they both count as a single putt and a single stroke on the scorecard.

This was revolutionary because golfers no longer had to rely on the number of putts per round to understand their putting performance. Strokes gained also provided a unified way to measure an individual golfer against his opponents on the PGA Tour.

In 2016, the same concept used for strokes gained: putting was applied to other areas of the game. The PGA Tour developed new statistics including “strokes gained: off-the-tee,” “strokes gained: approach-the-green,” and “strokes gained: around-the-green.” This expansion allowed a PGA Tour golfer to precisely see where he excels and where he needs to improve.

What is strokes gained

In the most simple terms, “strokes gained” is a way to measure a player’s performance compared to the rest of the field. It also allows you to isolate different parts of a player’s game. In order to understand the statistic, you have to know that the PGA Tour has historical data from ShotLink that has calculated the average number of strokes needed to hole out from every distance and location on a course. Below I have included four scenarios to better illustrate the idea of strokes gained.

The scenarios below show how strokes gained could work on a single hole. Remember most strokes gained statistics are the aggregate of all the holes for a players round.

Scenario No. 1: Driving

You are playing a 450-yard par 4. The PGA Tour scoring average for a par 4 of that length is 4.1 strokes.

You hit a drive that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway, 115 yards out is 2.825 strokes. In order to calculate strokes gained: off-the-tee you use the formula below

(PGA Tour average for the hole) – (PGA Tour average left after your drive) – 1 = strokes gained: off-the-tee

Next, plug the numbers from the scenario above into this formula to calculate the strokes gained: off-the-tee

4.100 – 2.825 = 1.275 – 1 = 0.275 strokes gained: off-the-tee

Since you hit your drive in the fairway 115 yards from the hole you gained .275 strokes off the tee from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 2: Approach Shot

Let’s take the same drive from the first scenario. You hit a drive on a par 4 that ends up in the fairway, 115 yards from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from in the fairway 115 yards out is 2.825. You hit your approach shot on the green 10 feet from the hole. The PGA Tour scoring average from on the green 10 feet from the hole is 1.61 strokes.

(PGA Tour average from your approach) – (PGA Tour average for your putt) – 1 = strokes gained: approach-the-green

2.825 – 1.61 = 1.215 – 1 = .215 strokes gained: approach-the-green

Since you hit your approach shot to 10 feet you gained .213 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 3: Putting

Continuing the scenario from example scenario No. 2. You have a 10-foot putt left for birdie which you make.

(Your # of Putts) – (PGA Tour average from that distance) = strokes gained putting

1 putt – 1.61 = .61 strokes gained putting

Since you made that 10-foot putt you gained .61 strokes from the average PGA Tour player.

Scenario No. 4: Total for the hole:

To calculate strokes gained total use the formula below:

Strokes gained off-the-tee + Strokes gained approach-the-green + strokes gained around-the-green + strokes gained putting= strokes gained total

0.275+.215+0+.61=1.1 Total Strokes Gained on that hole

This makes sense because the PGA Tour average for the hole was 4.1 and you made a 3.

Definitions of Strokes Gained Statistics

  • Strokes gained: off-the-tee: Measures player performance off the tee on all par 4s and par 5s. This statistic looks at how much better or worse a player’s drive is then the average PGA Tour player.
  • Strokes gained: approach-the-green: Measures player performance on approach shots and other shots that are NOT included in strokes gained: around-the-green and strokes gained: putting. It does include tee shots on par 3s.
  • Strokes gained: around-the-green: Measures player performance on any shot within 30 yards of the edge of the green without measuring putting.
  • Strokes gained: putting: Measures how many strokes a player gains (or loses) on the greens compared to PGA Tour average.
  • Strokes gained: tee-to-green:  Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green
  • Strokes gained: total: Strokes gained: off-the-tee + strokes gained: approach-the-green + strokes gained: around-the-green + strokes gained: putting
Your Reaction?
  • 199
  • LEGIT18
  • WOW17
  • LOL3
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP0
  • OB1
  • SHANK7

Continue Reading

pga tour

Bryson DeChambeau’s Winning WITB: The 2018 Northern Trust

Published

on

Driver: Cobra King F8+(8 degrees)
Shaft: TPT Golf 14 MKP LT prototype

3-wood: Cobra King LTD Black (14.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 43 inches (tipped 2 inches)

5-wood: Cobra King F8+ Baffler (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 41 inches (tipped 1 inch)

Irons: Cobra King One Length Utility (4 and 5 iron), Cobra King One Length (6-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Wedges: Cobra King V Grind (50 degrees), Cobra King WideLow Grind (55, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X7

Putter: SIK tour prototype

Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about DeChambeau’s clubs in our forums

Your Reaction?
  • 174
  • LEGIT23
  • WOW2
  • LOL4
  • IDHT7
  • FLOP5
  • OB3
  • SHANK51

Continue Reading

19th Hole

Facebook

Trending