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Check out Tiger Woods’ incredible handicap index history from his entire career

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Ever wondered what Tiger Woods’ handicap index has been throughout his career? Well, one statistician, Lou Stagner of Decade Golf, did some serious number crunching and the results are fascinating. 

From 1996 right through to today, Stagner used course rating and slope for each course in his research and calculated a differential for each round to find out what Tiger’s index would have been each year of his pro career.

You can see the impressive results in the graph below.

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The results show that Woods was at his very best handicap wise in 2008 when he bossed a +9.4 index, his average index was +6.7 throughout his career, his current index is 6.5, and as Stagner noted, he was +7 or better for 35% of his handicap revisions.

It’s also worth noting that the results are not adjusted to tournament conditions. Not bad, eh?

 

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. France

    Jun 8, 2020 at 9:50 am

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  2. Gerardo

    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:26 am

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  3. Rosetta

    Jun 8, 2020 at 8:24 am

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  4. Alex

    Jun 5, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    So for all you scratch guys out there…don’t quit your day jobs.

  5. Scott

    Jun 5, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I always thought he was pretty good. Thanks for this

  6. Matt Strube

    Jun 5, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Tournament Conditions have to make it a few points better. Would be cool to see some diffs based on courses.

    • MikeC

      Jun 5, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      I agree completely. These are all based on tournament scores when they speed up the greens, grow the rough and narrow the fairways. Not to mention tournament pressure. If he had a real handicap the 62s he shoots with his buddies at home would be part of his best 8 out of last 20. His handicap was much lower than this. I read in golf digest back in 2000 that they estimated he was a +12.

      • Alessandro de jesus Silva

        Jun 6, 2020 at 5:33 pm

        Incrível meu ídolo ele é e sempre será o fenômeno no golf
        Pena que não tenho nenhuma condição pra ver ele pessoalmente ???????????????????????????tigre Woods

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Tiger Woods reveals his at home putting practice routine

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In Episode 8 of GolfTV’s and Golf Digest’s mini-series “At home with Tiger Woods”, the 15-time major champion explained his primary putting practice routines when at home in South Florida.

Explaining to GolfTV’s Henni Koyack, Woods revealed how he consistently focuses on his putting from 6 feet and in before going straight into a heavy workload of lag putting.

“I end up doing a few sets of chalk lines from probably about 6 feet and in. I work on my start line (and) I try and get that dialed in. And then I really don’t spend a whole lot of time in the 8-15 foot range.

Once I get a lot of my dialed-in time on my putting, then I’ll lag putt a lot and start trying to get my feel in my fingers and how I like to release the putter and feel it in my stroke. I like to do designated tee drill, line drill and then lag putt to death.”

Woods also explained to viewers that he likes to keep his home green running at a “baseline” of 13 on the stimpmeter, which he finds easiest to then make adjustments from at tournament events.

“So, here I like to keep the greens running about 13. And then we go to certain tournaments, and they’re faster. Ok, I make the adjustments. At certain tournaments, they’re slower. But, I use a baseline right around 13. 

At golf courses, the greens have gotten so much faster over the years. Like the standard, it used to be like 10. Maybe 10.5 was a really fast green. But now, some greens are getting up to 14 or so. So, I like to keep mine on the faster side.”

Check out “At home with Tiger Woods – Ep 8″ here.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (7.8.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

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PXG irons finished in a shined copper with a satin face from The Golf Garage.

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Coming to The Hive this week.

Really cool club building for kids from haywoodgolf.

Sweet shots of Broadstone Golf Club.

Clean work from Corey Paul.

Stealth mode from Embrace.

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