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Rich Hunt

Rich Hunt
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Richie Hunt is a statistician whose clients include PGA Tour players, their caddies and instructors in order to more accurately assess their games. He is also the author of the recently published e-book, 2015 Pro Golf Synopsis; the Moneyball Approach to the Game of Golf. He can be reached at ProGolfSynopsis@yahoo.com or on Twitter @Richie3Jack.

GolfWRX Writer of the Month: March 2014

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With one leg left in the majors, I wanted to examine the U.S. Ryder Cup standings, again. This time, though, I wanted to look...

Bryson DeChambeau made waves last season in the golf world after he won the NCAA individual championship and the U.S. Amateur. Between his swing...

As we approach the U.S. Open and Summer Olympics -- where golf will be part of the competition -- along with the Ryder Cup...

Before the 2016 Masters, I published my annual column, The 20 Players Who Can Win the Masters, which did not include Jordan Spieth. That drew...

I create a filter to help predict the golfers who are most likely to win the Masters. I usually get the list down to...

With the PGA Tour’s season one-third of the way complete, I wanted to examine the potential Ryder Cup players for the U.S. Team and...

One of the least surprising parts of analytics in golf is that there is a strong statistical correlation on the PGA Tour between Driving...

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Rich Hunt’s 2015 Pro Golf Synopsis, which can be purchased here for $10. Stylistic changes were made...

It was big news in the golf instruction industry when Phil Mickelson decided to part ways with long-time coach Butch Harmon and hired Andrew Getson to...

Before last season, I sifted through the players who were projected to rise and decline in the 2014-2015 season. With the start of the 2015-2016...

As I have discussed frequently in my GolfWRX columns, the wedge game is vastly overrated by golfers. That's because many golfers often judge what is...

As a statistician, a common conversation I have with golfers is when they should shoot at flagsticks and when they should avoid them and choose...

Last week, I showed the metrics for Jordan Spieth and what makes him so great. In response, I had a lot of readers asking...

This story was selected as one of the 15 best GolfWRX stories of 2015! With Jordan Spieth winning the first two majors of the year,...

The U.S. Open is golf's second major championship, making it the unofficial halfway point of the PGA Tour season. Before we hit the second stretch...

I keep track of the radar metrics on the PGA Tour each week, and so far this season I've started to see some noticeable...

As we start to move into the tropical storm season in my home state of Florida, I want to go through the research I’ve...

Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions I had when I started to research the statistical part of golf was how players "go low." This also...

Editor's Note: Rich Hunt is a statistician whose clients include PGA Tour players, their caddies and their instructors. Each year, I create a filter to...

I frequently get asked the question, "What statistics can I use to measure my entire game?" The issue is that while there are many advanced...

As a golf statistician, I'm often asked what statistics golfers can keep to track their skills on the golf course. For the tour players I...

In the past I have written about what I call the "Critical Holes" in a golf tournament. My analysis shows that these are the holes...

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Rich Hunt's 2014 Pro Golf Synopsis, which can be purchased here for $10. This past season, PGA Tour players...

Before last season, I ran through the players that were projected to rise and decline in the 2013-2014 season. With the start of the...

The U.S. Ryder Cup team appears to be -- based on popular opinion -- the heavy underdog against the Europeans. The U.S. team lost...