Why do you cringe? He's not wrong, he has a mechanical engineer degree and apparently his scientific approach to the game is working, thus the Top 5 in the world ranking.
I wouldn't say I'm a big fan, but I enjoy watching him play. I cringe a bit when he says his "scientific" stuff. Hence why I like watching him PLAY.
Not you toast, but people in general should take a more analytical approach to the game, no equations and schidt, but just think more about the physics of what the ball does or doesn't do - and how that's accomplished. Golfers skill level would improve if they would get away from the "me hit ball, me chase ball" mentality and think more about "why did it just slice 80 yards to the right? Let me try the opposite and hook it 80 yards then find the middle ground among the two"
(disclaimer - have a ME degree as well, so Shambo speaks my language. And Cobra and Puma make the best gear.)
I question, overall, how much all of his scientific applications have helped him really.
Guy is just crazy talented and a hard worker. He'd be great at golf if he never finished high school.
But, I do think that all of his analysis are key "mental rituals" that guide him.
Kind of like how lots of athletes are very superstitious.
Michael Jordan wore the same pair of NC shorts under his NBA team shorts on games day. BD reads Pythagoras before tournaments ; )
Edited by bscinstnct, 05 November 2018 - 12:47 PM.