• Angel Cabrera
    Cabrera takes Greenbrier Classic title

    A Billy Hurley III victory at the Greenbrier Classic on Independence Day weekend would have been a good story. Hurley graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served his country for five years, including a two-year term...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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    Caddy for a Cure launches Operation Warrior Golf

    As we celebrate Memorial Day and thank those who have served both past and present, it seems timely that we talk about how the golf world shows its support of service members and their families. One such...

    • Posted 61 days ago
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  • Jordan Spieth Rich Hunt statistics
    Analyzing Jordan Spieth’s weekend troubles

    This past weekend, Jordan Spieth had a share of the lead at The Players Championship going into Sunday before shooting a 74 and finishing tied for 4th. This brought up discussion of Spieth having “collapses” on Sunday,...

    • Posted 72 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson wins 2014 Masters
    Bubba’s second Masters win establishes him as a major force

    It was shaping up to be a potentially all-time-special Masters Sunday. The 54-hole leaderboard had a bit of everything: 15 players within five shots of the lead of all ages and experience levels. The final pairing of...

    • Posted 100 days ago
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  • Hunt 23 players who can win the masters 2014
    The 23 Players Who Can Win The Masters

    Last year, I created a filter to help predict the golfers that were most likely to win the Masters. I got the list down to 23 players. In the end, eight of the top-10 finishers were on...

    • Posted 107 days ago
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  • John-Senden
    Senden wins the Valspar Championship

    John Senden held off a number of players on a wild Sunday at the Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course to secure his second victory on the PGA Tour and first since winning the John Deere Classic in 2006....

    • Posted 128 days ago
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  • Using stats and launch monitors rich hunt featured
    Using statistics and launch monitor data to shoot lower scores

    As a statistician who works with PGA Tour players, I’m frequently asked by aspiring Tour players and their coaches what statistics they can use to measure themselves against Tour players. The mistake with this question is that...

    • Posted 133 days ago
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  • 458260991VD00272_World_Golf
    Match play can work for the Tour with a little tinkering

    As golf fans, we are seldom exposed to the extremely electrifying format of match play golf. When such weeks arise on what has recently become a very full calendar of golf, it definitely sparks some more attention...

    • Posted 140 days ago
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  • Rickie Fowler stats
    Overrated? That’s not what the stats say about Rickie Fowler

    One of the most publicized swing changes this season has been Rickie Fowler’s decision to alter some of his swing mechanics with instructor Butch Harmon. Fowler had his first career victory in 2012 and finished 40th on...

    • Posted 148 days ago
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  • Keegan Bradley Ryder Cup
    Statistics that make a great Ryder Cup player and the 2014 U.S. Team standings

    With the Ryder Cup upon us this year, I want to look at the status of the U.S. team from a statistical perspective throughout the season leading up to the event. The U.S. team will have Tom...

    • Posted 163 days ago
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  • PGA Tour '14 App Review
    PGA Tour launches redesigned iPhone, Android apps

    The first full field event of 2014 kicked off this week with the Sony Open in Hawaii, and so did the PGA Tour’s redesigned app for iPhone and Android. Boasting an all new layout that is easy...

    • Posted 193 days ago
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  • Zach+Johnson+Hyundai+Tournament+Champions
    Johnson wins the Hyundai TOC

    The Hyundai Tournament of Champions demanded a simple recipe from its champion: stay clean of bogies and go on a birdie run or two. Zach Johnson followed the recipe for most of the four days and moved...

    • Posted 197 days ago
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  • nicolas COLSAERTS
    10 PGA Tour players who will rise (or fall) in 2014

    With the 2014 PGA Tour season starting, I wanted to give the readers a look at a few players on Tour that I feel will be on the rise and falling for the season. The data below...

    • Posted 198 days ago
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  • Keegan Bradley
    The data behind Keegan Bradley’s coaching change

    Keegan Bradley has reportedly left long-time swing coach Jim McLean for Chuck Cook, who teaches Bradley’s good friend Jason Dufner and Luke Donald. That gives Cook one of the most formidable list of clients in the golf...

    • Posted 207 days ago
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  • Does your height affect putting?
    Are shorter golfers better putters?

    It is generally accepted that taller golfers have an advantage when it comes to driving distance on the PGA Tour. All else being equal, the thought is that taller golfers will have the edge in comparison to...

    • Posted 217 days ago
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    Stenson’s 2013: A masterclass in perseverance

    At the beginning of the 2012, the 230th spot in the Official World Golf Ranking belonged to a washed-up former top player in the world who had nearly completely lost his game after a few good years...

    • Posted 245 days ago
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    PGA Tour strengthening Web.com Tour ties everywhere… except the U.S.?

    Give credit where credit is due: the PGA Tour is to be commended for recent measures that have helped expand its reach across the globe. It has brought the Canadian Tour into the fold in the form...

    • Posted 250 days ago
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    PGA Tour looks to widen its reach with PGA Tour China

    While in Shanghai for the WGC-HSBC Champions, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem announced the creation of the China Professional Golf Tour (PGA Tour China). The Tour will debut in 2014 and will feature 12 tournaments throughout the...

    • Posted 252 days ago
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  • IMG_6464
    Big purses, big doings: PGA of America and PGA Tour announce joint initiatives

    On Wednesday, while the PGA Tour geared up for the first round of the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course on St. Simon’s Island, Ga., the Tour and the PGA of America made a...

    • Posted 257 days ago
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  • Joe_La_Cava_
    Carry on: Tour caddies make the right move in organizing APTC

    So this is what happens when they cancel the caddie races. Many of the most high-profile caddies in professional golf, as well as members of the rank and file, have banded together to form the Association of...

    • Posted 258 days ago
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  • Suzann+Pettersen+CME+Group+Titleholders+Round+fmMayEBfc1gx
    Relative success of the world’s top golfing nations

    The United States is still a powerhouse in the world of professional golf. As we witnessed during the 2013 President’s Cup – when American players are on their game, they’re as hard to beat as anyone. However,...

    • Posted 260 days ago
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    McIlroy shoots 65, leads by two in China

    Rory McIlroy leads the way at the WGC-HSBC Champions after a first-round 65, a 7-under total that gives him a 2-shot cushion over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Jamie Donaldson at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. It’s a...

    • Posted 265 days ago
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  • RandA
    R&A shakes up Open Championship qualifying procedures

    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which administers the game throughout the world, save America and Mexico, announced a suite of changes to the ways in which players can qualify for the Open Championship,...

    • Posted 267 days ago
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  • IMG_3393
    Photos from the Frys.com Open

    GolfWRX is live from the Frys.com Open, the first event of the PGA Tour’s new wraparound schedule. Headlining this week at the Tour’s first event are a handful of top names (Angel Cabrera, Billy Horschel, Charles Howell...

    • Posted 283 days ago
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    U.S. routs the Internationals in the Presidents Cup

    The near-constant gloom that beset central Ohio this week muted what had hoped to be a watershed Presidents Cup, one where an International team victory—or at least a strong challenge—would give the event a much-needed lift. But...

    • Posted 290 days ago
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  • luke donald
    The data behind Luke Donald’s decision to change instructors

    Luke Donald recently made an instructor change to Texas-based swing coach Chuck Cook. Back in 2011, Donald had an epic season. He finished first on the PGA Tour money list and the European Tour’s Order of Merit....

    • Posted 294 days ago
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  • tiger woods player of the year 2013
    Woods wins 11th Player of the Year Award

    Tiger Woods didn’t win a major in 2013, but his five wins including golf’s “fifth major,” The Players Championship, were enough for him to be voted the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year. Woods played in 16...

    • Posted 299 days ago
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  • Stenson-FedExCup
    Stenson’s $16 Million Year

    Henrik Stenson capped off the 2013 PGA Tour season in memorable fashion on Sunday, becoming the fourth consecutive player to double dip by winning the Tour Championship and claiming the year-long race for the FedEx Cup. All...

    • Posted 303 days ago
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  • edcdf50a93a67a1c20e3a10ed005c226
    Photos from the Tour Championship

    GolfWRX is live from the Tour Championship, the PGA Tour’s final FedEx Cup Playoff event. Last year, Brandt Snedeker shot a final-round 68 at East Lake to finish 10-under, claiming the Tour Championship title as well as...

    • Posted 307 days ago
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    DeLaet’s 2013 season cements him as Canada’s best golfer

    Graham DeLaet, a 31-year-old native of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, has made a name for himself on the PGA Tour in 2013, while also securing his spot as Canada’s top golfer. He’s currently No. 7 in the FedEx Cup standings,...

    • Posted 308 days ago
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    Jacobsen named 2013 Payne Stewart Award recipient

    As part of the run-up to the Tour Championship this weekend, the PGA Tour announced that Peter Jacobsen was named as the 2013 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award. Established in 2000, this award honors the golfer...

    • Posted 308 days ago
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  • 1379118508000-TigerBMWSidebarREal
    Picks and Preview: The Tour Championship

    The FedEx Cup Playoffs, the finale of the PGA Tour, heads back to East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., which has been the home to the Tour Championship since 2004. The points have been rearranged, so...

    • Posted 308 days ago
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  • 5617597
    2013-14 PGA Tour schedule elongates, segments new season

    If you had been thinking September was awfully early in the calendar year to wind down the PGA Tour season, you’ll probably change your tune come a year and three days from now. At that time, the...

    • Posted 315 days ago
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  • Everbank_Field
    PGA Tour teams up with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a halftime promotion

    The PGA Tour and the Jacksonville Jaguars announced a unique halftime show that will collaborate PGA Tour players and America’s most popular sport. The show will see the Jaguars’ mascot, Jaxson de Ville, and a Tour player...

    • Posted 320 days ago
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  • tiger-woods-sean-foley
    True or False: Golf radar systems are ruining golf?

    Last week, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee went on the offensive against radar launch monitors, claiming that they were “ruining golf.” Chamblee said that radar systems (like Trackman and Flightscope) were promoting two different swings, one for...

    • Posted 326 days ago
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    Photos from the Deutsche Bank Championship

    GolfWRX is live from the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second round of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs at TPC Boston. Last year, Rory McIlroy shot 20-under to win at TPC Boston, which was the first of two-consecutive...

    • Posted 328 days ago
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  • U.S. Open - Round One
    Is there legal recourse against the anchored putter ban?

    Barring a position reversal by the governing bodies of golf or a dramatic legal challenge to the anchoring rule, the anchored stroke will no longer be permitted at any level on Jan. 1, 2016. The anchoring ban...

    • Posted 331 days ago
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  • Quiet Please
    Yabba Dabba please shut up

    “Get in the hole!” That’s how it started, innocently enough, and not in an obnoxious way. If we peel back the evolution of post-shot yelling on the PGA Tour all the way to the beginning, the pre-cambrian...

    • Posted 333 days ago
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  • Patrick Reed Scorecard Spotlight
    The Scorecard: Wyndham Championship

    The Front Nine 60 - Greens in regulation hit by Patrick Reed. That’s 83 percent and a career best for him. 1 – This marks Reed’s first professional win on the PGA Tour. 7 – The iron...

    • Posted 338 days ago
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