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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 4 days ago
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 11 days ago
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 32 days ago
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 37 days ago
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 44 days ago
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 52 days ago
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 66 days ago
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 97 days ago
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 101 days ago
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 102 days ago
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 111 days ago
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 121 days ago
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 149 days ago
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 154 days ago
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 155 days ago
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 161 days ago
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 162 days ago
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 164 days ago
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 169 days ago
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 171 days ago
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 187 days ago
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 193 days ago
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 197 days ago
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 203 days ago
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 207 days ago
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 211 days ago
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 211 days ago
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 212 days ago
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 219 days ago
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 223 days ago