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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...

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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 65 days ago
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  • Tiger Woods 3 wood v. driver
    Hit driver, not 3 wood for better scoring on tight holes

    The following column is an excerpt from my recently published annual e-book, 2013 Pro Golf Synopsis. There is a link below in my profile data for those whom would like to purchase the book for only $10....

    • Posted 127 days ago
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  • DSC_0321
    Four key factors for success on the PGA Tour

    It is a common practice in statistical analysis to seek out commonalities for successful or unsuccessful relationships in order to more accurately forecast future events. For example, if I own a store known for selling lemonade, I...

    • Posted 177 days ago
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  • Steve Stricker Fairway
    Hunt: Breaking down the best players on tour by category

    I’m often asked by my readers what current PGA Tour player’s game I would prefer to have based upon my statistical research. To answer their question, I decided to look at the data and split the game...

    • Posted 282 days ago
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  • Hybrids or Long irons
    Long irons or hybrids? The importance of bag setup

    Merion Golf Club’s East Course, the site of the 2013 U.S. Open, saw players use a variety of different equipment setups in order to navigate the course’s combination of very long and very short holes. Bag setup...

    • Posted 303 days ago
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  • Tiger primed for U.S. Open
    Tiger is statistically primed for the U.S. Open

    When I made my Masters picks a month ago, I mentioned how conservatively Tiger Woods has been playing off the tee. I felt that would work against him at Augusta, where distance usually takes reign over the...

    • Posted 337 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy
    The problems with Rory and traditional golf statistics

    Mark Twain was once said “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” This is often a popular adage from critics of an advanced metrics point of view. Normally this tends to occur with people who utilize anecdotal...

    • Posted 365 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson
    The 23 golfers who can win the Master

    As the world’s most popular golf tournament plays this week, I wanted to give a rundown of the Masters from a statistical perspective. First, I want to discuss what I call the “Critical Holes” in a golf...

    • Posted 372 days ago
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  • The Masters - Round Two
    The most “Critical Holes” at Augusta National

    One of the questions I had about the game of golf before I started researching the statistical data of the game was, “What holes should I focus the most on in practice rounds of a tournament?” Generally,...

    • Posted 400 days ago
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  • No. 10 Riviera Country Club
    The numbers behind going for it or laying up: No. 10 Riviera

    This past weekend, we saw No. 10 at Riviera Country Club provide PGA Tour players with a dilemma as to whether to go for it on the 315-yard par-4. In my last column, I discussed the numbers...

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  • Going for it
    Checking the numbers: Going For It On Par 5′s

    Every golfer is faced with the dilemma of whether to go for a par 5 on the second shot. I always questioned the validity of being aggressive on the par-5’s versus laying up. As my game improved...

    • Posted 433 days ago
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  • Padraig Harrington Transitions Championship
    What does it take for the best to “go low”?

    One of the most frequent questions I receive is about the numbers behind “going low.” Fortunately with the ShotTracker and ShotLink data, we’re able to analyze what it takes to go low as executed by the types...

    • Posted 456 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy
    The real numbers behind driving the ball on Tour

    By Rich Hunt GolfWRX Contributor In the era of modern technology, advanced fitness regimens and long driving competitions, there has been a growing sentiment towards golf favoring the ‘bomb-n-gouge’ style of play.  However, we still see many...

    • Posted 517 days ago
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  • stricker
    The blind spot of PGA Tour players: Long-iron play

    With the PGA Tour’s season winding down to the final tournament of the year, there will be a faction of golfers fighting to make the top 125 on the Money List in order to keep their Tour...

    • Posted 533 days ago
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