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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 46 days ago
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 151 days ago
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 172 days ago
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 206 days ago
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 234 days ago
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 241 days ago
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 269 days ago
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...
- Posted 291 days ago
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 302 days ago
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 325 days ago
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 386 days ago
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 402 days ago