At the halfway point of the FedExCup Playoffs, the Player of the Year discussion has started to heat up. Much of the conversation has been centered around which achievements are more noteworthy: One major championship win or five regular PGA Tour victories? Of course, everyone has their own opinion on this, but what can we learn by looking at the numbers? (continue reading…)
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Last year’s Monday Qualifier extraordinaire Patrick Reed proved that he could go low and get it done on Sunday, as well, with his victory at the Wyndham Championship. The playoff between Reed and Jordan Spieth will be most remembered for Reed’s remarkable shot from under the trees that he knocked to seven-feet for birdie on the second extra hole. However, it was his solid play, especially with his irons, that put him in position to contend, and then, win. As to the young Mr. Spieth, well, there are very good reasons he was in the playoff, as well — the Numbers tell the story. (continue reading…)
The Memorial Tournament is traditionally one of the hardest tests on the PGA Tour calendar, and with high winds and firm greens at this year’s edition, it once again lived up to its reputation.
How did Matt Kuchar go about winning the Memorial for his second win on Tour this year, and which statistic of Tiger Woods’ has been a concern all year, which showed up at Muirfield Village in a big way? All that and more in this week’s By the Numbers. (continue reading…)
Welcome to this week’s By The Numbers smorgasbord, which includes The Players, HP Byron Nelson Championship and the Colonial Invitational! This should be educational. So, buckle up, stats geeks.
Each season on the PGA Tour often has a recurring theme. A couple of years ago, there were a deluge of playoffs, last year we saw some tremendous final-round comebacks, and it seems like this year’s winners have previously barely made a cut all year.
At the Byron Nelson Championship, we saw another example of that with Sang-Moon Bae. Just like there have been a variety of winners so far this season, there are many different ways to win golf tournaments. Most commonly, the champions have been able to excel in many contrasting parts of their game well over the course of the tournament, as we have seen multiple times over the course of the season — which is what Sang-Moon Bae did at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. (continue reading…)
The Wells Fargo Championship edition of By the Numbers contains a tale of two superstars — and how Derek Ernst beat them both (and everyone else, of course). Rory Mcilroy and Phil Mickelson were a study of opposites from a stats perspective, while Ernst was impressive all around. And now without further ado: this week’s By the Numbers. (continue reading…)
Graeme McDowell, one of the most popular players (especially in the interview room and at his recently-opened tavern, Nona Blue, in Orlando), returned to the PGA Tour winner’s circle at last week’s RBC Heritage Classic. Let’s take a look at how G-Mac won, along with a quick peek at Adam Scott’s victory at the Masters.
[*Ed note: Sorry this is a bit late -- it's my fault, not Shoshana's. Please forgive me!]
This week we’re giving you a By the Numbers smorgasbord, with a look at not only Tiger Woods’ latest win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but also the previous week’s victorious performances by Stacy Lewis — who ascended to world no. 1 (you go girl!) — at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup and Kevin Streelman at the Tampa Bay Championship. (continue reading…)
Congratulations to Tiger Woods, who captured his second win in 2013 and 76th career title on the PGA Tour. Oh, and we’re back with By the Numbers after a temporary hiatus due to the pesky real world intruding. On the way to his victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Tiger obviously put up some impressive numbers, but we’re going to try look at several that you (probably) haven’t heard repeated ad nauseum (100 putts total), as well as a glance at a few other players. (continue reading…)
The last two weeks on the PGA Tour have had a turn-back-the-clock feel. First, Tiger Woods won at Torrey Pines in a Monday finish, and then on Sunday, Phil Mickelson won in Phoenix. What year is this again? 2001?
Phil ran away with his wire-to-wire victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and dominated from a statistical standpoint. Here now is this week’s By the Numbers.
Welcome to By the Numbers, Farmers Insurance Open Edition. As you may have guessed, the column this week will be very Tiger Woods centric. Hey, you notch it your 75th win on the PGA Tour, you can have your own Numbers column, too. Without further ado, your Tiger at Torrey Pines Edition: (continue reading…)