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  1. The tour messed things up with the dumb handicapped tour championship, the OWGR certainly doesn't recognize Cantlay's win there, he only received 15.79 points for that event versus Jon Rahm's (and Kevin Na's) 51.2. That said, 3 wins still beats one major in my book so Rahm is still out of luck. I'd give it to Morikawa personally.
  2. I'm not sure about the historical stats, but for the week he averaged +3.644 per round. I don't recall ever seeing a number like that. I mean Cameron Smith averaged +3.167 for his one round of 18 putts earlier this year and +1.534 for that week. Bryson also putted phenomenally well this week at +2.34 per round (2nd in the field), but over the course of 4 rounds that's still giving up more than 5 strokes to Cantlay.
  3. Thank you. That's what I noticed about Rory since his switch to the Sim 2 and new shafts. He's driving the ball far more offline regardless of his seemingly good strokes gained off the tee stats. Last year he was T119th in distance from the edge of fairway and this year he's 186th. His proximity to hole on approach shots has only dropped from 142nd to 158th. Still garbage compared to 2019 when he was 29th in that stat and won 4 times.
  4. Yes, it sucks. It was okay until 10 minutes ago.
  5. He mentioned his swing has been off for a while taking the club back too far to the inside. But even before that I noticed he's been missing tons of fairways with the new driver shaft combo. His strokes gained off the tee still looked okay during that time, but that's because hitting from the rough isn't much of an issue for these guys. Water though? Yeah, can't hit out of that most of the time.
  6. They are two clubs stronger, at least compared to Tiger who has old school lofts. Bryson: Pitching wedge though 4-iron = 42° to 18° Tiger: Pitching wedge though 3 iron = 50 to 22.5° He still hits it nine miles though.
  7. That's even longer than yesterday's drive without as much wind assistance. Absurd.
  8. There's your proof that Rory isn't close to as long as Bryson. Dang that hurts.
  9. I was going to say he can certainly be a threat, he's proven it with his consecutive 2nd place finishes. What he's doing this week is more of the same. 64th out of 71 players off the tee combined with brilliant putting and iron play.
  10. Somebody is nervous out there! Hit that first 3-footer way too firm and wasn't even close with the comebacker.
  11. I might have reverse jinxed him after harping about his driving. Yesterday he only hit 2/14 fairways today he's 5/5!
  12. Jordan Spieth only hit 2 fairways (dead last in the field), but still shot a decent round of -4 because of his outstanding putting (+3.811, only Sam Burns at +4.793 was better for the round). I thought him switching to the new driver last year was going to help, after all how could things be any worse? Here are his Strokes gained off the tee ranks since his historic 2015 season. 2015: 15th 2016: 29th 2017: 44th 2018: 50th 2019: 176th 2020: 165th 2021 206th (15 measured rounds) That's basically a David Duval like fall off in terms of driving performance.
  13. That's the biggest difference in Tiger this week vs the rest of the year. His short game looks world class once again.
  14. Tiger's draw is working today. He rarely hits the fairway on #2, spot on this time!
  15. Indeed, I seem to recall a few times he's hooked it into the trees left. I always attributed it to first tee jitters.
  16. The real test is #5, bogeyed that every round during his win in 2019.
  17. Zach Johnson is probably the closest. Obviously not in the same ballpark, but 2 majors 12 wins total is nothing to sniff at. Oh and Jim Furyk with 17 wins including a major. Both players were shorter than Nick Faldo was compared to the rest of the field as far as I can tell.
  18. Massengale was actually pretty good and I didn't know his name either. He won 3 times from 1975 to 1977 and Dan Pohl won twice both in 1986. Neither won a major yet Dan had a lot more high finishes in those majors, 7 top 10s including a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes. Rik had 1 top 10 which was a 3rd place finish in 1977. Apparently he retired from the tour due to a back injury in 1983 around age 36.
  19. Probably not, the shortest on the tour in 1981 was still Rik Massengale's 242.3 yards while the average distance was 259.3 and Dan Pohl lead at 280.1. Those figures are very close in terms of percentages to what we have today. The average last year (because it's a full season worth of stats) was 296.4 and equivalent percentages above and below that would be 320.2 and 277. Bryson lead at 322.1 and Andrew Putman was last at 277.9.
  20. You're not wrong, Bryson and Phil use extra long tees for max distance. Tiger on the other end almost exclusively uses the short tees either 2 1/8 or 2 1/4.
  21. Tiger hit a crap chip from a tight lie there. Not surprising at all unfortunately. Duffed one from a similar position yesterday as well.
  22. Phil is 7-under through 8... Finally keeping the ball in play off the tee. Yesterday he hit 10/13 fairways, but the misses included 3 out of bounds. Putting well at 8th in the field.
  23. Tiger is miles off the lead, but 6-under for the round is somewhat promising ahead of the Masters.
  24. Easy to forget about Phil. Still struggling on the big tour at +4 through 7. I know the courses here are harder, but he should be doing a little better right?
  25. Lots of weak right shots from Tiger. Gross. Hey, at least he should par from there which he hasn't accomplished yet on a par 5.
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