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The Greatest Tiger Stat that You (probably) Don't Know About

Post by McLaren on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11:10 am

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You actually might as it comes from a June 2015 article by  Mark Broadie in Golf, "Why Tiger's Consecutive Rounds Streak Might Be Better Than Joe DiMaggio's".

http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/tiger-woods-consecutive-rounds-streak-might-be-better-joe-dimaggios

It is worth reading the article to get the full background on this astonishing achievement, although the pointless baseball comparison seems unnecessary.

"From August 1999 through November 2000, Woods beat the field's average score in an astounding 89 consecutive PGA Tour tournament rounds".

For the period 1983 to 2015 the next best beating the field average streaks were O'Meara (33), Cink (32) and Peter Jacobsen (30).

For over a year every time Tiger teed it up in a PGAT event his score was better than the field average for that round!

By several measures we know this was probably the most dominant period by a single player in the history of the game but if we consider just how strong the field was at this time compared to others, beating it that many times in a row is astonishing. In the words of Cink "The field never has a bad day".
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Post by navyblueshorts on Thu 04 Jan 2018, 9:32 am

While I'm sure the modern ball is a contributory factor, whatever the gains in average distances, it's more down to the increased fitness/strength of the top players and the kit they're able to use.
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Post by JAS on Thu 04 Jan 2018, 5:05 pm

super_realist wrote:Pebble Beach is the shortest course on the PGA. How many people avoid that? It's pretty much a must play course.

The last time a tournament was played there it was won by Rev Gordon Spieth, in the field was Dustin Johnson, Gary Woodland, Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Pat Perez, Robert Garrigus, Tony Finau as just some of the very longest hitters in the game.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Exactly, and the last time the US Open was there that colossal big hitter (NOT) Gmac won. Firm believer that courses don’t neccessarily need to be long long. Yes lengthening is an option but clever design, trouble at driving distance and tricky greens etc is a more thoughtful approach than sticking tees 100yards back in the trees/neighbouring property.

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