September 20, 2014 :  Strokes gained and season earnings compared

With the conclusion of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season, we look at two sides of the same coin: where did the money leaders gain their strokes and how much money did the strokes gained leaders in each shot category earn. Read more …

September 17, 2014 :  A strokes gained look at winners in the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season: Winners gained 35 percent of their total strokes from putting

With the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season in the books, we look at some results from a strokes gained perspective. Rory McIlroy led the PGA Tour in total strokes gained, beating the field by 2.8 strokes per round. Read more…

September 15, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the TOUR Championship: Billy Horschel wins the TOUR Championship with his approach play

Billy Horschel finished his season as the hottest player in golf. He tied for second at the Deutsche Bank Championship, then he won the BMW Championship, and this week he won the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup. Read more…

September 8, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the BMW Championship: Billy Horschel wins with his stellar putting

Billy Horschel won the BMW Championship on the strength of his hot putter. Talking about his victory, Horschel said, “I made a lot of putts this week and something I haven’t been doing all year. So it was huge to rely on the putter when it hasn’t shown up as much as I would have liked.” Horschel gained 0.2 strokes per round with his putting during the season, but a remarkable 3.0 strokes per round this week. Read more…

September 2, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the Deutsche Bank Championship: Kirk wins at TPC Boston with short game, putting brilliance

Chris Kirk won the Deutsche Bank Championship yesterday, overcoming an opening round of 73 with three rounds in the sixties. Kirk told his caddie after his poor first round, “This is no fun, I don’t feel like going to hit balls, I’ll see you tomorrow. Shows you how ridiculous this game is to come out and play three rounds, 66, 64, 66 to win, is beyond belief.” Read more…

August 26, 2014 :  Strokes gained at The Barclays: Hunter Mahan wins for the first time in two years on the strength of his short game

Hunter Mahan broke out of a packed leaderboard with five birdies in the final nine holes to win The Barclays and jump into the lead in the FedExCup Playoffs. Mahan’s 14 under par bettered the field by an average of 3.3 strokes per round for the tournament. Read more…

August 18, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the Wyndham Championship: Villegas wins for the first time in four years on the strength of his approach shots

Camilo Villegas shot a closing 63 to pass seven players and win for the first time since 2010. Villegas bettered the field by an average of 3.4 strokes per round for the tournament. Read more…

August 15, 2014 :  A birdie in the hand: Adam Scott has improved his putting with the AimPoint Express green-reading system

Adam Scott has climbed to the World No. 1 spot largely by improving his putting. Read more …

August 11, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the PGA Championship: McIlroy’s driving and iron play help him claim fourth major victory

Rory McIlroy captured his second major of the year and his third tournament in a row with his win at the PGA Championship. McIlroy led in strokes gained from the long game Read more…

August 6, 2014 :  How many points will it take to make the 2013-14 FedExCup Playoffs? Simulation gives an early look at players’ chances for making the playoffs

The FedExCup watch will begin in earnest after the results of the PGA Championship are in, but here’s an early look at players’ chances of making the playoffs. Read more…