July 14, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the John Deere Classic: Harman’s first PGA TOUR win comes on strength of approach shots in spite of poor putting

Lefty Brian Harman won his first PGA TOUR event at the John Deere Classic yesterday. In his win, Harman gained 4.0 strokes per round on the field, with a gain of 2.8 strokes per round from his approach shots. Read more…

July 7, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the Greenbrier Classic: Angela Cabrera ranked second in SG-Driving, third in SG-Approach and sixth in SG-Putting

Angela Cabrera captured the Greenbrier Class yesterday–his third victory on TOUR and his first non-major win. In his win, Cabrera gained 4.0 strokes per round on the field, Read more…

July 2, 2014 :  A strokes gained look at PGA TOUR winners and FedEx Cup leaders: Winners gain more inside 100 yards, FedEx Cup leaders gain more outside 100 yards

What does it take to win on the PGA TOUR? We know that winners shoot the lowest score, but a strokes gained analysis can show where winners gain the most strokes on the field. Read more…

June 30, 2014 :  Strokes gained at the Quicken Loans National: Justin Rose gained 7.2 strokes on the field on approach shots

Justin Rose won the Quicken Loans National on the strength of his tournament-leading approach shots. Rose gained 10.6 strokes on the field in his victory, with a gain of 7.2 strokes coming from his approach shots, 1.9 strokes from his driving, 0.9 strokes from his putting, and 0.7 strokes from his short game. Read more…

June 27, 2014 :  Strokes gained leaders for the 2013-14 season: Sergio Garcia’s approach shots give him the edge through the Travelers Championship

Sergio Garcia leads in total strokes gained at PGA TOUR events thus far this season. Though he hasn’t won, he has six top ten finishes in ten events, with a second at the Travelers and third place finishes at the PLAYERS and the Shell Houston Open. Read more…

June 23, 2014 :  What can you learn from a 20-year-old? Plenty. Jordan Spieth’s well-rounded game has made him a PGA Tour star

Jordan Spieth has dazzled us with his play — nine top-10s in 2013, a win at the John Deere Classic, and one arm in the green jacket — and charmed us with his demeanor. Read more …

June 23, 2014 :  Streelman’s seven straight birdies steals Travelers’ title: Streelman ranked second in SG-Driving and third in SG-Putting

Kevin Streelman birdied the last seven holes to capture the Traveler’s Championship yesterday. After making a putt for par on No. 10, Streelman looked at his caddie and said, “Let’s go shoot 29 on the back.” Turns out, Streelman did one better, carding an inward 7-under 28. Read more…

June 11, 2014 :  Sean Foley: The Secret To Lower Scores. Tiger’s stats prove one area of the game trumps all.

After poring over data from Columbia Business School professor and golf analyst Mark Broadie, I’m convinced the real secret to scoring is consistent iron play. Read more …

June 10, 2014 :  Book excerpt: “Every Shot Counts”

One year ago Justin Rose won his first major, the U.S. Open, at Merion Country Club in Ardmore Pennsylvania. We know he won by shooting the lowest score, but that doesn’t tell us how he won. Read more …

June 9, 2014 :  Putting is the key to Ben Crane’s victory at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

Ben Crane captured his fifth PGA TOUR title at the FedEx St. Jude Classic yesterday. His first win since 2011 vaulted him into 41st position in the FedEx cup standings and guarantees his return to the playoffs in late August. Read more…