A stat appeared on my television while I was watching the Ryder Cup on Sunday. The stat listed Paul Casey as being sixth on the European Tour in Greens in Regulation (GIR) at 75.1%. As the resident "numbers guy," I was taken aback. I knew that Tiger Woods was ranked first on the PGA Tour… but with a GIR rate of nowhere close to 75%.
So I thought it would be worthwhile in this installment of The Numbers Game to compare players stats on both sides of the pond - the European Tour and the PGA Tour - to see what it might reveal. I'm not looking to identify the better tour - just see what the numbers tell us. I was surpised what they had to say!