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New Golf World article on advances in golf stats

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Ten years after ShotLink transformed the stats game, the data revolution is ready to take on new ground. (Are you ready for strokes gained/tee to green?)

http://www.golfdigest.com/golfworld/2014-01/gwar-shotlink-feature-david-barrett-0113?printable=true

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From that article:

Interesting seeing Garcia in the strokes gained putting list. It's early, will be interesting to see how he does as the year progresses.

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Interesting to see the different groupings. The players in the "longer" groups such as: Tee to green Driving Outside 100 yards Were far more successful last year (especially the outside 100 group) And they say it's all about the short game :)
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And they say it's all about the short game :)

They're wrong. Good reading here:

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Ya, I was joking when I said that. I will have a look at that link in detail later but I've seen similar studies and I buy into them. Thanks for the link. Edit: that's the exact article I read previously, the 2008 date threw me, I read it 6 months ago and thought it was a more recent study.
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Crazy to see just how much better Tiger is in his approach shots.  He's almost 50% better than the next best.  And more than 50% better than 5th ranked player.

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