Re: Tiger Woods handicap
Originally Posted by Zeph
That's on the PGA TOUR under tournament pressure, and, like the author said, "PGA Tour courses don't have established ratings. Pros often play from tees used only in PGA Tour events, the rough is grown extra long and thick, and greens are sped and firmed up. Each of those changes has a dramatic effect on the course rating and slope, making it difficult to ascertain the true nature of a pro's handicap index. Still, we've used available numbers - they may be educated guesses - where no slope or course ratings were available." Plus that doesn't include practice rounds (when he's not playing 3 golf balls) and rounds at home, where I would imagine his differentials are much better and, thus, more likely to be used to calculate his handicap.
In the light of recent posts, I would like to amend my guess to in the low teens.