Yeah, if it's a shot a day (which is big), Bryson is still two behind Johnny Miller (1.87).
No, I'm not "failing to account" for that.
I am. Bryson has to make up three (2.87) f***ing shots.
You're underestimating how huge that is.
And again, that's just in the U.S. Open, and only since 1960.
Ok, so how much better are today's players/fields? A shot or half a shot a day? That makes it a lot closer for BDC and is no longer 3 shots. You're failing to account for the fact that strokes gained is relative to competition. You have to account for the increased level of play since 73. You use this argument all the time in the Jack v. Tiger thread. Use that same reasoning here. Be fair.