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  1. Putting for Dough: Analyzing the $10 Million FedEx Cup Finale

    Shane Ryan

    If you're a golf tournament, and your name isn't the MastersBritishOpenU.S.OpenPGAChampionshipRyderCup ... well, you have a prestige problem. And by prestige problem, I mean that the average sports fan probably doesn't care about you. This is the ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  2. Conversations With an Idiot: Is Tiger Woods 'Back'?

    Shane Ryan

    You may have heard that Tiger Woods shot a 61 on Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, setting a course record and tying his best professional round ever. He went on to win the tournament by seven strokes over Henrik Stenson and Keegan Bra...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  3. Say Good-bye to Your Driver, Phil. Forever.

    Jim Newell

    It never seemed to make sense, why Phil Mickelson would travel to the United Kingdom each summer to lose two tournaments on courses he didn't especially like and admittedly didn't know how to play. Perhaps it was to see the sights of the realm? He's ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  4. About Last Weekend: Kings' Reign in Jeopardy

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy WATCHING GAME OF THRONES OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The Chicago Blackhawks took a 2-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Kings with a 4-2 win at United Center. The loss was as bad for the...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  5. Romain Bechu Is Coming for Tiger Woods's Golf-Trick Crown

    Shane Ryan

    The first golf tournament I ever saw in person was The Players Championship. This was sometime in the late '90s, I think. I was probably 12. Sorry, my records from that time are woefully incomplete. The point is, we went on a Saturday, and I have two...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  6. Sergio Garcia Has Another Dramatic Moment With a Tree

    Shane Ryan

    Remember this? That was in 1999, and even though Sergio Garcia finished second to Tiger Woods in that tournament, it seemed to hearken the start of an exciting career. At the time, we thought the "fearless exuberance of youth" would translate ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  7. About Last Night: No Fight in These Irish

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out waiting for your turn to sing “Manic Monday” at your local karaoke bar, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Alabama hammered Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS championship to secure their third college footba...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  8. Tales From the Last Q-school

    Shane Ryan

    Edward Loar, a southpaw Texan, came to the 17th tee at the TPC Stadium Course in La Quinta, California, at -18 for the tournament. The hole, a nasty little par-3 called "Alcatraz" because it features an island green, demanded a short iron. Loar took ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  9. Rory: The Best PGA Championship Ever?

    Bill Barnwell

    Last June, Rory McIlroy's stunning U.S. Open victory led us to create a new methodology for measuring performance in golf, applying the Z-Score (or Standard Score) from math to fields of players in a golf tournament. This new methodology produces a m...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Tiger Woods

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods birdied three of the last four holes, including a spectacular chip-in on the 16th, to win the Memorial and tie Jack Nicklaus for second...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  11. About Last Weekend: A Prelude to Madness

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. "In the clink there's a link that a licked soul may click Humble thy chains, make not such a racket 'Tis not witchery or a thaumaturge trick Av...

    Blog | March 12, 2012