Kisner Cruises & McDowell Makes His Move

Kisner Cruises & McDowell Makes His Move

In case you didn’t know… Kevin Kisner is crazy good at match play. After placing 2nd in the Dell Match Play last year, Kisner comes back in this year’s version and wins it all. That makes Kisner 13-1 in the Dell Match Play the last two years! Let’s hope he is on the President’s Cup team, seems like a no brainer.  In the PGA Tour event in Corales Puntacana, Graeme McDowell makes it to the winner’s circle again, in an amazing feel-good story of 2019. Graeme now has qualified for the British Open on his home course, Royal Portrush, the PGA Championship, and a 2-year exemption. That is a big deal. Congratulations are in order for both the champions, let’s take a look at their numbers and compare them to our performance benchmarks. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode of this golf podcast at https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Kisner-Cruises–McDowell-Makes-His-Move-e3k85k

Rory McIlroy – The Players Champion

Rory McIlroy – The Players Champion

Jim Furyk made it interesting and more than exciting. Charging up the leaderboard with a final round 5 under 67 to get take the lead in the clubhouse. But Rory McIlroy did not falter to the end this week, after a bogey on 14, Rory impressively birdies 15 and 16 to take the lead by one, then with precision plays 17 and 18 with confidence and poise to take The Players Championship. As the crowning jewel of an amazingly consistent run, finishing in the top 10 of his 6 last starts, including a 2nd at the WGC-Mexico Championship. To say Rory is in good form is a bit silly, he is playing as good as he has played in years. Let’s dive into the data that got the win. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Rory-McIlroy—The-Players-Champion-e3gjgr

Justin Thomas Carrying a Big Stick (E88)

Justin Thomas Carrying a Big Stick (E88)

On this “Whatever Wednesday” episode, we discuss how Justin Thomas has been expressing his opinion and doing it in a way that demands attention. Even at only 25, Justin seems to understand his role and the ability he has to use his platform to encourage positive change to the game. We also discuss the true meaning of a Fred Shoemaker saying we shared early, namely: “Only when you have felt it, can you fix it.” The definition of “feel” in this statement goes much deeper than what many assumed. Finally, we discuss how to use Tour Averages to keep our expectations for our golf game where they should be so that we can get maximum enjoyment out of the game. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Justin-Thomas-Carrying-a-Big-Stick-E88-e3f1gf

Molinari’s Masterfully Managed Victory at the API (E87)

Molinari’s Masterfully Managed Victory at the API (E87)

Wow, Francesco Molinari burst into the winner’s circle on the PGA Tour in 2018 with wins at the British Open and the Quicken Loans National, he then followed that with dominating play at the Ryder Cup, where he and Tommy Fleetwood teamed up to dismantle their American counterparts with relative ease. And now with a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, it is safe to say Francesco has found something. We dive into the data that got Francesco this win, we discuss the steps he took to improve his game to a new level of performance, and we get ready for another great week of golf, as the Players tees off on Thursday. What a great time to be a golf fan! Let’s tee it up!

**GOLF IS THE GREATEST SPORT ON EARTH (and its not even close)**

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Molinaris-Masterfully-Managed-Victory-at-the-API-E87-e3ei0q

Arnold Palmer: A King of Life

Arnold Palmer: A King of Life

Arnold Palmer burst onto the golf scene via a black and white television screen, and golf was instantly cool. He won majors and tournaments, he created an army of fans and more importantly achieved a level of greatness that now lives on after his passing. We take a look at Arnie’s accomplishments in this podcast, reviewing some of the incredible data of his life from an article written by Cameron Morfit. He grabbed our attention, earned our support and eventually our respect and love. There will never be another Arnold Palmer, and we would be unwise to forget him. Let’s tee it up!

Listen to the full episode here:
https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Arnold-Palmer-A-King-of-Life-e3dl2v

Dustin Johnson Wins Again On Foreign Soil – Data Monday

Dustin Johnson Wins Again On Foreign Soil – Data Monday

Dustin seems to like playing out of the country. This is his second worldwide win this season, and he won both outside the borders of the good ole US of A. This win was a breeze for Dustin, who is showing some form similar to what we say out of him in the early portion of the 2017 season, when it really felt as if no one could beat him. You could hear in Rory McIlroy’s voice in his Saturday afternoon interviews that he felt catching DJ was going to be difficult, and he was correct.

 At the Puerto Rico Open Web.com graduate Martin Trainer won for his first PGA Tour win, and pick up $540K for his efforts and a 2-year exemption on tour, which has to feel great! Let’s look into the number of the Dustin Johnson win, and compare it to out benchmarks to see how they hold up.  Let’s tee it up!

NEW BENCHMARKS:

Driving Accuracy: 55%
GIR: 65%
Sand Saves: 45%
Scrambling: 55%
Putting:
Over 25′: 4%
15-20′: 14%
10-15′: 25%
3-5′: 80%
Putts Per Round: less than 30

Listen to the full episode here:

https://anchor.fm/dataaxisgolf/episodes/Dustin-Johnson-Wins-Again-On-Foreign-Soil—Data-Monday-e3acb4