The Golf Scientist

April 24, 2016
Bryson DeChambeau may be the most polarizing of all the game’s young stars and most people don’t know who he is. Yet. DeChambeau missed the cut at this weekend’s Valero Texas Open, which was his second start as a professional. In his maiden event playing for money...

He’ll Be Just Fine

April 17, 2016
During the past week there has been much hand wringing and teeth gnashing about Jordan Spieth’s Armageddon at Amen Corner http://www.birdgolf.com/will-ing-win/ . To those who put forward the idea that losing the way that he did will destroy the 22-year old psyche; go ...

A Will-Ing Win

April 11, 2016
On Wednesday’s par-3 contest at the 2016 Masters no fewer than 9 players made a hole-in-one in the only competition that nobody wants to win. That is because no player who has ever won the par-3 event has gone on to win the main event. Jimmy Walker set a scoring recor...

Back 9-Edition 13

April 4, 2016
Tiger Woods announced on his website on Friday night that he would not be playing in The Masters next week because he is still recovering from his back surgery. This really comes as no surprise, since Woods had his second back surgery 7 months ago and waiting until he i...

A New Day

March 27, 2016
Such is the uncertainty of head to head 18-hole matches that often times they produce unlikely winners. Although the field is made up of the top 64 players in the world based on the Rolex World rankings, it is rare that the highest seeded players make their way to the f...

All the King’s Men

March 20, 2016
Arnold Palmer will not be one of the three (with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player) legends hitting the ceremonial opening tee shots at this year’s Masters. Mr. Palmer cites a sore shoulder as the reason he is retiring from the honor and says that he is no longer able...

Number One

March 7, 2016
The marquee pairing for the first two rounds of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Doral was the new version of Golf’s “Big 3”. World #1 Jordan Spieth, #2 Jason Day, and #3 Rory McIlroy. So far the brilliant triumvirate of stars has been anythin...

Crucial Course Management Techniques for Every Golfer

February 23, 2016
According to Jack Nicklaus, “A big part of managing a golf course is managing your swing on the course. A lot of guys can go out and hit a golf ball, but they have no idea how to manage what they do with the ball. I’ve won as many golf tournaments hitting th...

Some of Golf’s Most Curious Superstitions

February 8, 2016
Let’s face it. Golf is a difficult sport. That’s one of the reasons why it is so rewarding. Indeed, it’s a sport of a lifetime. The continuing challenge is what keeps us all coming back. This difficulty is due in part to the number of things a golfer n...

Five Ways to Survive the Offseason

January 25, 2016
Some golfers are blessed to live in a location with a climate that permits year round play. However, most golfers live in a locale featuring a winter season that impacts how much golf, if any, can be played for a number of months. Golfers in such a wintery place who hav...
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