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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
New GolfWRX Column: 23 Golfers That Can Win the Masters
the world’s most popular golf tournament plays this week, I wanted to give a
rundown of the Masters from a statistical perspective.
First, I want to
discuss what I call the “Critical Holes” in a golf tournament. These are holes
that based on tournament history are where the top finishers have gained the
most strokes versus the field. For Augusta, they are Nos. 7, 12, 15, 17 and 18.
So as you are tracking the tournament, I would key in on these particular holes
as they have the largest influence on a golfer’s success at Augusta.
neat thing about the Masters is it is a limited field, and we can immediately
eliminate about one fifth of the field as not having a realistic chance of
winning the tournament. I would put these as most of the past champions and the