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The Perfect Number Podcast

Jul 15, 2019

For at least one week, golf returns to its roots at the Open Championship. True links golf is hard to find, and succeeding at it seems like a career pursuit. As golf's purest test returns to Royal Portrush, who is the favorite? What skills translate the most to success on a links layout? How do we compare players coming...


Jul 8, 2019

Golf has dozens of professional tours in the United States. Making it to the PGA Tour is the dream. Getting there? Easier said than done. The grind is real, and guys are chasing opportunities in the oddest and, sometimes, most grueling ways. Ryan French runs the Twitter account Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) and is...


Jun 24, 2019

The Godfather of golf stats is back! Mark Broadie makes another appearance on the pod to talk about his recent article breaking down the quest of PGA Tour players to avoid bogeys versus making birdies. Is there a proper strategy of aggressiveness? Plus, adjusting stats for course difficulty, the Koepka enigma,...


Jun 18, 2019

In professional golf on the PGA Tour, the casual fan is likely not aware of the tournament structure. While there is central oversight and requirements, almost every week on Tour is its own individual event. Tournaments are individual non-profit entities, tasked with having both a golfing impact nationally and a...


Jun 10, 2019

Golf is a grass business. And the turfgrass industry has become data heavy in recent years. As the weather becomes more extreme and unpredictable, courses must adapt faster. As PGA Tour players have gotten better and better, tournament courses have had to find ways to push it to the limit. Thomas Bastis serves as the...