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The Perfect Number Podcast

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...


May 28, 2019

Will and Matt Courchene are back! The success of their site, Data Golf, has seen them add more data models and improve their player rankings, trends and tools. They join the podcast to talk growth of the industry, the Brooks Koepka enigma, Jordan Spieth's resurgence(?), who's hot, who's not, course history and...


May 13, 2019

How close is the top golfer in the world from No. 100? What about 100 vs. 1000? What skills in golf separate the best from the rest? What keeps a guy on Tour, or stuck without a card? Steve Scott is a PGA Professional who was the top-ranked amateur in the world and the runner-up to Tiger Woods in the legendary...