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Snead, Woods? Give it Up

Snead Woods

No Way Statistics Can Cover the Variables The world of statistics is vast, as we do our best to freeze into place precisely what an athlete has done against the competition of his or her own era. Statistics can even chart one’s excellence in competition with the self, and how one’s game has enhanced itself …

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Mickelson and Langer – Piling up Statistics

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson and Bernhard Langer Still Winning, Setting Marks I’ve been eating an awful lot of crow lately over Phil Mickelson. Honestly, I thought he was done. Most of us know that Monday, after horrible weather pushed the completion of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am into an extra day, Mickelson walked away with his fifth title …

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Gender Wars in Golf

Comparing the Games There are always one or two among us that love statistics. In any conversation, it seems, these people use such analysis to prove a point beyond any shades of grey, and create a black or white answer. One or two statisticians have emerged this week with articles on the public perception of …

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