Spieth’s collapse not surprising
Come April 19 after The Masters’ meltdown Rich headlines his article, “The stats say Spieth’s collapse at The Masters was no fluke,” and provides in great detail and with informative graphics the very fine points of Spieth’s slipping stastics.
“Saw it coming,” some would say including those who said Spieth was surviving on his short game and in particular his putting.
Rich writes, “Spieth’s Driving Effectiveness has sustained a flat trend over time. However, his iron play from each of the zones is on a significant decline over time. And it appears to have started right around the 2015 John Deere Classic.”
Come quickly Cameron
Kyle Porter writes, “Spieth flew in his coach, Cameron McCormick, from Dallas into Augusta on Saturday night/Sunday morning from Dallas to join him for an impromptu practice session on the driving range before the final round of the 2016 Masters.”
Rich Hunt writes, “I would imagine the swing changes he (Jordan Spieth) has been working on were done to help out with his driving, which could be sporadic and have the rightward miss. It just appears that those swing changes have come at the expense of his iron play, however, and that is why I did not have Spieth in my 20 Players That Can Win the Masters list. And that will be what he needs to improve in order to get back to his old ball-striking form.”
Wrong and right on
It’s been said that, “There’s lies, damned lies and statistics,” however Rich Hunt’s statistical analysis is without doubt an invaluable aid to the golfer looking for clues on where to sharpen their game however even the best of statisticians can get blindsided and perhaps because there was a Brit involved; Rich is an American.
Quote: “If a player did not play well at Houston (The event preceding The Masters), the odds are that they will not play well at a similar style of course like Augusta National,” and Rich got it wrong. Lee Westwood was on the list of no good at Houston, no way The Masters and yet comes second.
On the right on side, sometimes you have to fine search the data for the accuracy and I have to say I almost missed it. However right there at the very bottom of Rich’s Top 20 was Danny Willett.
Link to “the 20 players who can actually win…” and to “the stats say… “ and Kyle Porter
Quote of the Day
“Jordan Spieth isn’t great at anything; he’s just not bad at anything.” – Rich Hunt