Winged Foot turned the BEST players in the world into 5 handicaps

First, I have to boast that my prediction on the # of 3-putts per round exceeding ONE for the field was CORRECT! I don’t often get to say that. It was by a hair, but 1.05 3-putts /round was the number.

Notice on the graph above that the ShotByShot.com database has the 3 to 5 handicap group at 1.26 3-Putts per round. This would put the Winged Foot field at about a 3 handicap in putting. This intrigued me and I decided to check some other stats to see how the Winged Foot field matched up. Bottom line, in the four key stats below, I submit that the field that would normally average +4 or +5, was “dumbed down” NINE or TEN shots to a 5 handicap.

As a focus group of ONE, I have had the treat of playing Winged Foot many times and found that it puts a similar strain on my single digit handicap.

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