Thursday, July 3, 2008

If You're Golfing Torrey Pines This Weekend, Pack a Driver

The 4th of July brings the time honored Arizona tradition of invading San Diego for the Holiday weekend. If you happen to be playing a round of golf at Torrey Pines as part of it, here's a tip that Phil Mickelson should have taken in hindsight; bring your driver. From Lou Riccio of GolfDigest and Columbia Business School:

The Mickelson strategy, to jettison his driver and carry only a 3-wood (and five wedges), was based on the assumption that he'd improve his score by trading distance for accuracy off the tee. In the end Mickelson hit 25 fairways in 52 chances, placing him last among players who played all four rounds. Clearly, the decision did not turn out well, but that doesn't mean it wasn't rational. (more)
Have a good 4th everyone.

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