With its gaudy $10 million payday, the FedExCup is the jewel of the four-week playoff series. But forgive me if I hold to the belief that competitions in golf are determined by strokes played, not points earned. If you need a computer to tell you who wins a golf competition, you’re on a PlayStation, not a golf course.
As the FexExCup Playoffs move to their finale at East Lake, the story at the top could not have played out any better for the PGA Tour. The first two stops featured wins by two of their most recognizable players, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, and third was a feel-good win that added a touch of humanity to the money chase. Add in that the new face of the Tour, Jordan Spieth, sits atop the standings with a better-than-even chance of taking the top prize for the second time in three years.
Ninety years ago, two 15-year-olds were matched up against each other in a competition to determine the best caddie at Glen Gardens Country Club in Texas. Young Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan went 19 holes before Nelson prevailed, and one of golf’s great rivalries had begun. Factor in one more 15-year-old from West Virginia, Sam Snead, and you had golf’s Triumvirate, who would rule the game for at least two decades.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".