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@Nickfranco1212 If you haven't read Every Shot Counts, take a look. It's a really interesting book with some great stuff about the ways in which the various aspects of the game contribute to scoring.
@Nickfranco1212 Anyway, what I was trying to say Nick was that the strokes gained research, outlined by Mark Broadie, has proved that "getting it in the hole" - i.e. putting - is over-rated as being the key to scoring.
@Nickfranco1212 He hit it 310.2 yards in 2012 and 315 yards in 2017. I'd say a five yard increase in five years was quite a lot, actually, at the elite level.
@carlpeirson How far it goes wasn't the debate. It was DJ saying that it didn't matter how far you hit it. Strokes gained has shown the drive for show, putt for dough idea doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Clearly, if I can drive par 4s, I have a scoring advantage over a player who is laying up.
A very fine piece from @DanMurphyGolf. I do find the sense of entitlement that some golfers have in these competitions to be utterly baffling. 
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