Sean Martin

Sean Martin



'We are beggars. This is true.' - Martin Luther. Husband of @abbyintheflat. Father of John and Matthew. Cal Poly alum. Senior Editor,

Jacksonville, Fla.
Joined on April 03, 2009

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The 2008 U.S. Open was Tiger’s 17th win in his last 28 starts (61%).

Since Strokes Gained stats began in 2004, only two players have ranked in the top three of Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee, Approach and Around-the-Green in a week they won: Bryson, 2020 U.S. Open Vijay, 2008 WGC-Bridgestone So, maybe it’s not all about the distance?

The last 5 U.S. Open winners and where they ranked in driving distance in the season they won: Bryson, 1st Woodland, 13th Brooks, 8th Brooks, 7th DJ, 2nd These were at places like Oakmont, Shinnecock, Pebble Beach and Winged Foot. "Classic" U.S. Opens.

Xander's five top-5s at majors since 2017 are second only to Brooks (7) in that span.

Most top-10s in majors since 2017: Brooks Koepka, 8 Xander Schauffele, 7 Rory McIlroy, 7 Tony Finau, 7 Dustin Johnson, 6

The living room where Bryson DeChambeau continued his transformation while the world was in quarantine:

Quoted @MyTPI

One reason why many golfers don’t improve speed is because they don’t actually dedicate time to trying to swing their fastest. Watch @b_dechambeau’s speed work in @chriscomogolf’s “living room lab.” Note the MAX intent.

Force plates under his feet to track ground reaction forces and a multi-camera system (plus reflectors on the club) to measure club speed/movement to optimize his swing and power. Fun fact: We use the same cameras at Driveline for our mocap lab! @optitrack

The last player to win a U.S. Open with multiple eagles? Tiger Woods in 2008. Bryson has eagled the 9th hole twice this week.

Wolff (330.0 yards) and Bryson (322.1) are both on pace to have the longest driving-distance average by a U.S. Open winner. Brooks averaged 322.0 yards in 2017.

Been saying this all along. The courses just haven't been hard enough for Hideki.

Hideki is fifth in driving accuracy and seventh in greens in regulation this week.

Most top-10s in majors since 2017: Brooks Koepka, 8 Xander Schauffele, 6 Rory McIlroy, 6 Tony Finau, 6 Koepka is the only one to win a major in that span. Xander starts today T4. Rory is 7th.

Kinda rooting for Louis Oosthuizen to win the career Grand Slam by picking off one major every 10 years. Could you imagine the fervor around the 2040 Masters as a ... (checks notes) ... 57-year-old Louis battles Charlie Woods and Poppy McIlroy through Amen Corner.

Tiger’s second shot on Pebble’s sixth hole in the 2000 U.S. Open — the one that caused Roger Maltbie to declare, “It’s not a fair fight.” — is a seminal moment in the game’s evolution.

It’s as if players with high clubhead speeds are better suited for high rough.

I went back earlier this year to revisit the place that made me fall in love with the game. It's affordable and accessible, and that's why Westlake works.

The instructors for Wolff and Bryson -- Chris Como and George Gankas -- both cut their teaching teeth at Westlake Golf Course. It's a 5,000-yard layout with artificial turf mats. I may have picked range balls there when I was in high school. Tomorrow is going to be awesome.

When the fairways are this hard to hit, hitting fairways hardly matters.

Matthew Wolff is playing his first U.S. Open. The last player to win in his U.S. Open debut? Francis Ouimet. Sunday is the 107th anniversary of Ouimet’s victory.

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