“To date, PGA Tour pros have been far better able than amateurs to take advantage of the new wave of analytic golf data. It makes sense: Being pros, they and their swing coaches are looking for the smallest deviations from perfection. Many tour pros these days travel with personal $25,000 TrackMan radars and work with other high-tech gear back home.
But most amateurs wouldn’t know what to do with a TrackMan if they owned one. Unlike tour pros, amateurs’ swings are usually a mess. There are analytic tools available for the average…”
“This year for the first time, the Masters used enterprise-grade AI to capture every shot by all 89 players in the field to produce a three-minute highlight video for Masters.com almost instantly at the end of each round.
Even more fascinating, the IBM Cloud stored and integrated data for each shot measuring the Crowd Roar and Player Gestures—hand, arm and facial movements—to create an overall excitement score.
At least four of his shots in the last round scored a perfect 1.0 in crowd reaction
The highest non-Tiger excitement score of the week belonged to Bryson DeChambeau’s hole-in-one at the 16th during Sunday’s final round. The Crowd Roar was .94 on a 1.0 scale, and Bryson’s body and facial reactions scored a perfect 1.0.”