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Meet the European team's secret weapon #RyderCup

Meet the European team's secret weapon #RyderCup

CHASKA, Minn. -- The European team at Hazeltine National this week has six rookies, five assistant captains, a handful of motivational speakers, and, it would appear , an interior decorator. It also has a pocket-sized secret weapon. For the past 14 months, team captain Darren Clarke has been working with a data analytics company to assist him with key decisions. Through a custom app built specifically for him, Clarke has tracked his players’ strengths, weaknesses, whereabouts and much more. The information has been tabulating and updating in real time, right on Clarke’s phone. On Friday morning, the Europeans believe, the number crunching will begin to bear fruit. The analytics company is called 15th Club, and its mission is simple. “We’re focused on helping golfers win,” co-founder and CEO Blake Wooster said in an interview here Wednesday afternoon. “Everything we do is h...

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