29 Aug '16, 7pm

Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love Using 'Stats Guys' More Than Ever

Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love Using 'Stats Guys' More Than Ever

NEW YORK CITY — This year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team has a secret weapon working behind the scenes to bring the Cup back to America. Davis Love III has brought in the number-crunchers. Love’s 2016 Ryder Cup captaincy will be different in many ways from his 2012 venture, thanks to a team of statisticians, which he mentioned repeatedly during a press conference here Monday morning. Those analysts (or "quants" for the data-inclined) are Scouts Consulting Group, a strategy firm in Arlington, Va., whose website states, "When your thinking stays fresh and you can see the world from different angles, great things happen." For his second act as Ryder Cup captain, Love is going all-in on a numbers-based process to aid his decision-making. "Now that we know who the top eight are, they can tell me, statistically, who is playing the best," Love said. Scouts Consulting has presented Love wi...

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