Strokes Gained is broken down into four categories, and depending on a certain course/tournament, we will look to target either one, two or three of these specific categories to determine our Post-Round 1/round to round matchup bets. But before we explain how to break these numbers down, let's look at a brief bullet point list of all the numbers we have available to analyze and sift through each week:
- Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Strokes Gained: Around-the-Green
- Strokes Gained: Putting
- Strokes Gained: Ball-Striking (which is Off-the-Tee + Approach)
- Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (which is Ball-Striking + Around-the-Green)
Next, I will explain how to use these numbers to choose our buys and our fades for each round, and at the bottom of this article I will include a list to all of the matchups bets I've made over the course of the last four tournaments, which now includes the TOUR Championship, BMW Championship, Northern Trust Open and Wyndham Championship. While this isn't biggest sample size in the world, it is in fact a sample of more than 100 bets that has gone 80-34-12.5 for a ridiculous +46.5 units (!). All it takes it some simple math here. We will consult two sites for the data, and we will set "threshold numbers" for each bet.