Ways to Win: Year of Hideki?

As America starts to tune in for Super Bowl 51, there was a battle still being fought in the Deserts of Arizona. 

The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open finished in stellar fashion as Webb Simpson and Hideki Matsuyama played four playoff rounds to crown the winner. Hideki sank a 10 footer on the short par-4 17th in front of record crowds.  He has now become 1 of 6 players to defend their title in the event joining golf greats, Ben Hogan, Jimmy Jimmy Demaret, Lloyd Mangrum, Arnold Palmer and Johnny Miller.

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Ways to Win: Eagles Soar for Rahm

There is more than one way to win a golf tournament, Ways to Win will break down how the winner did it each week. 

A bunched leaderboard on Sunday led to a thrilling finish by the young Jon Rahm. There are multiple ways to win on the PGA Tour, but this week Jon Rahm put on a ball striking clinic, particularly with the big stick. Playing a Torrey Pines with brutal rough, Rahm hit 11 of 14 fairways and averaged 305 yards off the tee on Sunday. Maximizing his opportunities, Rahm raced up the leaderboard with a back nine 30 that included two eagles. Continue reading “Ways to Win: Eagles Soar for Rahm”

From the Tour – JT’s Strokes Gained Clinic

One of the hardest things in golf is following up a great round with another great one. Apparently Justin Thomas didn’t get that memo on his way to becoming the 7th player to break 60 on the PGA Tour, setting (or matching) the 36, 54, and 72 hole scoring records this past weekend.

Justin Thomas not only became the youngest at 23 years old to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour, but did it sooner than anyone before him.

For the record … pic.twitter.com/bZhlUgc4F0

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 13, 2017

The average score on Thursday was 68.3. Almost 10 strokes higher than JT’s round. Pretty remarkable playing. So how did he do it? Continue reading “From the Tour – JT’s Strokes Gained Clinic”

New Years Resolution – Make More Birdies!


It’s a new year and with that comes new goals. We all want to lower our handicap and become better players. The best way to improve is to set realistic and measurable goals.

No matter which area of your golf game needs improvement, PocketPAR can measure and track progress towards your goals.

Driving Distance

Maybe you’re lifting weights or taking lessons to improve technique and add distance… PocketPAR tracks both average and max distance for drives of every round you play. Watch your distance increase through the year by viewing the driving distance trend.

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