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Tiger Woods' launch angle stats, compared to other pros who swing at the same speed

August 08, 2014

In case you missed it, Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo had a wonderfully wonky -- but slightly intense -- debate on Golf Channel Thursday night. The two analysts spent almost 10 minutes squabbling about the amount of shaft lean in Tiger Woods' golf swing.

Like I said: wonderfully wonky.

Driving distance probably isn't a fantastic indicator in this situation because Tiger tends to hit more 3-woods than most pros, but it's interesting to note that there are players with similar swing speeds who hit it longer and shorter than him on both ends of the spectrum. Either way, it doesn't seem the case that his launch angle is excessively high given his swing speed.