Rory vs. Tiger: Here’s where McIlroy gains (and loses) strokes to his biggest rival

Mark Broadie is a professor at Columbia Business School. His "strokes gained" formula measures players' performances relative to their competitors'. His book, Every Shot Counts, will be published by Gotham Books in 2013.

Rory McIlroy outplayed Tiger Woods in 2012 -- but just barely. Here's how No. 1 and No. 2 stack up, tee-to-green.

Strokes Gained Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods
 
*Tee shots on par 4s and par 5s; **All shots outside 100 yards; ***All shots inside 100 yards, excluding putts.

 

Driving Stats, PGA Tour 2012
 
 

This article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of Golf Magazine, on newstands now. Click here to subscribe to Golf Magazine and to learn about Golf Magazine All Access.

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