Sports Metric of the Week: Expect Low Scores at this Week’s Masters Tournament

The world’s best golfers are competing this week at the famed Augusta National Golf Club for the 2016 U.S. Masters Tournament. Despite the course’s attempt to keep birdies at a minimum, PGA Tour professionals continue to tear the course up with low scores.

Augusta lengthened the course back in 2002 and 2006 to provide the players with a greater test. This momentarily made winning scores nearly two shots worse in the 2000’s than in the previous 10 years. Since the turn of the decade though, the average winning score has jumped back up to 12.5 strokes under par, the lowest in history.

Unless wind or rain is in play this weekend, it would be safe to expect the winner of the championship must shoot at least 10-under or better.

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