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Golf Quants Shave Strokes Using Math-Driven Data Analysis

Sal Syed got his MBA from Yale University because the school has the highest-rated golf course of any U.S. college. The game is still determining his path.

Syed, 33, is a co-founder of Arccos Golf LLC, the first real-time shot-tracker that gives everyday golfers the same pool of statistics available to professionals such as Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, who compete in the U.S. Open this week.