As of this moment, Rodgers is the Stanford career low stroke average holder with a 70.68 achieved over 68 rounds.
Rodgers takes his preparation to an entirely different level with the use of statistics, something he has been doing in tournament play since before high school. By analyzing his every stroke from a situational standpoint, it gives Rodgers a way to track his progress in a very unique way.
“I keep my statistics over the course of the year and try to pinpoint areas where I’m losing shots and where I’m doing well, so it builds my confidence,” Rodgers said. “I try to keep growing as a player and I think that comes from constant re-evaluation. I feel like I do not have a true weakness in my game.”
Ray agrees with Rodgers’ assessment and sees that as the key to the sophomore’s success. The pair has been on the same page since hooking up last year according to Rodgers and that has helped his game tremendously, along with gained the respect of Ray.
“I think he does a really good job of learning from the golf he’s played,” Ray said. “I think a lot of players over time that I’ve coached and players that I’ve been around as a professional and that type of thing, it’s easy to play a round of golf and not get much from it.
“I think when Patrick competes he looks at that round as trying to win that round himself but also as an opportunity to improve and he digests every round he plays to the 11th degree.”