Not all information is equal

Is more information always good?

A proposed statistic to follow, perhaps. Slicing the onion even thinner. Comparing the performance of professional golfers based on how many shots they take to get from the tee to the green. This is in addition to comparing then based on how many putts they take.

“A New Statistic Goes For a Test Drive,” Wall Street Journal, March 22-23, 2014. http://on.wsj.com/1nRPTM8

Does this statistic add value? Knowing who used a six-iron and who used a seven-iron is information, that can be collected and tabulated. But so what?

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