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Ed Cushing

Ed Cushing

Cushing covers the PGA Tour for RotoWire, bringing a sabermetric approach to golf stats. Retired and living in the mountains of North Carolina, Cushing is in the running for the Most Interesting Man in Fantasy Sports. He's golfed the Doral Blue Monster, Harbour Town GC, Hilton Head and Augusta National, among many other tough courses. A classically trained pianist, Cushing still plays professionally. He roots for the University of Virginia because the Cavaliers may lose the game, but they ALWAYS win the party. He also made a fortune off the '72 Dolphins.

Fantasy sports articles written by Ed Cushing

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the U.S. Open

Padraig Harrington looks to continue his momentum from the St. Jude to this week's U.S. Open.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the St. Jude Classic

Dustin Johnson captured the St. Jude last season, and he's back this season looking for a repeat.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Memorial Tournament

There's no denying that Tiger Woods has had his way with the Muirfield Village Country Club course.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Crowne Plaza Invitational

Colonial hasn't change much since the days when Ben Hogan commanded the course in Forth Worth, Texas.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Byron Nelson Championship

Tiger Woods hit more than 75 percent of greens in regulation to win his four tournament of the season at the Players Championship.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering The Players Championship

Zach Johnson came close last year at The Players, and with nearly $2 million going to the winner this year, he hopes to get over that final hurdle..

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Wells Fargo Championship

Rory McIlroy made the cut on the number in 2010 and then went on to win the Wells Fargo Championship. What will it take for him to do it again?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Zurich Classic

Ernie Els lost in a playoff last year at the Zurich Classic to first-time winner Jason Dufner. If Els is to win this time around he'll need strong iron play to avoid this course's many bunkers.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the RBC Heritage

Fresh off a Top-10 finish at the Masters, Brandt Snedeker headlines the field at this week's RBC Heritage at legendary Harbour Town.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Masters

The East Georgia Putting Match belongs to those who can avoid bogeys, which Tiger Woods hopes won't be a problem this year. Before you make your picks, consult the data.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Texas Open

John Huh, who finished two shots off the winning pace last year, knows the fearful need not apply at LaCantera, one of the toughest courses on Tour.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Houston Open

With The Masters on the horizon, Phil Mickelson eyes a course this week on which he's had plenty of success.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods' dominance at the Arnold Palmer is enough to make one gasp.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Tampa Bay Championship

The annual event at Copperhead has a new name, but Luke Donald hopes it does not have a new winner this year.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the WGC-Cadillac Championship

Legendary Doral is the site of this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship, which Tiger Woods has won three times.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering The Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy hopes to repeat at The Honda Classic as the PGATour starts the Florida swing.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Match Play Championship

Luke Donald found out the hard way last year that the unthinkable can happen in match play.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Northern Trust Open

The PGA Tour heads to historic Riviera with its tight fareways and Kikuyu grass.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the AT&T National Pro-Am

Phil Mickelson is coming off his first victory of the season in Phoenix and now heads to Pebble Beach where he's the defending champ.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Phoenix Open

The PGA Tour heads to TPC Scottsdale, home to the most raucous crowds on the circuit.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Farmers Insurance Open

Experience is a big factor this week as it's been more than 20 years since a first-time winner broke through at Torrey Pines.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Humana Challenge

A number of changes are in store for this year's event, but proximity to the hole will continue to be vital.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Sony Open

The PGA Tour stays in Hawaii for this week's Sony Open with golfers and fantasy owners hoping the aloha wind has died down.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Tournament of Champions

Golfers better putt well if they hope to take home the top prize at the Tournament of Champions.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Fall Series Stats

Ryan Moore captured the first event of the Fall Series, shooting a 24-under 260.

PGA Tour Stats Review: 2012 Final Stats

Brandt Snedeker used a hot putter to capture the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup, capping an exciting year on the PGA Tour.

PGA Tour Stats Review: It All Comes Down to This

Rory McIlroy is the runaway Player of the Year, but what will it take for him to capture the FedEx Cup at the TOUR Championship?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the BMW Championship

Crooked Stick last saw John Daly erupt on the PGA scene. What can we expect this time around in the third FedEx Cup playoff event?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Deutsche Bank

Bubba Watson had the 54-hole lead last season at the Deutsche Bank but couldn't close the door in a surprising Sunday. Expect more surprises this year.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering The Barclays

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Wyndham

Ryan Moore is one of a number of golfers whose first PGA Tour victory came at the Wyndham Championship.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the PGA Championship

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the WGC-Bridgestone

Tiger Woods has dominated the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, but his last victory came in 2007. Is it his time again?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Canadian Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the British Open

Zach Johnson's win at the John Deere is a nice catapult into this week's Open Championship.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the John Deere

John Huh is one of a number of young players who could be a factor on the PGA Tour very soon.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering The Greenbrier Classic

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering AT&T National

The last time the AT&T was played at Congressional, Tiger Woods was the big winner.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Travelers

Bubba Watson won the Travelers a couple years ago and is back again this year looking for a repeat.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the U.S. Open

Blame it on Rory McIlroy and his record-setting U.S. Open if this year's event at Olympic is particularly difficult for the field.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the St. Jude Classic

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Memorial

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Crowne Plaza

David Toms ovecame disappointment to capture last year's Crowne Plaza.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Byron Nelson

2008 winner Adam Scott headlines an impressive field for this week's Byron Nelson where a hot putter can make all the difference.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Players

David Toms, who lost in a playoff last year, should be back in contention this year as long hitters do well at the Players.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Wells Fargo

Bill Haas had the low score of the opening round at last year's Wells Fargo, but he couldn't bring home the trophy. What will it take this year?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Zurich Classic

Bubba Watson holed three eagles last season to capture the Zurich Classic for his second win of the season.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Texas Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Heritage

From a double Eagles to Bubba Watson's water works, the 2012 Masters will be hard to top.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering The Masters

Luke Donald bested the field in total putts per round, but it wasn't enough to capture last year's Masters title. Will it be this year?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Houston Open

Tiger Woods' course management paid off as he finally got back into the winner's circle last weekend.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Arnold Palmer

Tiger Woods is a six-time winner at Bay Hill. What will it take for him to win his seventh Arnold Palmer this week?

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Transitions

Justin Rose sank a tournament-leading 23 birdies to capture the WGC-Cadillac. Taking advantage of the birdie looks will again be key this week at the Transitions.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the WGC-Cadillac

Tiger Woods tamed the Blue Monster in years past. To do it this week, he'll have to take advantage of the par-5s.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Honda Classic

Rory Sabbatini shot a course-record 64 in round two last year on his way to the Honda Classic title.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Mayakoba Classic

Last week, Bill Haas road a steady putter to capture the Northern Trust Open. This week, the Tour heads to Mexico.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Northern Trust Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering Pebble Beach

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Phoenix Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Farmers Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Humana Challenge

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Sony Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the TOC

PGA Tour Stats Review: How to Play the Hot Hand

PGA Tour Stats Review: Applying Stats to Rosters

PGA Tour Stats Review: Tour Card Winner Stats

PGA Tour Stats Review: 2011 Final Stats

Bill Haas won the FedEx Cup because, as the stats show, he outputted the competition when it counted.

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Tour Championship

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the BMW

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Deutsche Bank

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering The Barclays

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Wyndham Championship

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the PGA Championship

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the WGC Bridgestone

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Greenbrier Classic

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Canadian Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the British Open

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the John Deere

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering AT&T National

PGA Tour Stats Review: Entering the Travelers

PGA Tour Stats Review: U.S. Open Data

PGA Tour Stats Review: Through The Memorial

PGA Tour Stats Review: Through the Byron Nelson

PGA Tour Stats Review: Tournament Update

PGA Tour Stats: What it Takes to Win

PGA Tour Stats: What it Takes to Win

PGA Tour Stats: What it Takes to Win

PGA Tour Stats: What It Takes to Win

2011 European Tour Rankings: Kaymer Tops Order of Merit