Does defense really win championships? Should golfers really focus on their putting? A new book, by Dr. Jay Granat and Carlton Chin, studies these factors and more – verifying and disproving - various hypotheses with the actual results of major sports championships.
Dr. Granat, a psychotherapist, applies his experience working with athletes of all levels – ranging from Olympic athletes to student athletes – in order to identify “championship characteristics.” Chin, an MIT-trained “quant,” researches these traits using factor analysis. Together, they have identified key winning factors related to sport psychology – backed by a statistical analysis of historical results.