Monday, 11 February 2019

2019 - Week 7 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth (European PGA Tour) and the Genesis Open (US PGA Tour), are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the last week of the California swing on the US PGA Tour this week and there's a quality field in Los Angeles. Fourteen of the top twenty in the world are teeing it up, which doesn't leave many of the top players for the Super 6 event in Perth! They have to make do with several from the lower reaches of the top one hundred for the combined stroke and match play event. 

2019 - Week 6 Winners

David Law (ranked 60th by Golf Predictor) won the inaugural ISPS Handa Vic Open on the European PGA Tour. The 27 year old Scot won his maiden tour title with a fantastic finish in Australia. Trailing Wade Ormsby by three shots with three shots to play, Law closed with birdie-par-eagle to win by a single shot after a costly double bogey-birdie finish by Ormsby. Our top ranked player, Justin Harding, finished 4th and in a new tour event with a poor field and where many of the bigger names did not perform, we had only seven of the top seventeen plus ties (7/21).

Phil Mickelson (ranked 8th by Golf Predictor) won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the US PGA Tour. The 48 year old American won his forty fourth tour event and fifth on the scenic Pacific layout. Trailing by three shots overnight, Mickelson overtook Paul Casey to win by three shots with a fine closing 65 (-7). Our top ranked player, Dustin Johnson, failed to shake off the effects of a long journey from Saudi Arabia, finishing in tied 45th. Overall, we only had five of the top eighteen plus ties (5/21) in the weather affected event.

Monday, 4 February 2019

2019 - Week 6 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the inaugural ISPS Handa Vic Open (European PGA Tour) and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The California swing continues this week on the US Tour, where, as usual, a strong field has assembled to play with the stars. Seven of the top twenty in the world rankings, including world number three and winner in the Middle East last week Dustin Johnson, are teeing it up in the annual pro-am at scenic Pebble Beach and two other nearby courses. Meanwhile, the European PGA Tour is back in Australia for a new event in Victoria.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

2019 - Week 5 Winners

Dustin Johnson (ranked 2nd by Golf Predictor) won the inaugural Saudi International on the European PGA Tour. The 34 year old American won his first regular tour title in a final day battle with Hao-Tong Li. Tied overnight after a marvellous eagle-eagle finish (in a round with four eagles in total!) by Li on Saturday, Johnson pulled clear on the back nine Sunday when Li recorded three bogeys. Despite a mini comeback by the Chinese golfer, Johnson easily kept him at bay to win by two shots in the end. Our top ranked player, Justin Rose, disappointingly missed the cut and we had only eight of the top nineteen (8/21) in an event where many struggled on the slow undulating greens.

Rickie Fowler (ranked 3rd by Golf Predictor) won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the US PGA Tour. The 30 year old American eventually won his fifth tour title in an error filled final day in Phoenix. On an uncharacteristically damp final day in the desert, Fowler outlasted the rest to win by two shots from Branden Grace. Despite a four shot overnight advantage and a five shot mid round lead, Fowler fell behind mainly due to a calamity on the eleventh hole, when he found water with his third shot. After placing his ball on the bank, it rolled back in for an extra penalty shot. However, the popular American bounced back admirably to come through for the win. Our top ranked player, John Rahm, finished in tied 10th and we had ten of the top fifteen plus ties (10/19) in total.

Monday, 28 January 2019

2019 - Week 5 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Saudi International (European PGA Tour) and the Waste Management Phoenix Open (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the last week of the Desert Swing (for now!) on the European PGA Tour and a strong field, including four of the top five in the world, has been somehow lured to Saudi Arabia for the inaugural event! Meanwhile, the US PGA Tour has made the short hop from California to Arizona, where the raucous fans can cheer on a quality field, with seven of the top twenty in the world rankings teeing it up!

Sunday, 27 January 2019

2019 - Week 4 Winners

Bryson DeChambeau (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European PGA Tour. The 25 year old American kept his impressive recent winning run going by winning his first European Tour tour title in Dubai. Leading by a shot overnight, DeChambeau came out of the blocks fast with three opening birdies and never let up in a fine closing round of 64 (-8). That allowed him to cruise to a seven shot victory over Matt Wallace. DeChambeau was our top ranked player and including the winner, we had a solid eleven of the top sixteen (11/19) in total.

Justin Rose (ranked 1st by Golf Predictor) won the Farmers Insurance Open on the US PGA Tour. The promising 38 year old Englishman won his tenth tour title with an impressive display at Torrey Pines. Rose entered Sunday with a three shot lead and despite a late surge by Adam Scott, was never seriously challenged, winning by two shots in the end. His exhibition of front running cemented his status as world number one. Rose was our top ranked player and we had twelve of the top twenty plus ties (12/24) in total.

Monday, 21 January 2019

2019 - Week 4 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (European PGA Tour) and the Farmers Insurance Open (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. The European Tour stays in the UAE this week, where the action moves to Dubai with American Bryson DeChambeau headlining the field. Meanwhile, there is a strong field in California, where twelve of the top twenty in the world are teeing it up at Torrey Pines. However, all eyes will be once again on Tiger Woods, who's making his 2019 debut on a course where he has had tremendous success in the past.

2019 - Week 3 Winners

Shane Lowry (ranked 26th by Golf Predictor) won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 31 year old Irish man won his fourth tour title during a topsy turvy last day in Abu Dhabi. Despite leading by three overnight, Lowry found himself four shots behind the charging Richard Sterne with seven holes to play. However, the South African tightened up and Lowry made some great clutch putts to stay in the hunt until the last, where a birdie sealed a one shot win. Our top ranked golfer, Dustin Johnson, finished strongly for tied sixteenth and we had nine of the top sixteen plus ties (9/21) in total.

Adam Long (ranked 138th by Golf Predictor) won the Desert Classic on the US PGA Tour. The 31 year old rookie and rank outsider won his first tour title in a final day duel with seasoned pros Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin. Long hung in there on the back nine Sunday with a few chip ins and arrived on the final tee tied with his two more illustrious competitors. Despite having the worse lie by some margin, he hit a great approach from a hanging lie to set up the winning birdie. Our top ranked golfer, word number one Justin Rose, finished in tied 34th in the first event with his new clubs. Overall, in a birdie fest where most of the bigger names failed to perform, we had only had eight of the top eighteen plus ties (8/27) in total.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

More Cosmetic Changes to Data Panels on Golf Predictor


Old look panels
New look panels




Further to this post, I have made some further cosmetic updates to most of the data panels on Golf Predictor. As you can see above, the text in the panels has been made bigger. The labels have also been bolded, the background lightened and a different font has been applied for increased legibility. These changes primarily affect wider screens - smaller devices in particular are not affected by these changes.

I trust you will agree that this is another small improvement. Just another way to make Golf Predictor a little better! 

Monday, 14 January 2019

2019 - Week 3 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (European PGA Tour) and the Desert Classic (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. It's the first event of the new year on the European Tour and once again, several big names have been lured to the Middle East. Big hitting Americans Brookes Koepka and Dustin Johnson are headlining the event and they have a strong cast of Europeans chomping at the bit to get going in 2019! Meanwhile, the US PGA Tour makes its 2019 debut on the mainland at La Quinta. All eyes at the annual birdie fest will probably be on world number one Justin Rose and defending champion Jon Rahm.