Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Golf Predictor Features

Golf Predictor has a lot of functionality for the statistics loving golf fan, fantasy golfer, DFS golfer and golf gambler. This functionality has been evolving since the launch of the site in May 2008. The charts mentioned below are listed here. The list below outlines the current features of the Golf Predictor web site:

  1. First and foremost, you can see the entire field for each upcoming tournament ranked by GP Score. The GP Score is a measure of how likely a golfer is to win the tournament in question. There are 12 related charts available on this fully sortable 'Predictions Rankings' page.
  2. For each golfer in the field, there is a myriad of statistics and charts to peruse. The tournament 'Prediction Data' page for each golfer shows his predicted finishing position, GP Score, GP Rank (predicted finishing position), comparison of his GP Rank and actual finishing position in previous tournaments, performance likelihood (more here). world ranking, world ranking points, cut streak, winless streak, field rank, tournament streak, rest streak, rounds played, scoring average, consistency (standard deviation), DFS (DraftKings) Information, strokes gained data, best finish, worst finish and average finishing position. This data is shown for this season, in the tournament in the past 5 years, on the same course in the past 5 years, in the last 12 similar events (regular/major/WGC/FedEx Cup), in similar weather in the past 5 years, in the same time of year, in the same region and on similar length courses in the last 5 years where appropriate. You can also see the average finishing position and consistency in the golfer's last 5 events (an indicator of form).
  3. The tournament 'Prediction Data' page for each golfer also show many cuts in a row the golfer has made and details of the last tournament where he failed to make the cut.
  4. The tournament 'Prediction Data' page for each golfer also shows the number of events, victories, top tens, missed cuts and withdrawals for this season, in the golfer's last 5 events, in the tournament in the past 5 years, on the same course in the past 5 years, in the last 12 similar events and in his career since 2003. The relevant percentages are also displayed in each case.
  5. The tournament 'Prediction Data' page for each golfer also shows the round stroke average for the season for each round (first - final round) and the number of rounds played in each case. You can also see the first round average in the tournament in the past 5 years, on the same course in the past 5 years and in the last 12 similar events.
  6. The tournament 'Prediction Data' page for each golfer also shows his season results, his related historical results, his results in his last 12 similar events, his results in similar weather over the past 5 years, results in the same region and and his results on similar length courses in the last 5 years. These metrics are also displayed visually on a spider chart.
  7. The tournament 'Prediction Data' page for each golfer also contains links to 46 related charts which display performance data for the current season and in relevant historical events. Many charts also have links to view the equivalent data from other seasons.
  8. The tournament 'Prediction Data' page for each golfer also contains 8 box plots which display results distribution data for the current season and in relevant historical events. 
  9. The 'Predictions Rankings (Streaks)' page shows the prediction rankings for the field with streak information for each golfer. Data shown include cut, winless, tournament and rest streaks. There are seven streak related charts on this page.
  10. The 'Predictions Rankings (Odds)' page shows the prediction rankings for the field with the approximate fair odds for each golfer, as calculated by an algorithm based on the GP Score. 
  11. The 'Predictions Rankings (DFS)' page shows the prediction rankings for the field with additional DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) golf analysis for each golfer. Salary and average points per game information from DraftKings (the largest DFS golf site) is analysed to identify good value picks. There are seven DFS related charts on this page, including a zoomable field value chart.
  12. The 'Predictions Rankings (Strokes Gained)' page shows the prediction rankings for the field of US Tour events with strokes gained for each golfer. Data shown include total strokes gained, strokes gained tee to green and strokes gained putting. There are nine strokes gained related charts on this page.
  13. The 'Predictions Rankings (Custom)' page allows you to generate your own prediction rankings for the field by using sliders/text boxes to assign weights to different statistics e.g. course form and world ranking.  
  14. The 'Predictions Rankings (Filter)' page allows you to filter the prediction rankings for the field by using sliders/text boxes to assign values to up to over fifty metrics e.g. cut streak and top tens on the course in the past five years.  
  15. The 'DFS Lineup Builder' page also allows you to filter the prediction rankings for the field by using sliders/text boxes to assign values to up to over fifty metrics. You can also build a DraftKings lineup and export it to a DraftKings compatible CSV file.
  16. You can see how the season form of each golfer compares to his form in his last five events leading up to the selected tournament. This tells you if a player has been playing better or worse than his season average coming up to the event. There are 2 related charts available on this fully sortable 'Form Golfers' page.
  17. You can view the past performance (last 5 years) of the field on the same course that the selected tournament is being held on. There are 3 related charts on this fully sortable 'Course History' page.
  18. You can view the past performance (last 5 years) of the field in the same tournament. There are 3 related charts on this fully sortable 'Tournament History' page.
  19. You can view the past performance (last 5 events) of the field. There are 3 related charts on this fully sortable 'Last 5 Events' page.
  20. You can view the past performance of the field in the current season. There are 12 related charts on this fully sortable 'Season History' page.
  21. You can view the past performance of the field in the last 12 similar tournaments. There are 9 related charts on this fully sortable 'Similar Tournament History' page.
  22. You can view the past performance (last 5 years) of the field in the same region. There are 9 related charts on this fully sortable 'Same Region History' page.
  23. You can view the past performance of the field for the current tournaments(s) by their early/mid/late season (depending on when the current tournament is) performance. There are 12 related charts on this fully sortable 'Season Segment (Field)' page.
  24. You can rank all golfers with at least 45 tournaments played in the current season and the previous five seasons combined by their overall/early/mid/late season performance. There is also a plethora of stats for each season segment for each golfer. There are 21 related charts on the three pages with this functionality.
  25. You can rank the field in 29 metrics for any predicted tournament on the 'Field Rankings' page. Metrics include current season average, previous five events (current season) average, same course (previous five years) average, same tournament (previous five years) average, twelve similar events (reg./major/WGC/FedEx Cup) average, season scoring average, same region (previous five years) average, DraftKings salary, DraftKings ave points/game, total strokes gained, strokes gained tee to green, strokes gained putting, world ranking, season round 1 average, season round 2 average, season Round 3 Average, Season Final Round Average, same course round 1 average, same tournament round 1 average, last 12 similar events round 1 average, cut streak and winless streak.
  26. You can see the top ranked golfers in the main metrics and selected historical metrics on the same page on the 'Field Rankings (Summary)' page. You can also highlight up to three golfers to compare in the data tables.
  27. You can view the season performance of the field in the different rounds of a tournament. There are 4 related charts on this fully sortable 'Round Scores' page.
  28. You can view the season round average (stroke average) of the field, with a related chart on the 'Round Scores' page.
  29. You can examine first round performance this season, in the same tournament in previous years, on the same course in previous tournaments and in the last 12 similar events. There are 4 related charts on this fully sortable 'First Round Averages' page.
  30. You can see the average finishing position in similar events for each golfer in the currently selected tournament, based on his position after the first round in those similar 72 hole stroke play events on the 'Round 1 Performance Analysis' page.
  31. You can see the average finishing position in similar events for each golfer in the currently selected tournament, based on his position after the second round in those similar 72 hole stroke play events on the 'Round 2 Performance Analysis' page.
  32. You can see the average finishing position in similar events for each golfer in the currently selected tournament, based on his position after the third round in those similar 72 hole stroke play events on the 'Round 3 Performance Analysis' page.
  33. You can see all the round performance statistics and all the tournaments it is based on, on the 'Performance Analysis' page for each golfer in the selected tournament.
  34. You can view the past performance of golfers (who played at least 5 events) in GP seasons since 2003 on the US PGA Tour/European PGA Tour/both tours combined. There are 39 related charts on this fully sortable 'Season Stats' page.
  35. You can view the performances of the golfers (who played at least 5 events) in the different rounds of a tournament in GP seasons since 2003 on the US PGA Tour/European PGA Tour/both tours combined. There are 12 related charts on this fully sortable 'Season Stats (R)' page.
  36. You can view the season round average (stroke average) of the golfers (who played at least 5 events) in GP seasons since 2003 on the US PGA Tour/European PGA Tour/both tours combined. There are 3 related charts on the 'Season Stats (R)' page.
  37. You can view the season statistics and results for each golfer who played at least 5 events in any GP season since 2003 on the US PGA Tour/European PGA Tour/both tours combined. There are 12 related charts on the 'Golfer Season Stats' page.
  38. The 'Golfer Season Stats' page for each golfer also contains a box plot which displays results distribution data for the season. 
  39. You can directly compare a myriad of prediction statistics for up to 10 golfers on the 'Compare Predictions' page. This will help you decide which of the selected golfers is likely to perform best. There are 60 related comparison charts on this page.
  40. You can directly compare the prediction statistics for the members of each tee-off group on the 'Compare Predictions (TG)' page. This will help you decide which of the golfers in the group is likely to perform best. There are 58 related comparison charts on this page.
  41. You can directly compare the form (finishing position/round scores/cut performance/finishing score in their last 10 events, last 10 related historical events or last 10 similar events) for up to 10 golfers on the 'Compare Form' page. This will also help you decide which of the selected golfers is likely to perform best. There are 39 related comparison charts on this page.
  42. You can directly compare the form (finishing position/round scores/cut performance/finishing score in their last 10 events, last 10 related historical events or last 10 similar events) for the members of each tee-off group on the 'Compare Form (TG)' page. This will help you decide which of the golfers in the group is likely to perform best. There are 39 related comparison charts on this page. 
  43. You can directly compare the field rankings in over twenty important statistics (including average this season, in  last 5 events, on the same course, in the same tournament, on similar length courses, in the same region, in similar weather and in the last 12 similar events; world ranking; cut streak, winless streak, seven different historical round score metrics, two win metrics and two top ten metrics) for up to 10 golfers on the 'Compare Field Rankings' page. This will also help you decide which of the selected golfers is likely to perform best. There are two related comparison chart on this page. 
  44. You can directly compare the field rankings in over twenty important statistics (average this season, in  last 5 events, on the same course, in the same tournament, on similar length courses and in the last 12 similar events; world ranking; cut streak, winless streak, seven different historical round score metrics, two win metrics and two top ten metrics) for the members of each tee-off group on the 'Compare Field Rankings (TG)' page. This will help you decide which of the golfers in the group is likely to perform best. There are two related comparison chart on this page.
  45. You can compare the system predictions to the actual results of the tournament on the 'Performance' page. The predictions and the actual results are shown side by side.
  46. You can view the details for all the courses used on the US and European PGA Tours since 2003. There are 4 related charts for each tour on this fully sortable 'Courses' page.
  47. Via a link on each course page (and all other relevant tournament/prediction pages), you can also see the location of the course in the world using Google Maps. Hovering over a course marker gives course information.
  48. On each course page, you can also see the tournaments hosted on the course since 2003. 
  49. On each course page, you can also see the best and worst rounds since 2003. Hovering over a score will reveal the golfer(s) who shot that score, when it was shot and the then name of the tournament.
  50. On the sortable 'Tournaments' page, you can view the details for all the tournaments since 2003, listed by year. This page shows the type of each tournament (regular/major/WGC/Fedex Cup). You can also filter the tournaments by tour (US/European/both).
  51. On the sortable 'Tournaments (Course)' page, you can view the details for all the tournaments since 2003, listed by year. This page shows the host course for each tournament. You can also filter the tournaments by tour (US/European/both).
  52. On the sortable 'Tournaments (Field Strength)' page, you can view the details for all the tournaments since 2003, listed by year. This page shows the field strength for each tournament. You can also filter the tournaments by tour (US/European/both).
  53. You can view the details for all the tournaments since 2003, using a calendar interface.
  54. On each tournament page, you can also link to all previous runnings of the tournament since 2003.
  55. On each tournament page, you can also link to all tournaments in the same, previous and next weeks.
  56. On each tournament page, you can see all winners of the event since 2003 and link to the results page for the winner. 
  57.  On each tournament page, you can see the best and worst rounds since 2003. Hovering over a score will reveal the golfer(s) who shot that score, when it was shot and the then name of the tournament.
  58. On each completed tournament page, you can also get a breakdown of the number missing the cut, making the cut and disqualifications/withdrawals/non-starts. There is 1 related pie chart.
  59. On each completed tournament page, you can also get the average round score for each round and the average overall round score. There are up to 8 related charts (depending on the number of rounds in the event).
  60. On each tournament page for events we have predicted, you can see the field strength, the average world ranking of the field, standard deviation of world ranking, the rank of the highest ranked golfer in the field and the rank of the lowest ranked golfer in the field. There is one related chart available.
  61. On each completed tournament page, you can also see the colour coded results for the tournament (red=under par, blue = over par, yellow = par).
  62. On each completed tournament page, you can also see the colour coded pop-up leaderboards (top 10 plus ties) for each round of the tournament (red=under par, blue = over par, yellow = par).
  63. You can view the statistics for all the tournaments for a given year since 2003. There are 28 related charts (14 per tour) on this fully sortable 'Tournament Statistics' page.
  64. You can view the round statistics for all the tournaments for a given tour in a given season since 2003. There are 42 related charts (21 per tour) on this fully sortable 'Tournament Statistics (R)' page.
  65.  You can see the number of rounds played, the lowest score, the highest score, the average score and the average difference from par for rounds one to five for a given tour in a given season on the 'Tournament Statistics (R)' page.
  66. You can view the list of tournament winners since 2003 (with their world ranking since mid 2008) for a given year and tour. There are 7 related charts for each tour on this fully sortable 'Tournament Winners' page.
  67. You can see a breakdown of the winner's position (leader/top 5/top 10/outside top 10) after round 1, round 2 and round 3 for the tournaments on a given tour in a given season since 2003 on the 'Tournament Winners' page.
  68. You can see the world ranking distribution of all winners on the European and US PGA Tours for all seasons since 2009 on the 'Tournament Winners' page. 
  69. You can view the list of tournament winners since 2003 (with their prediction ranking, or GP rank, since mid 2008) for a given year and tour. There are 7 related charts for each tour on this fully sortable 'Tournament Winners (Prediction Ranking)' page.
  70. You can see the prediction ranking distribution of all winners on the European and US PGA Tours for all seasons since 2009 on the 'Tournament Winners' (Prediction Ranking) page.
  71. You can view the form (finishing position in their previous 10 events, previous 10 related historical events or previous 10 similar events) for all the tournament winners since 2003 on the "Winners' Form" page. In conjunction with the 'Compare Form' page, this may help you decide which golfers is likely to perform best in the upcoming tournament. 
  72. You can view the round rankings (position after each round) for all the tournament winners since 2003 on the "Winners' Round Ranking" page.
  73. You can view the location of tournaments since 2003 for a given year and tour on the 'Tournament Locations' page using Google Maps. Hovering over a tournament marker gives tournament information.
  74. You can view the list of golfers who have played at least once on either the US or European PGA Tour since 2003 on the fully sortable 'Golfers' page. There are 10 related charts on this page.
  75. You can see the number and percentage of wins, top tens and missed cuts for each golfer since 2003 in sortable columns on the 'Golfers' page.
  76. You can view the list of tournaments that any golfer has played since 2003 on the the US and European PGA Tours on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page).
  77. You can view the list of tournaments that any golfer has won since 2003 on the the US and European PGA Tours on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page).
  78. You can view the list of tournaments that any golfer has finished in the top ten in since 2003 on the the US and European PGA Tours on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page).
  79. You can view the list of tournaments that any golfer has missed the cut in since 2003 on the the US and European PGA Tours on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page).
  80. You can view the performance breakdown on a stacked chart for any golfer in regular events/majors/WGCs/FedEx Cup/Overall since 2003 on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfer Details' page) 
  81. The 'Golfer Details' page also contains 5 box plots which display results distribution data for the golfer in regular events/majors/WGCs/FedEx Cup/Overall since 2003.
  82. You can view the overall tournament statistics for any golfer since 2003 on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page). There is 1 related chart.
  83. You can view the regular tournament statistics for any golfer since 2003 on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page). There is 1 related chart.
  84. You can view the major tournament statistics for any golfer since 2003 on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page). There is 1 related chart.
  85.  You can view the WGC tournament statistics for any golfer since 2003 on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page). There is 1 related chart.
  86. You can view the FedEx Cup tournament statistics for any golfer since 2003 on his 'Golfer Details' page (accessible from the 'Golfers' page). There is 1 related chart.
  87. On the above page, you can view the number of tournaments played, cuts missed, wins, top ten finishes, best finish, worst finish, average finish and standard deviation for the selected golfer since 2003 on the US/European PGA Tours.
  88. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can see the best and worst rounds shot by the golfer since 2003. Hovering over a score will reveal where and when the golfer shot that score.
  89. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can visualise the relative performance by the golfer since 2003 in regular events/majors/WGCs/FedEx Cup on a spider chart. 
  90. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can see all the prediction/field stats records in the system for the golfer in one place, i.e. his stats ahead of each event.
  91. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can see all the DraftKings records in the system for the golfer in one place, i.e. his DraftKings stats ahead of each event.
  92. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can see all the strokes gained stats records in the system for the golfer in one place, i.e.. his strokes gained stats ahead of each event.
  93. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can see the season segment (early/mid/late) stats in the system for the golfer, i.e. his up to date data in each part of the GP Season. There is 1 related chart.
  94. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can see all the region stats in the system for the golfer, i.e. his performance in each region he has played in. There is 1 related chart. 
  95. Also on the 'Golfer Details' page, you can see all the season stats records in the system for the golfer in one place.
  96. You can view the tournament results since 2003 for a given year on the fully sortable 'Results By Year' page. You can also filter the results by tour (US/European/both). There are up to 6 related charts on this page (depending on number of rounds in the tournament).
  97. You can view the individual results for any golfer in any tournament since 2003.
  98. You can also track any golfer's progress (position after each round) in any tournament on his results page for that event.
  99. You can view the tournament results since 2003 for a given golfer in a given year on the 'Results By Player' page. There are 6 related charts available on this page.
  100. On the above page, you can view the number of tournaments played, cuts missed, wins, top ten finishes, best finish, worst finish, average finish and standard deviation for the selected golfer in the selected year.
  101. On the 'Results By Player' page, you can see the average (plus number of rounds), best and worst rounds shot by the selected golfer on the selected tour in the selected season since 2003. Hovering over a score will reveal where and when the golfer shot that score.
  102. Via a link on the 'Results By Player' page, you can view the location of tournaments since 2003 for a given player in a given year using Google Maps.
  103. You can view who finished in a given position in a given tournament on the 'Results By Position' page.
  104. You can view who finished in a given position in all the tournaments in a given season on the 'Results By Position (All)' page. There are 3 related charts available, one for each tour and 1 for both tours combined. This page is available from the 'Results By Position' page.
  105. You can view the results with the round rankings (position after each round) for the field for every tournament since 2003 on the 'Results By Round Rank' page. 
  106. You can see the historical performances in all tournaments for a golfer on the Player History page, which shows the tournaments he does best/worst in at a glance. 
  107. You can compare the odds from a number of on-line bookmakers for the golfers in upcoming tournaments, using the 'Golfer Odds' page. Note that the information comes from an external web site.
  108. You can search Golf Predictor for tournaments, golfers and courses using the 'Search' page.
  109. You can view/edit your profile information, change your password and subscribe to Golf Predictor using the 'My Golf Predictor' menu options.
  110. On the Profile page, you can set your chart orientation preference to horizontal or vertical. This will affect all bar and stack charts which feature golfer, tournament or course names.
  111. On the Profile page, you can set your tour default to 'US', 'European' or 'Both'. This will determine which tour's events are shown to you by default on the relevant pages.
  112. On the Profile page, you can set your odds format to 'Fractional', 'Decimal' or 'US'. This will determine how the approximate odds are displayed to you on the relevant pages.
  113. You can see how golfers in the tournament field have finished in similar tournaments (regular/WGC/major/FedEx) in the previous five years when in certain positions (leading, positions 2-5, positions 6-10, positions 11-20, positions 21-40 and outside top 40) after rounds one to three in those events.
     

This list will be amended as new features are added.

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