Monday, 23 January 2012

2012 - Week 4 Predictions/Statistics Online

The predictions and statistics for this week, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (European PGA Tour) and the Farmers Insurance Open (US PGA Tour) are now available on Golf Predictor. Branden Grace will be going for a hat-trick of titles this week. However, he'll be up against a much stronger field in the Middle East than he was for his last two events. Appearance money seems to be still working in that part of the world as a strong field has been assembled! Indeed, according to the useful new Golf Predictor field strength statistic, the Abu Dhabi event has the joint strongest field of any regular European PGA Tour event of the last four years*.

The European season starts in earnest as the top four in the world, six of the top ten in total and a certain Tiger Woods all tee it up in Abu Dhabi. In contrast, Torrey Pines only has one (injured!) member of the world's top ten in addition to Watney and Mickelson to headline the event. Despite that, its overall field strength is not that much worse than its European counterpart, so it should be a great week of golf on both tours!

*Golf Predictor predictions (and hence field strength stats) start with the Masters in 2008 for the European PGA Tour, so earlier events are not included in this statement.

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