Sunday, 5 August 2012

'Compare Field Rankings' Page Added to Golf Predictor

The new colour coded 'Compare Field Rankings' page showing the field rankings for selected golfers ahead of the 2012 WGC - Bridgestone Invitational

The new stacked chart showing the data in the first screenshot visually
GP video tutorial on this new page
Following on from the recently added field rankings page, I am happy to announce the addition of another very useful new page to Golf Predictor. This new 'Compare Field Rankings' page is available from the "Stats Analysis" menu and is similar to the existing 'Compare Golfer Form' page. However, this new page allows you to directly compare the field rankings in eight different statistics for up to ten golfers at a time. These statistics are:
  1. Average for the current season
  2. Average in previous five events in the current season
  3. Average on same course in the previous five years
  4. Average in same tournament in the previous five years
  5. Average in previous twelve similar events (reg./major/WGC/FedEx Cup)
  6. World ranking
  7. Cut Streak
  8. Winless Streak
The table shown in the first screenshot above shows the field ranking of each golfer in each these statistics, It also shows the overall prediction rank (GP Rank) and the average field rank for each golfer. Some points on this new page:
  1. Golf Predictor results go back to the start of the 2003 season.
  2. This page is only available for events we have predicted (from early 2008 on).
  3. Some statistics (e.g. Similar Tournaments) are not available for older predicted tournaments.
  4. If a golfer does not have any relevant statistics, "n/a" is displayed in the relevant table cells.
  5. For better legibility and easier trend spotting, the field rankings are colour coded. The colour code is displayed above the table for your convenience.
  6. As usual, hovering over a player name displays more information. On this page, it displays the number of field rankings in each category (top rankings/top ten rankings/11-50 rankings/outside top 50 rankings/not available) out of the eight statistics covered. In addition, you can hover over any field ranking to see the actual value for the golfer. This latter pop-up is displayed in the first screenshot above for Tiger Woods' season average field ranking.
  7. You can only sort by the first four columns (first name, last name, nationality and prediction rank).
There is also a new stacked chart available on this page, which is a graphic representation of the player name pop-ups outlined above. The second screenshot above shows this chart for the golfers in the first screenshot. As usual, hovering over a bar segment displays more information, as shown in the red 'Top Ranking' segment for Matt Kuchar above. This brings the total number of charts up to 319 on Golf Predictor.

Just another way to make Golf Predictor even better just ahead of the last major of the season! A lot of work has gone into this new page and it will greatly assist in choosing between golfers for an event. The first screenshot above shows the field rankings in the eight statistics for several golfers ahead of the 2012 WGC - Bridgestone Invitational. As can be seen, Lee Westwood and Matt Kuchar had particularly good field rankings in all the covered statistics ahead of the event.

Note that you may have to reload your current Golf Predictor page to see this new "Compare Field Rankings" menu option. All users can see this field ranking comparison for golfers they can access. For subscribers, this means all golfers in the system while for non-subscribers, it means golfers ranked 11-25 in the prediction rankings. So, sign up today and reap the full benefits of Golf Predictor, the premium professional golf statistics site.

1 comment:

Golf Predictor Guru! said...

Added new "Same Region" rank. More info here.