Monday, 17 December 2012

2012 GP Season Stats Available

Following the conclusion of the last event of 2012 on both major tours in South Africa yesterday, the statistics for the 2012 GP season are now available on Golf Predictor (Other Stats menu, Season Stats options). The numbers have been crunched for all 529 golfers who played at least five tournaments (excluding non-finishes) on the European/US PGA Tour during the course of the GP season (2012 calendar year).

Somewhat surprisingly (given the golfer of the year), Tiger Woods is back on top of the pile when average finishing position for the season is used as the primary ranking statistic. Woods played 21 events in 2012 and is the only golfer with an average finish of less than 20. The aforementioned golfer of the year, Rory McIlroy, had a somewhat inconsistent (if successful!) season, with an equal number of wins and missed cuts (5). The latter five tournament results contributed to him not even making the top twenty of the season ranking on Golf Predictor! On the plus side, he did have the most wins and top tens (16) of any golfer in 2012. He also had the highest percentage in these stats (winning 20.8% of tournaments played and finishing in the top ten in 66.7% of them).

Other somewhat interesting statistics include Ian Poulter (23 events) being the only golfer with a full schedule (at least 20 events) who didn't miss a single cut. On the other extreme, Sung-Hoon Kang (30 events) had the unenviable record of most cuts missed (22). See these and many more interesting 2012 GP season statistics on Golf Predictor!

Note: The course for the Nelson Mandela Championship (2012 GP Season, 2013 European Tour) was shortened to a par 65 due to excessive rain. This reduced par slightly skews the round averages and other statistics for all golfers who played that event. A new "Note" field has been added to the golfer Season Statistics page and displays a message to this effect for all the golfers affected.

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