Thursday 6 February 2014

'Player History' Page Added to Golf Predictor

Composite screenshot showing US PGA Tour results for Tiger Woods up to the 2014 GP Season.  Pop-ups show his performance in the Farmers Insurance Open and more info on his T3 result for the WGC - Cadillac Championship.

I am delighted to announce the addition of a very useful new 'Player History' page to Golf Predictor. This new page is available from the 'Results' menu and shows each player's record in all tournaments on the selected tour, starting with the selected GP season and going back a maximum of ten stagings of the event (including the GP Season chosen). This is shown in the screenshot above for Tiger Woods up to 2014 on the US Tour.

Consolidating this data on this new page should make it much easier to spot good fantasy golf selections for the season. While this information was available previously on Golf Predictor, it was only available on different pages for each individual golfer. This new 'Player History' page is perfect for a quick overview of the performance of a golfer in all tournaments. It also shows at a glance which tournaments the golfer likes to leave off his schedule. Some notes on this new page:
  1. You may have to reload your current Golf Predictor page to see this new 'Player History' menu option.
  2. Golf Predictor results go back to the start of the 2003 season. Keep this in mind if you select an older GP Season on this page.
  3. Like other similar pages on Golf Predictor, this page uses T1-T10 to label the ten most recent results from each tournament (where T10 is the most recent).
  4. Some events on the European PGA Tour have actually been played twice in the same season, so it wasn't possible to use the GP Season (i.e. year) as the column headers, instead of T1-T10.
  5.  If you select the current GP season, these ten results will contain the current season's event, which may not have been staged yet. In that case, this will be marked with a "-" (see next point).
  6. Unlike other pages on Golf Predictor, this page shows the years/stagings when the golfer did not play the event. These are marked with "-" and have a pop-up to that effect.
  7. Tournament stagings that the golfer didn't play in are colour coded green. Stagings not in Golf Predictor (i.e. pre-2003) or years before a relatively new tournament began are colour coded white. Both such cells are marked with "-" but the colour coding lets you easily distinguish between them. Both these can be seen in the row for the Puerto Rico Open in the screenshot above.
  8. For each tournament, the average result and standard deviation are displayed in the table. The number of tournaments played is shown in the pop-up on the player name (see next point). 
  9. As usual, you can hover over a tournament name for more information, as shown above for Tiger's performance in the Farmers Insurance Open. For each tournament,  it displays the number of results in each category (wins/top tens/missed cuts/non-finishes) and the actual number of tournaments played.
  10. You can also hover over a tournament result to see more information. This is shown in the composite screenshot above for Tiger's T3 (eight most recent) tournament result for the WGC - Cadillac Championship.
  11. Because this new page is relatively computationally intensive, it shows the field in tranches of 25 golfers.
  12. You can sort the results table by week number or tournament name.
  13. Only golfers who have played at least 15 tournaments on the selected tour up to and including the selected GP season are displayed in the player dropdown box. This was done to cut down on the number of golfers unnecessarily loaded into the player dropdown box. Golfers with a low number number of tournaments played will mostly display green blanks (see point 7 above) in the table anyway.
This new functionality should be very useful for fantasy golf in particular. Like other such computationally intensive pages, non-subscribers can only see limited statistics. In this case, non-subscribers can only see the player stats for the first three events of each season. Therefore, sign up today and reap the full benefits of Golf Predictor, the premium professional golf statistics site.

1 comment:

Golf Predictor Guru! said...

See this post for minor enhancements to this new page.