Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Another Metric Added to Field Ranking Page

The 'Field Rankings' page has been enhanced with the similar weather metric. This page is available on the 'Predictions' menu in the member section of Golf Predictor. This new weather option has been added to the 'Metric' dropdown list on the 'Field Ranking' page. There is also a new 'Best in Similar Weather' chart along the top of the data table, which shows the top performers graphically. Note that similar weather information is not available prior to week seven of the 2013 GP season and you may have to refresh the page to see the changes.

Just another way to make Golf Predictor a little better!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

2015 - Week 48 Winners

Marc Leishman (ranked 22nd by Golf Predictor) won the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the European PGA Tour. The 32 old Australian won his first tour title with an impressive weekend performance. After a steady opening couple of days, Willett shot -11 over the two closing rounds in blistering heat to win comfortably by six shots. Our top ranked golfer, Henrik Stenson, finished in second place and as the now annual joke goes, we had thirty of the top thirty plus ties (30/30) in total!! 

Nathan Holman (ranked 11th by Golf Predictor) won the Australian PGA Championship on the European PGA Tour. The 24 year old Australian won his maiden tour title on soil soil in difficult conditions on the Gold Coast. Despite an opening double bogey and two closing bogeys, Holman won on the first extra hole in three man play-off with Harold Varner III and Dylan Frittelli. The trio were the only players not over par on a difficult course in windy conditions, finishing on even par after 72 holes. Our top ranked golfer, Brandt Snedeker, was one of the biggest casualties of the weather, slumping to an opening 84 and missing the cut. In an event difficult to predict because of the weather and a lack of history in the system, we only had four of the top nine plus ties (4/17) in total. 

There was no "proper" event on the US PGA Tour this week! Golf Predictor doesn't cover the (very) restricted field junket that is the Hero Challenge.