golf analytics

Loss Aversion in Professional Golf

We examine loss aversion in the context of professional golf at US Open tournaments. In particular, we analyze data from two courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links and Oakmont Country Club, where they have hosted six and five US Opens, respectively. The …

Hot and Cold Hands on the PGA Tour: Do they Exist?

In this paper, we examine the "hot hand" (and "cold hand") phenomenon as it relates to the PGA Tour using data from the 2013-4 PGA Tour season. For this study, we define "hot hand" in golf as having a greater probability of recording a birdie or …