Wikipedia, Biography.com, theopen.com, golfstats.com, youtube.com, gettyimages.co.uk, individual golf fan sites.
To determine what makes ‘An Open Champion’ an average has been calculated across all previous Open winners for each available
A list of the current favourite golfers to win the 2018 Open was compiled.
There are 5 qualitative metrics for which we have applied a binary score of 0 or 1. If the golfers in 2018 favourites list
matches the average they are given a score of 1, if not, a score of 0.
There are also 11 quantitative metrics for which we have applied a score depending on how close the 2018 favourites
are to the average.
The scores for each category are then summed to give a total rating out of 16 categories for each player.
In order to achieve an overall prediction in terms of a percentage an average of the 16 ratings has been taken.
All visualisations based on data available online (June 2018).
GIR, Fairways Hit, Avg. drive and No. of Putts data only available since 1999.
2018 Open winner prediction based on methodology utilising available data.