The second of four World Golf Championships takes place this week at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. The match play format for this event is different than typical PGA stroke play tournaments. DraftKings has created a scoring method specifically for this week’s WGC match play.
Below is a breakdown of Taylor’s @Sgrignoli3 rankings model formula, the course stats being focused on, and this week’s top 25 fantasy golf rankings.
Rankings model breakdown
The “Course Stats Rank” incorporates a wide range of player statistics, each individually weighted. This range includes the past 4, 8, 12, 24, 50 and 100 rounds played.
This week’s weighted course statistics for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play include:
- Strokes Gained: Approach
- Strokes Gained: Tee to Green
- Birdie or Better Gained
- Strokes Gained: Par 5
“Current Form Rank” is derived from the average number of Strokes Gained: Total per tournament played this season.
“Course History Rank” is derived from the average number of Strokes Gained: Total per year played at this event/course. *Several players may not have course history so their course history weight percentage has been shifted to current form.
The newly added “Prestige Rank” column was back-tested and has consistently shown positive results. “Prestige Rank” is derived from a combination of current Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) and Vegas odds to win the week’s event.
The “PAS Power Index” is generated by calculating and combining the categories mentioned above: course stats (weighted at 45%), *NEW* current form (weighted at 25%), course history (weighted at 5%) and *NEW” prestige rank (weighted at 25%).
PAS Top 25 Rankings| WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
**Disclaimer: FantasyNational.com is used as source for all data and player statistics. If there happens to be a numerical error, blame them not us. Also, European Tour statistics are NOT included in the rankings calculations.