FAQ

Below is a list of terms and definitions frequently used or displayed on the site. If you have any questions about any of the content we provide please do not hesitate to contact us!

What is r-Data? (Relative Data)

These are stats that are relative to the field for an event. For example, take Player A and Player B. They both played in two different events and had Driving Accuracy of 60%. So they're the same, correct? Not necessarily. If the average driving accuracy for the event Player A competed in was 55% and the average driving accuracy for the event Player B competed in was 65% then Player A outperformed the field and Player B underperformed. Their rData for Driving Accuracy would be 5% and -5%, respectively. This means that Player A has hit 5% more greens than the field and Player B has hit 5% less.

Simply put, when the rData for any player is 0 for any stat it means they are performing average in that stat against the fields they have played against. Be sure to consider the stat type. In the above example, a positive % for driving accuracy is a good thing. However, for a statistic like proximity, a negative number (such as -3.4) would be better because it means the player is hitting their approach shots 3.4 feet closer to the hole than average.

We feel that this is the most important way to look at individual statistics as different courses and fields provide different challenges and skillsets.

*Note: You’ll notice there is no rData for Strokes Gained data. This is because Strokes Gained is already calculated against the field.

What is r-Data? (Relative Data)

We get this question all the time and it’s funny the term has become well known as we don’t call it that internally. We can certainly drop a hint and we’re working on a more academic style paper for the metric but the reason we have kept it secret is because it’s the only thing we have that is proprietary at this point. It’s extremely flattering to have many of the leading sites use our concepts but it can become frustrating when building a brand. We use the secret stat in both our model and our betting picks and if you ask any of our users you’ll hear we’ve had tremendous returns (2017 season showed an ROI of 193%, almost tripling the initial investment if you followed our system 2018 is off to an even better start).

Here is what we can offer on the stat: It is a complex calculation that allows us to see if a player is truly giving themselves a chance to perform well. It takes out a lot of the metrics that have significant variance and enables us to say “Hey, this guy may not have had the best finishes recently but he’s not playing poorly and there could be tremendous value”. I know sceptics may hate that we haven’t divulged further but trust me when I say that approximately 95% of my input for our betting picks come from analyzing the trends of this stat. More to come!

Strokes Gained Definition

 SG-T2G - Strokes Gained Tee to Green

 SG-Putting - Strokes Gained Putting

 SG-OTT - Strokes Gained Off The Tee

 SG-APP - Strokes Gainned Appproach

 SG-ARG - Strokes Gained Around The Green

 SG-Total - Strokes Gained Total

 

Scoring / Performance Secret Stat

 Par 3 - Scoring Relative to Par on Par 3 Holes

 Par 4 - Scoring Relative to Par on Par 4 Holes

 Par 5 - Scoring Relative to Par on Par 5 Holes

 BoB % - Birdie or Better % - Percentage of Holes a Player Scored Birdie or Better on

 BoW % - Bogie or Worse % - Percentage of Holes a Player Scored Bogie or Worse on

 GIR % - Greens in Regulation % - Percentage of Holes a Player Reached the Green in Regulation (Putting for Birdie or Better)

 SCR % - Scrambling % - Percentage of Holes a Player Missed the Green but still made par or better

 

Off the Tee

 DrivDist - Driving Distance - Average Distance of Recorded Drives

 DrivAcc - Driving Accuracy % - Percentage of Fairways Hit on Par 4 and Par 5 Holes

 Left Miss - Percentage of Drives Missed to the Left

 Right Miss - Percentage of Drives Missed to the Right

 

Proximity

 ProxAvg - Average Proximity to Hole on All Approach Shots

 50-125 - Average Proximity to Hole on Approach Shots 50-125 Yards

 100-125 - Average Proximity to Hole on Approach Shots 100-125 Yards

 125-175 - Average Proximity to Hole on Approach Shots 125-150 Yards

 150-175 - Average Proximity to Hole on Approach Shots 150-175 Yards

 175-200 - Average Proximity to Hole on Approach Shots 175-200 Yards

 >200 - Average Proximity to Hole on Approach Shots Greater Than Yards

 SCR Prox - Scrambling Proximity - Average Proximity to Hole on Scrambling Shots (Note: Less Than 30 Yards)

 

Putting

 <5 Ft - Percentage of Putts Made From Inside 5 Feet

 5-10 Ft - Percentage of Putts Made From 5-10 Feet

 10-15 Ft - Percentage of Putts Made From 10-15 Feet

 3PA % - Three Putt Avoidance % - Percentage of Holes a Player Has Less Than Three Putts

 One Putt % - Percentage of Holes a Player Has Only One Putt

 Avg Make Average Make Length - Average Length of Putts Made by Player

 Putt/Rd Putts Per Round - Average Amount of Putts Taken By a Player In a Round

 

DFS

 Avg DK Own% - Average DraftKings Ownership % - Average Usage of Player in Contests on DraftKings

 Proj Low Own% - Projected Ownership % (Low) - Low End of Projected Ownership on DraftKings for Upcoming Event

 Proj High Own% - Projected Ownership % (High) - High End of Projected Ownership on DraftKings for Upcoming Event

 DraftKings Price - Average Price for Player on DraftKings

 DraftKings Points - Average Points Scored by Player on DraftKings

 FantasyDraft Price - Average Price for Player on FantasyDraft

 FantasyDraft Points - Average Points Scored by Player on FantasyDraft

 FanDuel Price Average - Price for Player on FanDuel

 FanDuel Points Average - Points Scored by Player on FanDuel

 

Results

 Cuts Made - Number of Cuts Made by Player

 Cut Made % - Percentage of Cuts Made by Player

 Finish Position - Average Finish Position for Player

 Money Total - Earnings for Player

 Top 10's - # of Top 10's for Player

 Top 25's - # of Top 25's for Player