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Published Online: 2013-09-18
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Sometimes a player even wins an event after making the cut on the number, most recently in 2010 when this occurred twice. Rory McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow that year by a full four strokes and $1.17 million after making the 1-over par cut on the number, and Carl Pettersson won the Canadian Open.
In most tournaments, the field is cut to the lowest 70 scores, plus ties, following the second round. A few small field tournaments do not have a cut, and two others have later round cuts.
See Facey (2013).
ShotLink data were available for 2012 through the Barclays tournament, played August 23–26, 2012.
One event each season, now known as the Humana Challenge, was played over 5 rounds until a format change in 2012.
Events without a cut are excluded from this portion of the analysis.
The weights are calculated as follows: w=(Field S.d.)·(Hole# –13). Weights apply influence to the 18th hole of the day twice that of 17th, three times that of the 16th, etc.
The weighting formula favors high standard deviation holes, so the magnitude of standard deviations in Figure 3B must be interpreted with care, and should not be compared with the unweighted summary statistics in Table 3.
See Dorman (2010).