Valspar Championship Picks
I wanted to write a post detailing how last week’s Cadillac event (and to some extent the Puerto Rico Open) causes systematic biases in pricing. On the one hand, almost every stats provider I know will list Kiridech Aphibarnrat as having made the cut, even though he finished T67 and a gut wrenching +26 over par. And Chesson Hadley has the distinct honor of winning out in Puerto Rico over a field lacking the best 50 golfers in the world – well done sir.
I had aspirations of detailing how these data processing miscues (nobody ‘made the cut’ at the Cadillac, and winning in PR is not the same thing as winning elsewhere) provide an opportunity for all of us data hawks to make a killing in this coming week. I know that the data providers, the data from which all the major DFS sites make their salaries, is not nuanced enough to capture the relevant facts about last weeks tournaments.
perhaps you can conclude some important thoughts of your own from the above two paragraphs… But life is short, I don’t have time to fully convey my thoughts, so the most you’ll get out of me this week are the projections. So without further ado, let’s get to it.
Picks for the Valspar Championship
Here they are:
Red line marks the cut – best of luck to you all! Talk to you next week where I can (hopefully) reinstate Notorious’s comparison – but I can’t imagine work letting up for some time.