Just looked back at the British Open, and found the R-squared value between the British Open results and past week’s results.
I got kind of lazy here and only bother going back 36 weeks, I also didn’t double check the schedule for exact dates of tournaments, so there is a lot that is off here, but I was just looking for a quick answer.
Not surprisingly, 36 weeks seems to be a better predictor than the last month. 52 weeks had an r-squared value of .44, so that was even better. This isn’t too shocking, but still I would like to take another look at this. (Probably after the BMW Championship, where all players will have a similar recent schedule, and similar amount of rounds, plus I will have almost two full years of Data)
Stay tuned for that, I guess…