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Post by Guest on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 2:33 pm

Dr Ian McHale, Director of the Centre for Sports Business Analytics at Salford Business School, and Chair of the Royal Statistical Society’s sports section, has developed a statistical method for comparing the performance of golf’s most illustrious players of the last 80 years, taking into account their varying prowess from the beginning to the end of their career and the standard of opposition faced.

Explained Dr McHale: “With 18 major titles, Jack Nicklaus is widely seen as the greatest. Our study uses a statistical model to provide an objective answer to whether he is or not.

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As Ben Hogan is top of the table using all three methods, I think the results suggest that he is the greatest golfer of all time,” concluded Dr McHale, “although Jack Nicklaus runs him extremely close.

http://www.salford.ac.uk/home-page/news/2012/hogan-heads-nicklaus-as-all-time-greatest-golfer,-says-leading-sports-statistician

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Post by incontinentia on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 2:54 pm

He's using 2001 as Tiger's best year. This invalidates his findings.
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Post by navyblueshorts on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 3:14 pm

Who cares? Objective answer, my arse.
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Post by Fader on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 3:17 pm

Greatest golfer of all time, the bloke who wins the most at the end of their career. No science needed numbers talk for themselves. Simples.

P.s I prefer NBS answer who actually cares

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