2020 RBC Heritage model and fantasy golf rankings
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2020 RBC Heritage model and fantasy golf rankings


For years, I've made fantasy golf picks, power rankings and given betting tips about PGA Tour events.

I've looked at two main factors, current form and course history, and tried to bring those together to offer selections and my best guess as to who will contend in a given week.

However, for 2020, I wanted to become more sophisticated and develop a weekly rubric which offers a clear-cut ranking system based on data points weighted in a formula. After some weeks of testing, I'm have this rubric where I want it. Let me walk you through the rubric's tenets and show off this week's results.


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    • Searchable PGA Tour results
    • PGA Tour top-15 finish trends
    • Player-course fit modeling
    • Course demands breakdown
    • Quality Strokes Gained data

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About the author

Ryan Ballengee

Ryan Ballengee is founder and editor of Golf News Net. He has been writing and broadcasting about golf for nearly 20 years. Ballengee lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. He is a scratch golfer...sometimes.

Ballengee can be reached by email at ryan[at]thegolfnewsnet.com

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