Predicting PGA Tour Scoring Average from Statistics Using Linear Regression

First off, I admit, that’s probably the most boring title for a blog post ever. It gets a negative value on the clickbait scale that is generally unseen in the modern, “every click equals dollars” era that we live in. […]

Python, Postgres, SQLAlchemy, and PGA Tour Stats

A little ago, I wrote an article about scraping a bunch of PGA Tour stats. The end result of that was writing those stats out into CSV files. While this was suitable for that task of gathering the stats, let’s […]

The Special Relationship Between Noodles and Qdoba

I’ve had a theory that for every Noodles, there’s a Qdoba that’s right next door. It might be some sort of selection bias however, since I can think of a couple locations where they’re directly next to each other. To […]

Defense Matters in the NBA, Apparently

Interesting article here from Arxiv titled Finding Common Characteristics Among NBA Playoff Teams: A Machine Learning Approach. Everyone should skim the paper because it’ll show you that these academic papers aren’t overwhelming, and a lot of times, they’re good at showing steps that […]

Gather all the PGA Tour stats

As someone who likes writing and investigating data sets, and as a huge fan of golf (and writer of a golf blog, Golf on the Mind), when I realized that the PGA Tour website has a crap ton of stats […]

What’s the Average Age of a Nobel Prize Winner?

tl;dr —  Average age of a Noble Prize winner is 59.14 years old. There was a comment on HN the other day about wondering about the average age of Nobel Prize winners. I did a quick search for lists of Nobel Prize […]

When Curve Fitting Isn’t Ideal

This is the second sub problem that I’ve encountered in my DFS golf optimization / forecasting endeavor. The full post on what I’m working on is coming, and I’ll post the link to that here after I finished writing it. […]