I hope each and every one of you reading this enjoyed the offseason . . . but golf is back! That’s right. The season “ended” on Sunday but1 we’re onto the Safeway. The tour is heading back to Silverado Resort and Spa North Course in beautiful Napa, California. It’s a par 72 that plays just under 7,200 yards. No offense to Si Woo Kim ($10,800), but you can tell how weak this field is the moment you see his price.
What Type of Week Is This?
This past year has seen plenty of new PGA Tools here at RotoViz. The optimizer is one of the most useful tools, especially if you’re trying to build multiple lineups in a short timeframe. The PGA Range of Outcomes app (RoO) is powered by my simulator and allows you to do a whole host of things to see who you should include in your lineups each week.
One of my first stops each week with the RoO is using the Ranges tab to compare salary ranges. This tab takes all the golfers in a particular price range and combines their results from the simulator. It helps me decide whether I should go all-in on guys at the top or if I should consider a more balanced approach to my lineups.
Going total bargain hunting with darts under $6,500 never looks great – for obvious reasons.
With so many big names taking the week off, the win/top-five equity is pretty flat throughout the field. I’m not prioritizing any of the top salary guys for that very reason.
Brand New Toy
I’ve been trying to keep things fresh and working on some new tools behind the scene. Long story short, I combined the simulator with an optimizer and can now run simulations and check the optimal lineup for each simulation.