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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577299702668540234.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLE_Video_Third Quote: At their presentation in Phoenix, summarizing research for a paper to be finished soon, they compared the world ranking of the top 200 players to a ranking of those same players' skill levels calculated using a statistical model they also devised, which simultaneously takes into account players' adjusted tournament scores and the difficulty of the courses. In every two-year period going back to 2003, the bias was stark. "For every given skill ranking, the off
Alex Noren just dropped from #8 to #9 in the world (as John Rahm) leap-frogged him. He's ahead of Fowler, Koepka, Rose- and deservedly so, if you look at the numerical formula, I suppose. The guy has been top 10 since like November of last year. His recent major performances: US Open 2017: MC Masters 2017: MC PGA 2016: T49 British Open 2016: T46 US Open 2016: MC Obviously, the justification for his ranking is that he's playing so well in other tournaments, as I see 5 victories in other tournaments from mid-2016 til today. Plus a bunch of other top finis