The Best Golfer in USA Vs Europe Contest
If you want to be the best golfer in the Ryder Cup then you need many other qualities than being a good player. You must be able to play under extreme pressure and perform nevertheless. Apart from that you also need to have character, leadership qualities and of course the confidence.
There are many prominent names in the game of golf like Tiger Woods, Rory Mcillroy, Sir Nick Faldo and many more, but who is the best amongst the lot? In 2014, the best player in Golf in the Ryder Cup will be determined using a mathematical equation and the good old number crunching by the sports statistician Dr. Ian McHale. There are many takers for the coveted spot like Woods who is a 14 times winner but is not sold on the concept of Ryder cup format of using mathematics as defining tools and then there is the Englishman Luke Donald which is another serious contender for the spot.
Woods may be an international sensation but as per the Ryder Cup formulation, he has low return of 44% which includes 13 wins and 17 losses.
The main contenders of the spot are both down at 23rd as per the McHale model; it is mainly because Woods has higher number of games that he played against the opponents who have performed well in Ryder Cups, while Donald has won mostly against rivals with lower rates.