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Activity Number: 154 - Sports Analysis: New Insights
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, July 30, 2018 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Sports
Abstract #330144 Presentation
Title: Manifestations of Loss Aversion in Profession Golf
Author(s): Ryan Elmore* and Andrew Urbaczewski
Companies: University of Denver and University of Denver
Keywords: sports analytics; golf analytics; loss aversion

The concept of loss aversion in professional golf has been studied in the context of putting for birdie versus putting for par. However, there are additional, notable events in golf where loss aversion might impact the outcome of a professional golfer's hole, round, or tournament, as well as how a particular tournament (course) might play from one year to the next. In this talk, we will describe two potential manifestations of loss aversion in professional golf, and test if there is evidence to support these hypotheses.

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