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PGA AND THE NCAA: HOW DECISIONS TO ATTEND NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION INSTITUTIONS AFFECT PGA TOUR PLAYING PROBABILITIES

by Bradley, Trey William

Creator
  • Bradley, Trey William
Date Created
2018-12-19T17:31:59.427450
Date Issued
2019-05
Place
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language
  • English
Subject
Topic
Genre
  • thesis
Abstract

This paper investigates the decision of junior golfers to pursue playing in the NCAA. Since standardized junior golf rankings across the world is fairly new, not much is researched on this relationship between these three levels of golf. This paper will focus on four main questions through the use of two probit models and two linear regression models. Does junior rank affect the decision to attend an NCAA school? Is success at the collegiate and junior levels a good indicator of PGA Tour playing probabilities? Does success at these levels indicate success on the PGA Tour? Finally, if junior ranking is any indication of your collegiate ranking? The study provides statistical support that playing collegiate golf increases the probability of playing on the PGA Tour, more success in the NCAA increases PGA Tour playing probabilities and college ranking influences success on the PGA tour.

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The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Administrative Notes

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:30810
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
28 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Neal Rappaport
Department/Program
Economics and Business
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2019-05