Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Business Information Systems

First Advisor

KC Chen

Second Advisor

Derrick McIver

Third Advisor

Utkarsh Shrivastava


This project consisted of collecting a plethora of statistics collected by the PGA Tour from the 2020 season with the goal of building a multiple linear regression model to predict the amount of money a player would earn in mind. Several research questions answered were whether driving distance significantly contributed to the amount of money earned as well as whether putting was a significant predictor variable. The purpose of the project was to be better equipped to answer questions asked by students when teaching in the golf industry. It was found that the 4 most significant predictors of money earned on the PGA Tour were in order as follows: Events played, Strokes Gained Total, Putts Per Round, and Strokes Gained Tee to Green.

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Honors Thesis-Restricted

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