Is be­ing in the lead an ad­van­tage?

Lead­ing with a round to go is the place to be, right? Stats beg to dif­fer.

Golf World (UK) - - The Spin -

Here’s a fact as in­ter­est­ing as it is sur­pris­ing: only two of the last seven Masters Tour­na­ments have been won by the 54-hole leader. It is a statis­tic that sent our brains into over­drive. Is this an ab­nor­mally low con­ver­sion rate, and thus proof that Au­gusta is the most pres­sure-filled course to lead on dur­ing the golf­ing year? Or is it the norm for tour level events, and thus proof that be­ing in the 54-hole lead may not ac­tu­ally be where you’d want to be? We asked the PGA Tour’s sta­tis­ti­cal gu­rus to in­ves­ti­gate every PGA Tour event held be­tween 2000 and 2016 and this is what they found out.

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