Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Qi Ge


A study is carried out on the Tour from the 2007-2016 seasons using a panel data regression, to identify which shot making skills offer the highest return in earnings. The results are then compared to the shot making skills that were found to be most valuable on the PGA Tour during the 2015-2016 season. The results show that putting and greens in regulation are the two most lucrative statistics on both professional golf tours. The second portion of the study analyzes the effect of the theory of learning by doing on golfers playing on the Tour. The results show some diminishing returns in the improvement of some skills over time, however these findings were not consistent for all the shot making skills measured.

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