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A study on the golf record of PGA & LPGA using golf skills
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:1147-59
Published online September 30, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Miae Park1 · Jaejun Lee2 · Youngseuk Cho3

123Department of Statistics, Pusan National University
Correspondence to: Professor, Department of Statistics, Pusan National University, Busan, 46241, Korea. E-mail:
Received July 1, 2019; Revised August 11, 2019; Accepted August 15, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Golf was excluded from the official sport since the Saint Louis Olympics in 1904. However, it was adopted as a regular sport in the 2016 Rio Olympics in 112 years. In addition, since the best Korean athletes who have advanced abroad, analysis of overseas golf data has become important. In this study, we analyzed the relationship between golf skills and golf record using data of international professional golfers for 7 years from 2011 to 2017. Correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were conducted to confirm whether there is a significant relationship between the golf skills provided by the PGA and LPGA. Also, a multi-group path analysis was conducted to verify whether there are statistical differences in the inter-group influence of the golf skills on the golf record.
Keywords : Correlation analysis, LPGA, multiple regression, path analysis, PGA.