Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Open

After several weeks off, the US PGA Tour starts the 2013-2014 season in San Martin, California at the Open.

Below is the list of the top 15 players in the CLi rankings for the Open.

# Player CLi 
1  Gary Woodland 9.15
2  Bryce Molder 16.00
3  Rocco Mediate 19.60
4  Billy Horschel 21.05
5  J.J. Henry 22.00
6  Jason Kokrak 23.45
7  David Hearn 23.70
8  Nicholas Thompson 24.40
9  Jonas Blixt 25.30
10  Patrick Reed 28.30
11  Russell Knox 29.25
12  Steven Bowditch 30.35
13  Will MacKenzie 30.45
14  Charles Howell III 30.55
15  John Merrick 32.70

I am late in my post and am still needing to work on other activities (i.e. can't spend much time on this post), so I am just going to list the 5 players that I have other words, not providing an explanation for my picks.

Below are my 5 picks for the Open:

# Player CLi 
1  Gary Woodland 9.15
2  Bryce Molder 16.00
3  Billy Horschel 21.05
4  J.J. Henry 22.00
5  Jason Kokrak 23.45

Below are the top 5 players in the Power Rankings from Rob Bolton:
  1. Gary Woodland
  2. Billy Horschel
  3. Hideki Matsuyama
  4. John Peterson
  5. Jonas Blixt
Here is a link to Bolton's Power Rankings so that you can read more about his thoughts on his top players in this week's Power Rankings:

Bolton's Power Rankings: Open

We have 2 players in common in this tournament: Woodland and Horschel.

Below are the settings for the CLi calculation I used for the Open:

Number of Past Tournaments Looking Back
NumberScoring Avg Weight (SA1)Earnings Avg Weight (EA1)
Number of Days Looking Back
NumberScoring Avg Weight (SA2)Earnings Avg Weight (EA2)
Number of Tournaments Looking Back
NumberScoring Avg Weight (SA3)Earnings Avg Weight (EA3)

If you don't like the configuration of my CLi calculation, feel free to run your own CLi calculation with your own desired settings by going to