Self-selection Tournaments Momentum Heuristics PGA Tour Golf
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Alegre, I. (Inés); Canela, M.A. (Miguel A.); Pastoriza, D. (David). "Dataset on PGA Tour tournament entry". Data in Brief. 41, 2022-02-15, 107952
This article describes a dataset that allows to explore the determinants and moderators of athletes’ decision to enter in tournaments endowed with a monetary prize. Specifically, the dataset contains variables that describe athlete's short-term momentum (i.e., performance streak in the tournaments recently entered) and long-term momentum (i.e., performance streak in the same tournament across seasons), which permits an in-depth analysis of how past performance trajectory drives self-selection into tournaments. The dataset consists of 54,915 self-selection decisions that golfers have taken over an eleven-year period (1996–2006) when deciding to participate in PGA Tour tournaments.