Wells Fargo Championship 2023
Midjourney's take on Quial Hollow. These "professionals" really seem lost and hurt 🤪 The other one is even carrying some additional equipment.

Wells Fargo Championship 2023

Preview of Wells Fargo Championship 2023. Our AI accelerated preview, thoughts on the market, betting picks and model and updates on AI Challenge.

This time we got a "professional journalist" as a guest writer for the preview part. He offered his free services to get in the action. We noticed some hallucinations, but tried to filter out the most striking ones.

The golf season is in full swing and the next stop on the PGA Tour is Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the most challenging tournaments on the tour, and it offers players a chance to test their skills on one of the best courses in the world. This year, the tournament is also a designated event, meaning its prize pool is a whopping $20 million, with $3.6 million going to the winner.

Quail Hollow Club is a long (7,521 yards) and tough par 71 course that requires both length and accuracy from the players. The final stretch of the course is especially challenging and it is called “Green Mile”. It consists of three water-lined holes (16-18) that have often decided the fate of the tournament. The course also has fast and tricky greens that put the reading of putts to the test. Here are some of the memorable moments from Quail Hollow from past years:

Golf is hard at Quaial Hollow

Chairman vs. AI's (section started 13.4.2023)

So starting from few weeks back, we thought it would be a fun way to track the advancements in AI (more specifically Bing, powered by GPT 4 and ChatGPT/Personal.AI, powered by GPT 3.5 / copied golf data).

It's a simple exercise of predicting top5 for every tournament and you get 1 point for correct players and 2 points for a winner.

Points after first week:

Chairman: 6 points (2 points from Rahm & Finau last week)
Bing AI: 4 point
ChatGPT: 2 points

Chairman's picks:
1. Rory McIlroy 2. Patrick Cantlay 3. Cameron Young 4. Tony Finau 5. Xander Schauffele

Bing's picks:
1. Justin Thomas 2. Rory McIlroy 3. Jordan Spieth  4. Xander Schauffele 5. Max Homa

ChatGPT's picks (excluding players playing in LIV or injured):
1. Max Homa Rory McIlroy 3. Jordan Spieth 4. Justin Thomas 5. Gary Woodland

Betting card and thoughts about the market

The big dogs are back in troves this week and the market is really tilted toward them. And that's for a good reason. We took some of the valuable ones to our card and will keep eye on the long shots to sell some during the competition.

These elevated ones seem to work in a same way as majors so it's hard to see underdog winning this week. Then again, top 10 and top 20 placements are open for a solid ball strikers and there seemed to be a lot of valuable lines in this market.

Here is the card and preview of data (and the predicted probabilities) for the week is here.

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