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Document Type

Article

Abstract

Golfers on the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour make up an elite labor market. The earnings of a PGA Tour golfer are determined by his performances in tournaments. Using PGA Tour data from 2002 and 2008, this paper explores returns to skill of PGA golfers and changes in returns to skill over the time period. Greens in regulation (GIR), putts per GIR, and sand saves are found to be statistically significant. The analysis in this paper does not provide any support to the idea that returns to skills for PGA golfers have changed over time.

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Journal Title

Major Themes in Economics

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

57

Last Page

70

Copyright

©2009 by Major Themes in Economics

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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Economics Commons

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