- RSM Classic: Tom Hoge PLACED 100/1
- Sentry Tournament of Champions: Cameron Smith WON 22/1
- Farmers Insurance Open: Luke List WON 80/1
- AT&T Pro-Am: Tom Hoge WON 66/1
- Valero Texas Open: Beau Hossler PLACED 125/1
- US Masters: Corey Conners PLACED 55/1
- RBC Heritage: Sepp Straka PLACED 90/1
- US PGA Championship: Cameron Young PLACED 66/1
- The Memorial: Billy Horschel WON 60/1
- John Deere Classic: JT Poston WON 50/1
- The Tour Championship: Rory McIlroy (without starting strokes) WON 15/2
The FedEx Cup was a fittingly thrilling conclusion to the 2021/2 PGA Tour Season with Rory McIlroy turning what had perhaps been a slightly disappointing year (in terms of wins, if not performances) into a much more positive (and lucrative) one.
It also marked a winning end to Form Golfer’s first season of tournament previews. Following a behind-the-scenes trial period, we started publishing our recommendations at the RSM Classic back in November 2021.
One of our key commitments to our subscribers is to be fully transparent; win or lose we will publish our profit/loss for every tournament and we will periodically update our cumulative performance. Our initial goal was to deliver a return on investment of at least 10%.
Suffice to say that our first season exceeded our expectations. We found six tournament winners at odds from 15/2 up to 80/1 (and a few close calls besides) and places at up to 125/1. This translated to ending the season with 180 points profit across all our recommended bets, giving a return on investment of 10%. That figure doesn’t tell the whole story, however.
Looking purely at our performance on our outright selections, our profit for 2021/2 increases to 302 points and our return on investment to 38%. We believe this stacks up well against any of our competitors (almost all of whom do not transparently publish their results and profit/loss figures).
We had started by publishing recommendations in the outright (tournament winner) market alongside “match ups” (for one player to beat another) and “other markets” (such as top 20 finishes or top player from a particular country). It soon became apparent that we were having more success with our outright picks, so we have now started to focus almost exclusively on that market. This was a natural part of the learning process as we refine our approach, learn from our successes (and failures) and try to continuously improve our product.
All in all, we’re delighted with how the results in our first year panned out. If we can maintain our long term ROI in excess of 20% we’ll be very happy and hope our subscribers will be too.