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A correlation analysis of the Professional Golf Assocation (USA) statistical rankings for 1988

Pearson product-moment correlations were computed for all possible combinations of variables and are presented in Table 2.

Table 1. Means, standard deviations, and ranges for 1988 statistical variables

Table 2. Correlation Matrix of Selected PGA Statistical Variables

3. Results and discussion Means, standard deviations, ranges, and intercorrelations among the variables are presented in Tables 1 and 2 respectively. Table 2 reveals 101 significant (p<.05) correlations among the variables. Caution must be used in the interpretation of the correlations when the variables involved show signs of skewness, e.g. yearly winnings.