The Secret Analytics War Behind International Team Golf (Dylan Beirne) - KNN Ep. 125
Dylan Beirne is a quant trader and data scientist, most focused on golf. Currently, he works with Nellie Analytics, part of SIG, modeling and trading golf. He’s worked on analysis and strategy with the last 2 Ryder Cup European Teams and 2 International Presidents Cup teams, as well as a variety of golfers, from major winners and world #1s to challenge tour players. As it so happens, I was running analytics for the US team in many of those team events, which makes Dylan and I rivals in a way. In this episode, we learn how Dylan transitioned from construction into working in sports analytics, we dive deep into the business of sports gambling and trading, and we share our thoughts on the analytics battle that goes on behind the scenes of the biggest golf events.