(London, 17 September 2013) For the fourth time in as many months, the “human computer” known as the Sports Trading Club golf savant has successfully predicted the winner of a PGA tour event, this time the 48-1 outsider Zach Johnson in the BMW Championship.
Johnson, a 37-year-old American, fired a final-round 65 to finish 72 holes on 16-under par 268, two strokes ahead of countryman Nick Watney, who closed with a 64, with Furyk another shot adrift after a final-round 71, to win the US PGA’s $8 million BMW Championship.
There has been worldwide interest in the woman who is the Sports Trading Club (www.sportstradingclub.com) golf savant since earlier this year when she selected Billy Horschel to record his first PGA Tour victory in the Zurich Classic despite him being a 36-1 outsider.
She then chose Harris English at 66-1 to win the FedEx St. Jude Classic for his first title on the U.S. PGA Tour and in so doing firmly elevated the Sport Trading Club savant to the highest echelons of great golf gurus.
Last month the Sports Trading Club announced that American Jason Dufner was their standout to win the US PGA Championship at the price of 42 – 1. He did win, and the golfing world is now in awe of the savant.
Her four extraordinary successes has stunned the sports betting world who fear the consequences of her accuracy.
“Her insight is a miracle of the human mind and a scientific phenomenon,” said Howard Robin, STC Operations Manager.
The Sports Trading Club created The Insight Project, a world first with the study of savants and sports trading.
It is led by their scientific director Dr. Allan Snyder, FRS who, for some 20 years, has conducted ground breaking research on savants at both the Australian National University and the University of Sydney.
“We have embraced the extraordinary skills of savants to give ourselves a unique advantage,” said Dr Snyder.
“Certain savants unmask patterns that others can’t see and are bewilderingly quick at performing calculations and recalling enormous amounts of data, “ he said.
Dr. Snyder, himself a living genius and brilliant learned scholar, believes that certain savants have a distinct advantage in sports trading, which gives the Sports Trading Club a diagnostic edge that no one else can achieve.
Dr Snyder would say little about the identity of the Savant except that she lives in the USA and four years ago she had never even watched a game of golf.
A small subset of autistics, known as savants, can perform super specialised mental feats.
Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities and abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal.
Perhaps the most famous savant was Dustin Hoffman’s character in ”Rain Man,” who could count hundreds of matchsticks at a glance.
But the truth has often been even stranger: one celebrated savant in turn-of-the-century Vienna could calculate the day of the week for every date since the birth of Christ.
Other savants can speak dozens of languages without formally studying any of them or can reproduce music at the piano after only a single hearing.”
The Sports Trading Club, which operates as a private investors group in England, recently allowed the general public to become associate members in Australia and is expanding throughout Asia.