Today (8/8/13), CNN Money posted a story about Golfers and the “Major Money” they make by winning Major tournaments. Conceptually the visualization is very good but the execution is just OK (I can think of a few improvements). The biggest problem: the data is WRONG! Check it out for yourself by clicking here! They should have used Tableau!
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Do you think Tiger has made only $770,000 in his 14 Major wins? I believe that he makes more than that for each win!
Compare him to Phil, who has earned over $6.3M by winning five majors!
Someone should have checked the Viz before publishing!
A note to the publisher. Click here to find the solution to your data visualization woes: www.tableausoftware.com.
Notes to myself. 1. Check back later today to see if they managed to fix this. (Four people worked on the viz) 2. Send them a link to this post if they have not fixed the problem. 3. Report Tiger Woods to the IRS because he is clearly paying someone off at CNN Money to under-report his career earnings!
The viz was fixed by 9:30 am, or about a half-hour after I wrote the blog originally. I knew that Tiger earned a cool million or more per Major win!