LONDON, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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 (http://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 and last month Jason Dufner to win the US PGA Championship at the price of 42 - 1.
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.
The Sports Trading Club, which operates as a private investors group in England, recently allowed the general public to become members in Australia and is expanding throughout Asia.
It reported a 1,350% profit for the first eight months of 2013 sending a clear message to investors that trading on sports and prediction markets is an emerging industry to rival traditional financial markets.
"Our move to Australia has proven to be astute. A person who invested $50,000 on January 1 of this year has seen that grow to $725,463 in eight months," Mr Robin said.
STC recently expanded into South Africa and South Korea is now looking toward expanding throughout Europe and Asia. STC is seeking a joint venture partner for the Macau market.
SOURCE Sports Trading Club Ltd