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Amateur Tournament Rank (for 2009 or last conducted if 2008)

click HERE for 2008 amateur event ranking
click HERE for 2007 amateur event ranking

 
  total amateurs ranked at or above at start    
   
rank        event 1 2 5 20 50 100 200 300 400 500 field rds size score
1 British Amateur (The Amateur) 0 0 2 10 24 46 80 108 123 143 536 1.12 1.23 738
2 United States Amateur 1 2 2 8 20 30 59 77 83 101 383 1.1 1.39 586
3 Western Amateur (IL, USA) 0 0 0 6 21 37 57 64 76 85 346 1.2 1.12 465
4 World Amateur Team (2008) 1 2 4 13 24 38 55 71 76 80 364 1 1.15 419
5 NCAA Div I National (USA) 1 2 4 9 21 35 57 73 84 96 382 0.8 1.12 342
6 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 0 0 1 8 25 43 56 67 69 69 338 1 1.01 341
6 European Amateur 0 0 3 8 11 28 47 61 70 82 310 1 1.1 341
8 St Andrews Links Trophy (SCO) 0 0 2 6 17 28 45 61 66 77 302 1 1.1 332
9 European Amateur Team 0 0 3 9 14 28 47 59 67 74 301 1.02 1.06 325
10 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 0 0 0 7 16 29 51 61 65 68 297 1 1 297
11 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 0 0 0 3 10 22 41 51 58 63 248 1 1.14 283
12 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 0 0 1 8 24 43 57 63 68 74 338 0.8 1.01 273
13 Spanish Int'l Amateur 0 0 0 5 12 18 33 44 52 61 225 1.05 1.06 250
14 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 0 4 8 15 32 44 50 57 210 1 1.1 231
15 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 1 1 1 4 9 20 40 44 51 53 224 1 0.97 217
16 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 0 3 7 13 30 39 46 54 192 1 1.12 215
17 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 0 3 10 18 35 43 49 53 211 1 1 211
18 South of England Amateur 0 0 2 5 9 18 27 33 38 48 180 1 1.12 202
19 Portuguese Int'l Amateur 0 0 0 5 12 19 30 37 41 45 189 1 1.06 200
20 US Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 1 3 9 19 29 42 46 48 51 248 0.8 1 198
21 Dixie Amateur (FL, USA) 0 0 2 4 6 12 22 32 41 43 162 1 1.15 186
22 Scottish Open Amateur 0 0 0 6 12 16 25 28 31 33 151 1 1.2 181
23 Scratch Players (USA) 0 0 0 2 8 13 27 36 44 52 182 1 0.99 180
24 Australian Amateur 0 0 0 2 4 8 17 23 28 32 114 1.25 1.22 174
25 Southern Highlands (college, NV) 0 1 3 5 12 25 36 42 44 47 215 0.8 1 172
26 English Amateur (Closed) 0 0 1 3 6 10 18 24 29 32 123 1.12 1.23 169
27 Argentina Amateur (match) 0 0 0 1 6 12 22 29 33 37 140 1.1 1.06 163
28 Islesworth Collegiate (FL, USA) 1 1 2 7 15 21 29 36 40 41 193 0.8 0.98 151
29

North & South Amateur (NC, USA)

0 0 0 3 4 12 21 26 32 37 135 0.95 1.08 139
30 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 0 1 1 1 5 8 19 31 40 43 149 1 0.92 137
30 Asian Amateur 0 0 0 3 5 10 16 23 32 40 129 1 1.06 137
32

Callaway Match Play (college, CA)

0 0 0 3 5 13 21 29 39 38 146 0.9 1 131
33 Lake Macquarie Am (NSW, AUS) 0 0 0 1 3 6 20 24 28 30 112 1 1.16 130
33 European Nations (Spain) 0 0 0 2 6 10 23 27 30 35 133 1 0.98 130
33 Olympia Fields (collegiate, IL, USA) 0 0 0 2 9 15 26 31 34 37 166 0.8 0.98 130
36 Irish Amateur Open 0 0 1 4 8 11 19 21 26 30 120 1 1.06 127
37 Azalea Invitational (SC, USA) 0 0 0 3 6 10 20 24 26 31 120 1 1.05 126
38 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 0 0 0 2 6 10 20 25 28 32 123 1 1 123
39 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 2 3 5 17 23 28 30 108 1 1.13 122
40 Prestige (collegiate. CA, USA) 1 1 1 2 8 10 17 22 24 24 150 0.8 1 120
41 Tailhade Cup (Argentina) 0 0 0 2 5 12 19 22 23 26 109 1 1.08 118
42 Ping Preview (collegiate, USA) 1 1 3 6 9 13 24 27 31 34 149 0.8 0.98 117
42 Puerto Rico Classic (collegiate) 0 1 3 3 12 16 24 27 30 33 149 0.8 0.98 117
44 US Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 0 5 6 12 20 24 31 32 142 0.8 1.01 115
45 Morris Williams (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 1 1 2 7 15 20 25 32 33 136 0.8 1.02 111
45 United States Public Links 1 2 2 3 5 7 12 13 19 22 86 1.1 1.17 111
47 Canadian Amateur 0 1 1 3 5 7 13 19 23 24 96 1 1.12 108
48 Pacific Coast Am (west USA / CAN 0 0 0 1 1 5 13 22 30 34 106 1 1 106
49 Gifford Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 1 4 8 15 19 24 27 30 128 1.08 1.01 103
50 New South Wales Am (AUS) 0 0 0 1 3 4 10 14 16 18 66 1.2 1.23 97.4
51 SEC Championship (collegiate, USA) 0 0 1 2 10 14 21 24 29 35 136 0.8 0.88 95.7
52 NCAA D1 Southeast Regional 0 0 1 3 9 15 17 22 25 27 119 0.8 0.98 93.3
54 New Zealand Amateur 0 0 0 2 4 7 9 12 16 16 66 1.25 1.1 90.8
54 Hilo Intercollegiate (HI, USA) 0 0 1 4 7 11 14 21 25 27 110 0.8 1.03 90.6
55 PAC 10 Championship (college, USA) 0 0 0 5 6 9 16 19 23 24 102 1 0.88 89.8
56 General Hackler (college, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 2 8 16 20 27 31 110 0.8 1 88
57 Welsh Open Amateur 0 0 0 1 4 6 11 15 20 24 84 1 1.04 87.4
58 NCAA D1 SoCentral Regional 1 1 1 2 4 8 14 22 24 33 108 0.8 0.98 84.7
59 John Hayt Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 1 2 6 8 13 20 27 27 104 0.8 1 83.2
60 Keperra Bowl (QLD, AUS) 0 0 0 1 4 7 12 14 17 19 74 1 1.12 82.9
61 Nomura Cup (Asia-Pacific) 0 0 0 1 4 6 11 16 22 26 86 1 0.95 81.7
62 French International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 16 21 29 77 1 1.06 81.6
63 USGA State Team 0 0 0 3 4 8 9 17 22 28 91 0.8 1.12 81.5
64 Schenkel E-Z-GO (college, GA, USA) 0 0 1 1 4 8 15 20 24 26 99 0.8 1.02 80.8
65 Home Internationals (GB&I) 0 0 2 6 10 20 24 29 32 34 159 0.7 0.72 80.1
66 NCAA D1 Central Regional 0 0 0 3 6 10 14 19 24 26 102 0.8 0.98 80
67 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 14 19 21 66 1.1 1.09 79.1
68 NCAA D1 Northeast Regional 0 1 1 1 5 9 16 19 20 27 99 0.8 0.98 77.6
69 United States Mid-Amateur 0 0 1 1 3 3 5 10 14 17 54 1.1 1.3 77.2
70 Northern Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 12 15 15 55 1.25 1.12 77
71 NCAA D1 West Regional 0 0 0 2 3 7 14 21 23 28 98 0.08 0.98 76.8
72 Monroe Invitational (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 18 22 24 79 1 0.97 76.6
73 Scottish Amateur 0 0 0 2 3 5 9 12 14 16 61 1 1.22 74.4
74 NCAA D1 Southwest Regional 0 0 0 2 2 7 14 20 24 25 94 0.8 0.98 73.7
75 USC Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 0 2 4 8 15 18 22 23 92 0.8 0.99 72.9
76 Western Refining (college, TX, USA) 1 1 1 5 12 19 25 25 29 31 149 0.8 0.6 71.6
77 Western Province Open Am (RSA) 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 12 13 15 50 1.25 1.14 71.3
78 Federal Open Am (ACT, AUS) 0 0 0 2 4 5 9 11 12 13 68 1 1.08 70.2
79

Hootie at Bulls Bay (college, SC)

0 0 0 0 3 8 13 19 21 22 86 0.8 0.98 67.4
80 Administaff ASU Inv (college, AZ) 0 0 0 0 2 7 13 16 19 24 81 0.8 1.02 66.1
81 Bank of Tennessee (college, USA) 0 0 0 2 4 8 10 14 18 24 80 0.8 1 64
82 Hampshire Salver (England) 0 0 0 2 3 4 9 14 16 16 64 1 0.97 62.1
83 Arizona Intercollegiate (USA) 0 0 0 0 1 5 12 16 20 22 76 0.8 1.02 62
84 Tasmanian Open (Australia) 0 0 0 2 2 3 11 12 14 16 60 1 1.03 61.8
85 Cape Province Stroke (So Africa) 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 13 13 14 53 1 1.16 61.5
86 Big 12 Championship (college, USA) 0 1 1 2 3 6 9 13 15 18 68 1 0.88 59.8
87 Spirit International (TX, USA) 0 1 1 3 8 12 15 20 23 27 87 1 0.68 59.2
88 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 1 1 4 4 5 9 13 15 17 69 1 0.84 58
89 Tillman Trophy (England) 0 0 2 2 2 4 8 10 12 15 55 1 1.05 57.8
90 Italian International Amateur 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 8 14 20 52 1.05 1.05 57.3
91 Southern Cape Stroke (So Africa) 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 11 13 14 51 1 1.11 56.6
92 Australian Interstate 0 0 0 2 5 7 11 14 17 22 78 0.95 0.76 56.3
93 ASU Thunderbird (college, AZ) 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 13 20 22 68 0.8 1.02 55.5
94 Carpet Capital (college, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 4 6 11 17 19 21 78 0.8 0.88 54.9
95 South African Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 11 14 17 53 1 1.03 54.6
96 Asia-Pacific Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 17 19 51 1 0.99 50.5
97 Biarritz Cup (France) 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 9 11 14 45 1 1.12 50.4
98 Mandurah Easter Am (WA, AUS) 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 9 10 13 47 1 1.04 48.9
98 Pacific Northwest Am (CAN/USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 12 15 39 1.1 1.14 48.9
100 Palmetto Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 9 11 16 48 1 1.01 48.5

The top 100 worldwide for 2009 would likely include the Japan Amateur and Korean Amateur
if adequate results data in English were made available by the applicable golf governing bodies
for all includable events in those two countries.

Event ranking is based, in part, on how many rounds are scheduled to be played.
Tournaments shortened due to "acts of god" such as adverse weather are
not penalized for purposes of event ranking.

Field Size factor includes bonus increases for most USGA Championships as
all but one of their individual events have extensive total entries and qualifying sites.
 
Event ranking includes the world's top 100 amateur golf tournaments for the 2009 calendar year plus biannual events last ending in 2008.

 
Event ranking is based on three factors.  The number of top world ranked amateurs factor (field factor) is multiplied times a rounds factor, and again by a size factor.
 
The "field" column is compiled where each top 500 in world amateur is deemed worth a value depending on a player's ranking level as of just before the start of each event.  The value levels are provided in the table below.  The sum of those values equals the Field factor.
 
The “rds" factor takes into consideration all stroke and match rounds.  As a general rule, the more rounds scheduled means the stronger the event all other factors equal.
A "normal" number of rounds includes 72 holes of stroke play and would get a rounds factor of 1.  Rounds for the event ranking means scheduled rounds irrespective of weather shortening.

 
The “size” factor is primarily those starting at the championship with significant consideration for total entries received for the USGA events which has extensive total entries and qualifying at many locations national.  As a general rule, the larger the start field, the stronger the event all other factors equal.  Start size is "net" meaning adjusted by eliminating non-scratch players.  A "normal" size field is 80 to 84 players and would get a size factor of 1.
 
SPWAR finish position points assigned do not directly correspond to this event ranking as this ranking is just for the preceding year's events.  SPWAR finish position points are generally based on an event's average field stats over the preceding three years.
 
SPWAR finish position points have been adjusted based on this current event ranking.
 
The 09 event ranking was upgraded in that the field quality measure was expanded as follows:
- 10 value for world's top ranked amateur
- 9 value for world's #2 ranked amateur
- 8 value for ranking of 3-5
- 7 value for ranking of 6-20
- 6 value for ranking of 21-50
- 5 value for ranking of 51-100
- 4 value for ranking of 101-200

- 3 value for ranking of 201-300
- 2 value for ranking of 301-400
- 1 value for ranking of 401-500
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Among these 100 top amateur events:

- 54 are conducted in the USA annually

- 13 are conducted in GB&I

9 are conducted in Australia

8 are conducted in mainland Europe

6 are conducted in South Africa

2 are conducted in Argentina

2 are conducted in USA or Canada

2 are conducted in Asia or Australia

1 is conducted in Asia

1 is conducted in Canada

1 is conducted in New Zealand

1 is conducted worldwide biannual

  

The tournament ranking was compiled by analyzing in detail over 300 amateur events,

be they with team component or not, that had a remote chance of making the top 100.

In each case, start field size and over how many holes/rounds was carefully documented.  A rare few event start sizes were "adjusted" eliminating those clearly not scratch players.  The dominant factor in ranking events is how many top 500 in world amateurs started the tournament based on the SPWAR as of just before the event begins.  The higher a player is ranked, the greater their inclusion value.

 

The Scratch Players World Amateur Event Ranking is the most accurate ranking of amateur competitions ever created.  Event weighting is, by far, the most important component in any ranking of golfers and the SPWAR has the most accurate and current event weighting in the amateur world.  Nothing else is close which is one reason why the SPWAR is the most accurate ranking of amateurs in golf history.

 

 

 

 

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