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Amateur Tournament Rank (for 2010 or last conducted if 2009)

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total ranked at or above top X at start

   
rank        event 1 2 5 20 50 100 200 300 400 500 rounds start field rds size score
1 United States Amateur 1 2 5 12 24 39 69 91 100 113 2+64M 312 456 1.1 1.34 672
2 British Amateur (The Amateur) 0 0 1 6 17 35 64 90 111 129 2+73M 288 453 1.12 1.19 604
3 Western Amateur (IL, USA) 1 1 2 10 20 31 64 72 82 92 4+16M 156 369 1.2 1.1 487
4 World Amateur Team 1 2 3 8 20 38 54 67 80 90 4 184 363 1 1.13 410
5 European Amateur 0 0 1 7 14 29 53 74 87 101 4 144 368 1 1.09 401
6 NCAA D1 National (USA) 1 1 2 9 20 38 66 84 91 101 3 156 417 0.8 1.1 367
7 European Amateur Team 0 0 0 6 14 24 47 60 69 79 2+6MR 118 299 1.07 1.06 339
8 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 0 0 1 4 12 32 42 54 64 67 4 168 276 1 1.11 306
9 St Andrews Links Trophy (SCO) 0 0 2 6 11 20 37 56 63 69 4 143 264 1 1.09 288
10 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 1 2 3 7 17 32 46 52 54 58 4 81 272 1 1 272
11 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 0 0 1 3 12 30 45 53 57 62 4 83 263 1 1 263
12 Dixie Amateur (FL, USA) 1 1 1 6 9 16 29 41 49 57 4 314 210 1 1.2 252
13 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 0 6 10 24 37 48 56 59 4 88 240 1 1.01 242
14 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 0 0 3 6 18 31 51 59 64 67 3 84 299 0.8 1 239
15 Spanish International Amateur 0 0 0 2 7 14 27 39 51 65 2+32M 118 205 1.05 1.06 228
16 Australian Amateur 0 0 0 3 8 13 17 25 34 38 4+32M 239 138 1.25 1.17 202
17 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 0 1 1 3 5 12 24 34 41 44 4 62 212 1 0.94 199
18 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 0 4 8 16 24 38 40 45 4 153 175 1 1.1 192
19 Scratch Players (USA) 0 1 1 4 13 16 26 38 42 47 4 80 188 1 1 188
19 Portuguese Int'l Amateur 0 0 0 0 1 12 25 34 49 56 4 118 177 1 1.06 188
21 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 0 2 5 11 23 33 41 47 4 127 168 1 1.07 180
22 European Nations (Spain) 0 1 2 4 6 13 24 29 39 44 4 72 162 1 0.98 159
23 United States Public Links 1 1 2 4 7 11 17 23 29 29 2+64M 156 124 1.1 1.15 157
24 Hilo Intercollegiate (HI, USA) 1 1 1 5 10 21 30 35 39 41 3 117 184 0.8 1.06 156
25 Southern Highlands (college, NV, USA) 0 0 0 5 11 20 30 37 45 48 3 79 196 0.8 0.99 155
26 Ping Preview (collegiate, USA) 1 1 2 6 12 21 31 36 38 40 3 75 188 0.8 0.99 149
27 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 1 1 1 2 7 16 22 27 33 38 4 84 148 1 1 148
28 English Amateur (Closed) 0 0 1 4 7 11 18 21 24 27 2+82M 179 113 1.12 1.12 145
29 Olympia Fields (Collegiate, IL, USA) 1 1 2 6 11 17 29 35 39 40 3 75 181 0.8 0.99 143
30 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 4 7 12 13 22 28 34 4 152 120 1 1.1 132
31 Asian Amateur 0 0 0 1 4 8 15 27 33 37 4 114 125 1 1.05 131
32 Pacific Coast Am (west USA/CAN) 0 0 0 0 2 8 21 28 33 38 4 84 130 1 1 130
33 US Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 1 1 1 1 6 14 24 29 36 40 3 107 153 0.8 1.04 127
33 Lake Macquarie Am (NSW, AUS) 0 0 0 2 7 12 16 19 23 31 4 197 111 1 1.14 127
35 South of England Amateur 0 0 0 2 5 9 19 22 26 30 4 155 113 1 1.1 124
36 Scottish Open Amateur 0 0 0 1 4 9 17 22 26 30 4 144 112 1 1.09 122
37 Morris Williams (college, TX, USA) 0 0 0 4 8 14 25 29 33 36 3 84 149 0.8 1 119
38 ASU Thunderbird (college, AZ, USA) 1 1 1 2 5 13 22 28 35 38 3 89 146 0.8 1.01 118
39 Isleworth Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 1 5 8 14 25 29 30 32 3 75 144 0.8 0.99 114
40 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 0 0 2 2 4 7 16 21 28 37 4 70 117 1 0.97 113
41 US Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 0 1 4 11 20 29 33 38 3 78 136 0.8 0.99 108
42 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 0 2 9 12 17 19 19 21 22 4 48 121 1 0.86 104
42 PAC 10 Championship (college, USA) 1 1 1 1 5 12 18 21 25 27 4 60 112 1 0.93 104
44 Gifford Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 1 1 4 9 12 19 22 27 33 3 76 128 0.8 0.99 101
45 Azalea Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 1 2 3 7 13 18 23 28 4 110 95 1 1.05 99.8
46 USC Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 0 1 5 9 19 25 31 34 3 80 124 0.8 1 99.2
47 Keperra Bowl (QLD, AUS) 0 0 1 2 6 9 12 16 20 22 4 154 88 1 1.1 96.8
48 Aggie Invitational (TX, USA) 0 0 0 4 6 12 17 23 28 31 3 78 121 0.8 0.99 95.8
49 NCAA D1 Central Regional (USA) 0 0 0 3 5 8 18 27 29 30 3 75 120 0.8 0.99 95
50 Puerto Rico Classic (college) 0 0 1 3 10 14 16 20 26 28 3 75 118 0.8 0.99 93.5
51 Argentina Amateur (match) 0 0 0 0 4 8 12 16 21 22 2+64M 94 83 1.1 1.02 93.1
52 Administaff ASU Inv (college, GA, USA) 0 0 1 1 6 9 16 23 27 29 3 93 112 0.8 1.02 91.4
53 Canadian Amateur 0 0 0 1 3 4 10 16 20 24 4 240 78 1 1.17 91.3
54 NCAA D1 East Regional (USA) 0 1 1 1 7 12 17 21 25 30 3 75 115 0.8 0.99 91.1
55 Big 12 Championship (college, USA) 0 0 0 4 5 9 14 17 22 24 4 60 95 1 0.93 88.4
56 Home Internationals (team match, GB&I) 1 1 1 3 9 19 22 26 30 33 6MR 44 145 0.74 0.82 88
57 French International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 15 24 34 4 109 83 1 1.04 86.3
58 NCAA D1 SE Regional (USA) 0 0 0 3 7 10 15 21 25 27 3 75 108 0.8 0.99 85.5
59 Hootie at Bulls Bay (college, SC, USA) 0 0 0 2 7 10 16 21 24 27 3 75 107 0.8 0.99 84.7
60 Callaway Match Play (college, USA) 1 1 1 2 4 13 19 23 31 35 4MR 80 130 0.65 1 84.5
61 Linger Longer Inv (college, GA, USA) 0 0 1 5 8 13 16 18 21 21 3 93 103 0.8 1.02 84
62 Western Refining (college, TX, USA) 1 1 3 5 10 17 27 29 29 30 3 31 152 0.8 0.69 83.9
63 Nomura Cup (Asia-Pacific) 09 stats 0 0 0 1 4 6 11 16 22 26 4 67 86 1 0.96 82.6
64 John Hayt Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 1 2 3 9 14 20 26 27 3 84 102 0.8 1 81.6
65 New South Wales Amateur (AUS) 0 0 0 3 3 5 6 8 14 19 4+32M 240 58 1.2 1.17 81.4
66 NCAA D1 West Regional (USA) 1 1 1 1 2 6 15 18 24 33 3 75 102 0.8 0.99 80.8
67 Schenkel E-Z-GO (GA, USA) 0 0 1 2 5 9 15 18 24 26 3 81 100 0.8 1 80
68 Western Province Open Am (RSA) 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 14 16 16 4+32M 156 58 1.25 1.1 79.8
69 Prestige at PGA WEST (CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 4 9 17 20 22 27 3 81 99 0.8 1 79.2
70 Carpet Capital Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 1 4 7 12 17 19 21 24 3 60 105 0.8 0.93 78.1
71 NCAA D1 SW Regional (USA) 0 0 0 1 2 6 13 18 25 33 3 75 98 0.8 0.99 77.6
71 Battle at the Beach (CA, USA) 1 1 1 1 2 9 16 20 22 23 3 86 96 0.8 1.01 77.6
73 NCAA D1 So Cen Regional (USA) 0 0 0 3 4 9 15 18 23 25 3 75 97 0.8 0.99 76.8
74 North & South Amateur (NC, USA) 0 0 0 3 4 7 8 14 19 21 1+64M 121 76 0.95 1.06 76.5
75 Tailhade Cup (ARG) 0 0 0 0 3 6 9 14 18 21 4 104 71 1 1.04 73.8
76 Federal Open Am (ACT, AUS) 09 stats 0 0 0 2 4 5 9 11 12 13 4 130 68 1 1.07 72.8
77 SEC Championship (college, USA) 0 0 0 2 6 11 15 18 20 24 3 60 96 0.8 0.93 71.4
78 Australia Interstate (team match) 0 0 0 2 5 7 11 14 17 22 10MR 49 78 1.05 0.87 71.3
79 Nicklaus Invitational (OH, USA) 1 1 2 4 6 7 13 17 22 24 3 52 97 0.8 0.89 69.1
80 French International Match Am 0 0 0 0 2 5 6 11 16 22 2+32M 123 62 1.05 1.06 69
81 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 12 16 17 2+64M 138 57 1.1 1.08 61.6
82 USGA State Team 0 0 0 1 2 4 11 14 18 26 3 155 76 0.8 1.1 66.9
83 Welsh Open Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 15 18 22 4 120 63 1 1.06 66.8
84 Brickyard Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 1 3 5 9 12 15 17 21 3 84 83 0.8 1 66.4
85 Irish Amateur Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 12 17 22 4 119 61 1 1.06 64.7
86 Mouchy Cup (FRA) 0 0 0 1 2 4 7 12 16 18 4 131 60 1 1.07 64.2
87 Boland Open Amateur (RSA) 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 14 15 15 4 136 59 1 1.08 63.7
88 United States Junior 0 0 0 0 3 3 7 11 12 13 2+64M 156 49 1.1 1.15 59.3
89 Lexus Classic (CA, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 3 8 15 21 23 3 99 75 0.8 1.03 61.8
90 General Hackler (SC, USA) 0 0 0 2 4 7 9 17 18 21 3 72 78 0.8 0.98 61.2
91 Arizona Intercollegiate (USA) 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 18 20 25 3 76 77 0.8 0.99 61
92 Mandurah Easter Am (WA, AUS) 0 0 0 2 4 6 9 12 13 13 4 114 58 1 1.05 60.9
93 Wolfpack Intercollegiate (NC, USA) 0 0 0 2 2 5 9 14 19 22 3 90 73 0.8 1.01 59
94 United States Mid-Amateur 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 7 9 15 2+64M 264 42 1.1 1.26 58.2
95 Biarritz Cup (FRA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 12 14 18 4 154 52 1 1.1 57.2
96 Tasmanian Open (AUS) 0 0 0 3 5 8 8 8 12 13 4 81 57 1 1 57
97 California State Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 14 19 2+32M 156 49 1.05 1.1 56.9
98 ACC Championship (college, USA) 0 0 0 2 3 5 10 16 20 20 3 55 76 0.8 0.91 55.3
99 Scottish Amateur (closed) 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 9 11 14 256M 256 46 1 1.18 54.3
100 Hampshire Salver (ENG) 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 11 14 17 4 72 54 1 0.98 52.9
   
Event ranking includes the world's top 100 amateur golf tournaments for the 2010 calendar year plus biannual or date change events last ending in 2009.
 
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.  This factor was adjusted slightly from 2009 to 2010 diluting advantage of larger fields while enhancing smaller size fields.
 
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 event ranking was upgraded in 09 in that the field quality measure was expanded as follows
(same for 2010):
 - 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

Again, the applicable ranking position for purposes of measuring field quality is always as of just prior to the start of any event. A record of the top 500 worldwide is maintained every week since the inception of the ranking.
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Among these 100 top amateur events:

  - 58 are conducted in the USA annually

  - 40 are USA collegiate events

  - 12 are conducted in GB&I

  - 10 are conducted in Australia

  -  9 are conducted in mainland Europe

  -  3 are conducted in South Africa

  -  2 are conducted in Argentina

  -  1 is conducted in USA or Canada

  -  1 is conducted in Australasia

  -  1 is conducted in Asia

  -  1 is conducted in Canada

  -  1 is conducted in Puerto Rico

  -  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 100In each case, start field size and over how many holes/rounds was carefully documented.  A 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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The top 100 events worldwide for 2010 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 male events have extensive total entries and qualifying sites. This bonus factor would apply to any event once total paid entries exceeds 2000.