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Amateur Tournament Rank (for 2011 or last conducted if 2010)

click HERE for 2010 amateur event ranking

click HERE for 2009 amateur event ranking

click HERE for 2008    click HERE for 2007

 
   
      total ranked at or above 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 16 34 57 80 101 113 125 2+64M 315 534 1.1 1.34 787
2 Western Amateur (USA) 1 2 4 14 33 45 76 102 106 111 4+16M 156 494 1.2 1.1 652
3 British Amateur (UK) 0 0 2 6 16 33 69 93 115 132 2+65M 288 466 1.11 1.19 616
4 World Amateur Team (2010 numbers) 1 2 3 8 20 38 54 67 80 90 4 184 363 1 1.13 410
5 NCAA D1 National (USA) 1 2 3 10 21 45 69 91 101 110 3 156 453 0.8 1.1 399
6 European Amateur 0 0 0 0 8 21 43 68 85 95 4 144 320 1 1.09 349
7 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 0 0 2 10 22 41 57 65 68 69 4 87 334 1 1 334
8 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 0 0 0 7 14 26 46 60 67 75 4 168 295 1 1.11 327
9 St Andrews Links Trophy (Scotland) 0 0 2 6 15 24 45 56 66 75 4 144 289 1 1.09 315
10 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 1 1 1 8 18 33 46 57 62 66 4 84 293 1 1 293
11 European Amateur Team 0 0 1 3 10 25 43 53 64 71 2+6MR 120 270 1.02 1.06 292
12 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 1 1 3 7 15 26 48 57 60 64 3 90 292 0.8 1.01 236
13 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 1 4 7 17 31 43 52 61 4 140 216 1 1.08 233
14 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 1 4 6 16 34 42 51 56 4 147 210 1 1.09 229
15 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 0 0 0 4 10 22 35 45 51 57 4 75 223 1 0.99 221
16 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 0 7 14 23 33 41 46 49 4 75 213 1 0.99 211
17 Spanish International Amateur 0 0 1 4 7 13 21 36 45 58 2+32M 113 185 1.05 1.05 204
18 Australian Amateur 0 0 0 1 5 10 16 24 34 41 4+32M 247 131 1.25 1.17 192
19 Portuguese Int'l Amateur 0 0 0 2 3 12 21 38 49 52 4 119 177 1 1.06 188
20 United States Public Links 0 0 0 4 7 9 23 29 31 33 2+64M 155 136 1.1 1.18 177
21 European Nations (Spain) 0 0 1 5 9 18 25 31 41 46 4 75 176 1 0.99 174
22 New South Wales Amateur (Australia) 0 0 1 3 4 12 18 22 26 27 4+32M 245 113 1.25 1.17 165
23 US Collegiate (GA, USA) 1 1 2 6 12 19 28 34 43 46 3 75 192 0.8 0.99 152
24 SH Collegiate Masters (NV, USA) 1 1 2 4 12 21 31 37 40 41 3 80 190 0.8 1 152
25 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 0 1 1 4 7 10 25 29 33 40 4 86 150 1 1 150
26 Amer Ari Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 0 1 1 6 12 22 28 32 35 39 3 114 176 0.8 1.05 148
27 Lake Macquarie Amateur (NSW, AUS) 0 0 1 3 7 13 19 25 30 32 4 168 130 1 1.11 144
28 Pacific Coast Amateur (west USA/CAN) 0 0 0 1 4 7 20 30 35 42 4 80 139 1 1 139
29 Asian Amateur 0 0 1 4 6 11 17 23 27 30 4 110 119 1 1.05 125
30 South Africa Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 2 2 9 19 23 26 32 4 143 113 1 1.09 123
31 Western Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 0 1 1 4 10 14 21 30 32 37 3 92 150 0.8 1.02 122
32 Scottish Open Amateur 0 0 0 4 5 9 16 21 26 36 4 144 111 1 1.09 121
33 Patriot All American (AZ, USA) 0 0 1 3 10 12 20 28 35 38 3 82 147 0.8 1 118
34 Isleworth Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 1 5 9 13 21 30 34 38 3 74 151 0.8 0.98 118
35 Welsh Open Amateur 0 0 1 3 4 8 18 23 24 29 4 120 110 1 1.06 117
36 Northern Open Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 1 6 15 21 23 25 3+32M 157 91 1.15 1.1 115
37 PAC 10 (collegiate, western USA) 0 1 1 3 8 12 17 24 26 31 4 60 123 1 0.93 114
38 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 0 0 0 0 4 6 18 23 31 37 4 65 119 1 0.96 114
39 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 0 1 2 7 13 20 22 27 27 4 54 126 1 0.9 113
40 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 1 4 7 12 17 26 34 4 157 101 1 1.1 111
41 Callaway Match Play (collegiate, USA) 0 0 2 3 9 19 27 34 37 39 4MR 80 170 0.65 1 110
42 USC Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 1 1 1 7 14 23 26 32 33 3 80 138 0.8 1 110
43 Prestige at PGA WEST (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 2 4 6 10 21 28 32 34 3 84 137 0.8 1 110
44 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 1 5 15 20 24 27 2+64M 135 92 1.1 1.08 109
45 Olympia Fields Intercollegiate (IL, USA) 0 1 2 4 8 13 18 25 32 34 3 75 137 0.8 0.99 109
45 Hootie at Bulls Bay (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 2 6 11 21 28 33 36 3 75 137 0.8 0.99 109
47 South Beach Int'l Amateur (FL, USA) 0 0 1 2 5 9 14 17 23 26 4 152 97 1 1.1 107
48 English Amateur (Englishmen only) 0 0 0 1 2 6 13 15 18 26 2+64M 279 81 1.1 1.19 106
49 Canadian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 7 15 19 22 25 4 239 88 1 1.17 103
49 NCAA D1 SoCentral Regional (USA) 1 2 2 5 7 11 15 25 29 33 3 75 130 0.8 0.99 103
51 NCAA D1 Central Regional (USA) 0 0 2 4 5 13 19 24 29 33 3 75 129 0.8 0.99 102
52 ASU Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 1 5 8 14 18 24 27 30 3 93 123 0.8 1.02 100
53 Gifford Collegiate (CA, USA) 1 1 3 5 10 11 22 23 25 26 3 72 127 0.8 0.98 100
54 Azalea Invitational (SC, USA) 0 0 0 2 5 7 14 19 22 25 4 109 94 1 1.04 97.8
55 French International Amateur 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 18 26 32 4 105 92 1 1.05 96.6
56 SEC (collegiate, USA) 0 0 1 4 8 15 20 22 27 30 3 60 127 0.8 0.93 94.5
57 Irish Amateur Open 0 1 1 1 1 6 11 18 22 28 4 119 89 1 1.06 94.3
58 NCAA D1 Southeast Regional (USA) 0 0 0 2 5 9 19 23 29 32 3 75 119 0.8 0.99 94.2
58 Puerto Rico Classic (collegiate) 1 1 2 4 8 12 19 23 24 25 3 75 119 0.8 0.99 94.2
60 Gauteng North Stroke (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 2 6 14 18 21 27 4 107 88 1 1.04 91.5
61 NCAA D1 West Regional (USA) 0 0 0 1 2 8 18 25 29 32 3 75 115 0.8 0.99 91.1
62 Linger Longer Inv (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 1 2 4 5 12 15 15 18 19 3 74 91 0.8 0.98 90.2
63 NCAA D1 East Regional (USA) 0 0 0 1 5 9 17 23 27 31 3 75 113 0.8 0.99 89.5
64 Home Internationals (GB&I) 0 0 0 2 7 14 27 29 33 35 6MR 44 147 0.74 0.82 89.2
65 Monroe Invitational (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 2 5 10 18 23 32 4 78 90 1 0.99 89.1
66 Argentina Amateur (match)  0 0 0 2 2 5 9 16 18 20 2+64M 83 79 1.1 1 86.9
67 Trans-Miss Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 4 12 18 21 25 4 137 80 1 1.08 86.4
68 Turkish International Amateur 0 0 0 1 4 6 12 17 22 24 4 79 86 1 0.99 85.1
69 NCAA D1 Southwest Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 3 8 14 23 26 32 3 75 106 0.8 0.99 84
70 Battle at the Beach (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 2 5 9 16 20 24 28 3 82 104 0.8 1 83.2
71 Keperra Bowl (QLD, AUS) 0 0 0 1 4 5 10 12 21 22 4 152 75 1 1.1 82.5
72 Aggie Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA) 1 1 1 3 7 10 13 18 22 25 3 70 106 0.8 0.97 82.3
73 Conference Challenge (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 1 3 5 13 22 26 32 3 75 102 0.8 0.99 80.8
74 Scottish Amateur (Closed) 0 0 0 1 2 6 10 11 18 20 256M 256 68 1 1.18 80.2
75 Big 12 Conference (collegiate, USA) 1 1 1 3 6 9 13 15 18 19 4 59 86 1 0.93 80
76 Carpet Capital Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 3 10 14 19 26 32 3 60 104 0.8 0.93 77.4
77 Pate National Intercollegiate (AL, USA) 0 0 0 3 7 9 15 19 24 26 3 60 103 0.8 0.93 76.6
78 Tailhade Cup (Argentina) 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 15 19 21 4 103 70 1 1.04 72.8
78 Schenkel Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 1 5 6 13 18 23 25 3 84 91 0.8 1 72.8
80 California State Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 13 18 19 2+32M 156 62 1.05 1.1 71.6
81 Mouchy Cup (France) 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 14 18 20 4 133 66 1 1.08 71.3
82 Morris Williams (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 0 0 1 5 8 14 18 20 23 3 80 89 0.8 1 71.2
83 Western Refining Collegiate (TX,USA) 0 0 0 5 10 16 25 26 27 27 3 27 136 0.8 0.65 70.7
84 Dixie Amateur (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 12 18 22 4 215 61 1 1.15 70.2
85 Gator Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 1 4 7 11 15 22 26 3 75 86 0.8 0.99 68.1
85 ASU Thunderbird (collegiate, AZ, USA) 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 18 20 25 3 75 86 0.8 0.99 68.1
87 Bank of Tennessee Collegiate (USA) 0 0 0 0 5 9 13 13 20 25 3 81 85 0.8 1 68
88 Biarritz Cup (France) 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 13 17 22 4 154 61 1 1.1 67.1
89 USGA State Team (2010 numbers) 0 0 0 1 2 4 11 14 18 26 3 155 76 0.8 1.1 66.9
90 Nicklaus Invitational (collegiate, OH, USA) 0 0 0 2 6 7 13 17 20 24 3 60 89 0.8 0.93 66.2
91 World Universaide 0 0 0 1 2 5 8 13 17 20 4 77 66 1 0.99 65.3
92 South of England Amateur 0 0 0 0 2 6 9 10 13 21 4 132 61 1 1.07 65.3
93 John Hayt Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 1 3 5 13 15 21 22 3 84 80 0.8 1 64
94 Mackenzie Invitational (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 1 4 4 11 15 21 23 3 80 79 0.8 1 63.2
95 General Hackler (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 2 4 5 12 16 18 21 3 90 78 0.8 1.01 63
96 Spirit International (TX, USA) 0 0 0 1 3 11 20 21 25 28 Birds 39 109 0.75 0.77 62.9
97 Walker Cup (USA or UK) 1 2 5 12 17 18 20 20 20 20 4MR 20 135 0.8 0.58 62.6
98 Brickyard Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 0 1 3 6 10 15 20 22 3 84 77 0.8 1 61.6
99 John Burns Intercollegiate (HI, USA) 0 0 0 0 3 4 11 15 19 20 3 93 72 0.8 1.02 58.8
100 Atlantic Coast Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 2 6 13 16 20 22 3 54 79 0.8 0.9 56.9
            Honorable mention in order of event score are:Terra Cotta Inv in FL, North & South Am in NC, Hampshire Salver in ENG,
            
Duck Invitational in OR, Western Province Open Am in RSA, Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in TX,
            
Kwa Zulu Natal Open Am in RSA, US Mid-Amateur, Palmetto Am in SC, Big 10 Conference in USA,
            
Nomura Cup in Asia-Pacific, Australian Interstate and South Australia Amateur Classic.
   
Event ranking includes the world's top 100 amateur golf tournaments for the 2011 calendar year plus biannual or date change events last ending in 2010.
 
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 & 2011):
 - 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
Player values will adjust starting in 2012 with #1 at 15 scaling down to 1 for 600th ranked player.

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 (
top 600 starting in 2012).
   
 
 
 

 

Among these 100 top amateur events:

  - 62 are conducted in the USA annually

  - 42 are USA collegiate events

  - 11 are conducted in GB&I

  -  8 are conducted in mainland Europe

  -  6 are conducted in Australia

  -  4 are conducted in South Africa

  -  2 are conducted in Argentina

  -  2 are conducted worldwide biannual

  -  1 is conducted in USA or Canada

  -  1 is conducted in Asia

  -  1 is conducted in Canada

  -  1 is conducted in Puerto Rico

  -  1 is conducted in Turkey

  

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 2011 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.