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      Amateur Tournament Rank (for 2012 or last conducted if 2011)                                
   
    total ranked at or above X just before start  
Rank       Tournament 1 2 3 4 6 10 15 30 50 100 200 300 400 500 600 rounds size fd qual rds size total
1 British Amateur (UK) 0 1 1 1 1 2 4 13 21 39 77 113 145 166 179 2+78M 288 763 1.11 1.19 1008
2 United States Amateur 1 2 3 3 5 9 12 22 35 47 70 80 97 105 117 2+64M 310 608 1.1 1.33 890
3 Western Amateur (USA) 1 1 2 2 3 6 9 17 27 42 68 87 93 107 115 4+16M 156 580 1.2 1.1 766
4 World Amateur Team (2012 in Turkey) 1 1 2 3 4 6 7 17 24 43 65 78 87 93 97 4 194 528 1 1.14 602
5 European Amateur (2012 in Ireland) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 10 22 53 75 94 104 110 4 144 488 1 1.09 532
6 St Andrews Links Trophy (Scotland) 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 9 15 28 54 77 90 101 103 4 144 484 1 1.09 528
7 NCAA D1 National (USA) 1 2 2 3 4 8 10 16 28 43 67 82 97 105 110 3 156 578 0.8 1.1 509
8 European Amateur Team (2011 numbers) 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 10 25 43 52 64 71 76 2+6MR 120 350 1.02 1.06 378
9 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 10 16 32 48 57 59 63 64 4 78 357 1 0.99 353
10 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 11 29 44 60 67 71 4 141 293 1 1.08 316
10 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 8 13 25 37 49 55 57 61 4 82 316 1 1 316
12 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 7 11 26 52 60 64 66 67 3 90 382 0.8 1.01 309
13 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 3 5 11 15 24 41 47 49 52 54 4 80 304 1 1 304
14 Scottish Open Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 9 19 30 41 49 58 61 4 144 276 1 1.09 301
15 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 6 11 30 39 46 51 57 4 167 250 1 1.11 278
16 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 25 41 49 57 62 4 150 250 1 1.09 272
17 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 9 15 34 44 50 53 55 4 78 269 1 0.99 266
18 Spanish International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 11 23 36 45 53 58 2+32M 120 237 1.05 1.06 264
19 Australian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 14 20 31 37 41 47 2+64M 200 204 1.1 1.14 256
20 Ping Preview (collegiate, USA) 1 2 2 2 3 5 6 10 13 22 36 45 52 53 55 3 75 307 0.8 0.99 243
21 Portuguese International Amateur 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 10 21 32 42 47 53 4 125 214 1 1.07 229
22 Amer Ari Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 1 1 1 2 3 5 6 8 12 17 32 37 43 45 47 3 116 260 0.8 1.05 218
23 Collegiate Masters (Southern Highlands, NV, USA) 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 11 13 23 30 37 42 44 47 3 78 263 0.8 0.99 208
24 Lake Macquarie Amateur (NSW, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 12 16 27 35 39 44 4 170 186 1 1.11 206
25 South Beach International Am (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 16 25 34 40 48 4 198 169 1 1.14 193
26 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 9 11 17 26 30 33 38 4 153 173 1 1.1 190
27 European Nations (Spain) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 5 12 20 28 36 40 45 4 72 192 1 0.98 188
28 Isleworth Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 1 1 2 2 4 5 10 12 19 27 34 36 39 44 3 75 236 0.8 0.99 187
29 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 10 20 28 34 38 41 4 86 183 1 1.01 184
30 New South Wales Amateur (Australia) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 7 12 14 17 21 26 31 4+32M 204 137 1.15 1.14 180
31 United States Public Links 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 11 15 21 25 25 28 2+64M 156 137 1.1 1.18 178
32 US Collegiate (GA, USA) 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 8 13 22 32 40 44 47 3 79 221 0.8 0.99 175
33 PAC 12 Conference (collegiate, western USA) 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 8 14 22 25 25 28 30 4 72 177 1 0.98 173
34 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 8 9 17 25 32 34 34 4 63 178 1 0.95 169
35 Western Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 1 1 2 2 3 3 5 6 8 17 22 29 33 34 36 3 88 202 0.8 1.01 163
36 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 7 15 19 27 30 31 33 4 53 174 1 0.9 157
37 Carpet Capital Collegiate (GA, USA) 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 6 9 13 21 28 30 36 39 3 78 195 0.8 0.99 154
38 NCAA D1 West Regional (USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 4 4 9 22 29 35 38 44 3 75 192 0.8 0.99 152
39 Asia-Pacific Amateur (was Asian Amateur) 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 8 15 21 24 29 35 4 110 144 1 1.05 151
40 NCAA D1 Southwest Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 6 8 12 17 24 30 36 40 3 75 182 0.8 0.99 145
41 French International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 10 17 25 34 40 4 110 136 1 1.05 143
41 NCAA D1 North Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 12 24 30 34 34 39 3 75 180 0.8 0.99 143
43 English Amateur (Englishmen only) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 12 17 21 24 27 2+64M 277 108 1.1 1.19 141
44 Stanford Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 1 2 2 3 4 4 6 11 19 26 26 29 32 3 90 165 0.8 1.01 133
45 NCAA D1 Central Regional (USA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 6 10 19 25 29 33 35 3 75 167 0.8 0.99 132
46 Koch Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 7 14 21 26 29 30 30 3 78 166 0.8 0.99 131
47 Puerto Rico Classic (collegiate) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 12 18 23 29 32 37 3 74 164 0.8 0.98 129
48 NCAA D1 Southeast Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 9 17 23 30 35 39 3 75 162 0.8 0.99 128
48 Northern Open Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 8 16 17 19 24 3+32M 136 95 1.25 1.08 128
50 United States Mid-Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 11 17 24 25 2+64M 260 86 1.1 1.22 115
51 NCAA D1 Atlantic Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 9 15 19 29 30 34 3 75 142 0.8 0.99 112
51 South Africa Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 9 14 22 23 28 4 144 103 1 1.09 112
53 San Diego Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 4 4 8 17 20 23 26 27 3 84 139 0.8 1 111
54 Home Internationals (GB&I) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 9 21 31 36 38 39 6MR 44 181 0.74 0.82 110
54 Schenkel Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4 10 18 20 25 26 29 3 81 137 0.8 1 110
56 ASU Thunderbird (collegiate, AZ, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 5 9 14 19 24 25 28 3 95 132 0.8 1.02 108
57 Barona Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 7 13 19 26 28 28 3 107 129 0.8 1.04 107
58 Trans-Miss Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 11 19 26 29 4 150 95 1 1.09 104
59 Gopher Invitational (collegiate, MN, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 7 15 21 24 26 28 3 77 129 0.8 0.99 102
60 North & South Amateur (NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 10 16 23 28 64M 131 86 1.1 1.07 101
61 Southeastern Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 5 9 16 23 24 25 26 3 60 135 0.8 0.93 100
62 Olympia Fields Intercollegiate (IL, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 5 12 20 23 27 34 3 70 128 0.8 0.97 99.3
63 California State Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 12 17 22 25 2+32M 155 85 1.05 1.1 98.2
64 Patriot All American (AZ, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 9 15 16 19 23 28 3 82 122 0.8 1 97.6
65 Canadian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 9 11 15 19 20 4 236 83 1 1.17 97.1
65 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 7 12 16 17 20 2+64M 143 81 1.1 1.09 97.1
67 Gator Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 7 14 19 23 25 27 3 75 122 0.8 0.99 96.6
68 Aggie Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 8 15 17 21 27 27 3 70 123 0.8 0.97 95.4
68 Azalea Invitational (SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 15 19 22 26 4 117 90 1 1.06 95.4
70 Argentina Amateur (match) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 13 16 17 20 2+64M 81 85 1.1 1 93.5
71 Callaway Match Play (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 16 23 29 30 33 4MR 80 143 0.65 1 92.9
72 Morris Williams (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 9 15 18 22 23 24 3 72 118 0.8 0.98 92.5
73 General Hackler (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 15 17 21 27 29 3 84 115 0.8 1 92
74 ASU Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 5 9 12 15 18 21 26 3 80 114 0.8 1 91.2
75 Mouchy Cup (France) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 12 16 19 25 4 129 85 1 1.07 90.9
76 British Boys (UK) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 7 13 17 24 2+69M 249 69 1.12 1.17 90.4
77 PAC 12 Preview (collegiate, western USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 7 9 11 15 22 23 24 3 60 121 0.8 0.93 90
78 Hootie at Bulls Bay (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 16 17 19 21 26 3 75 113 0.8 0.99 89.5
79 Husky Invitational (college, WA, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 5 10 15 21 24 24 3 74 114 0.8 0.98 89.4
80 Pacific Coast Amateur (western USA/CAN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 13 19 21 22 4 79 89 1 1 89
81 Pate National Intercollegiate (AL, USA) 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 5 7 10 16 19 22 25 3 60 119 0.8 0.93 88.5
82 John Hayt Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 12 18 20 25 28 3 87 109 0.8 1.01 88.1
83 Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 11 15 20 25 31 3 80 110 0.8 1 88
84 Biarritz Cup (France) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 10 13 21 26 4 120 82 1 1.06 86.9
85 Atlantic Coast Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 8 15 18 20 22 27 3 55 119 0.8 0.91 86.6
86 John Burns Intercollegiate (HI, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 11 15 18 22 25 3 104 104 0.8 1.04 86.5
87 Big 12 Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 8 12 14 16 19 19 4 50 98 1 0.88 86.2
88 Australian Interstate (team match) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 9 14 20 22 24 25 7MR 48 125 0.8 0.86 86
89 USGA State Team (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 7 13 18 23 31 3 147 98 0.8 1.09 85.5
90 Woodlands All American (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 8 16 21 24 27 3 81 105 0.8 1 84
91 Tasmanian Open (virtually all amateurs) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 10 12 15 15 19 4 95 82 1 1.02 83.6
92 South Australia Amateur Classic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 9 13 14 16 18 4 81 83 1 1 83
93 Gauteng North Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 8 16 17 21 4 191 72 1 1.13 81.4
93 Spirit International (TX, USA) 11 numbers 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 11 20 21 25 28 30 Birds 39 141 0.75 0.77 81.4
95 Gifford Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 5 9 15 20 22 24 3 72 103 0.8 0.98 80.8
96 Monroe Invitational (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 13 17 18 21 4 78 80 1 0.99 79.2
97 Scottish Amateur (Closed) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 10 13 15 18 256M 256 67 1 1.18 79.1
98 Mackenzie Invitational (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 5 10 15 18 20 20 3 80 97 0.8 1 77.6
99 Irish Amateur Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 7 9 11 15 21 4 118 73 1 1.06 77.4
99 Keperra Bowl (QLD, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 10 11 14 16 17 4 142 71 1 1.09 77.4
   
Event ranking includes the world's top 100 amateur golf tournaments for the 2012 calendar year plus biannual or date change events last ending in 2011.
 
Event ranking is based on three factors.  The number of top world ranked amateurs factor (field quality) is multiplied times a rounds factor, and again by a size factor.
 
The "fd qual" column is compiled where each top 600 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 quality 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 for 2012 points awarded.
 
The event ranking was upgraded in 2012 in that the field quality measure was expanded as follows
:
 - 15 value for world's top ranked amateur
 - 14 value for world's #2 ranked amateur
 - 13 value for world's #3 ranked amateur
 - 12 value for world's #4 ranked amateur
 - 11 value for ranking of 5-6
 - 10 value for ranking of 7-10
 - 9 value for ranking of 11-15
 - 8 value for ranking of 16-30
 - 7 value for ranking of 31-50
 - 6 value for ranking of 51-99
 - 5 value for ranking of 100-199

 - 4 value for ranking of 200-299
 - 3 value for ranking of 300-399
 - 2 value for ranking of 400-499
 - 1 value for ranking of 500-600

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 600 worldwide is maintained every week since 2011 and since the inception of the ranking for the top 500
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Among these 100 top amateur events:

  - 64 are conducted in the USA annually

  - 43 are USA collegiate events

  - 10 are conducted in GB&I

  -  9 are conducted in Australia

  -  7 are conducted in mainland Europe

  -  4 are conducted in South Africa

  -  1 is conducted worldwide biannual

  -  1 is conducted in USA or Canada

  -  1 is conducted in Argentina

  -  1 is conducted in Asia

  -  1 is conducted in Canada

  -  1 is conducted in Puerto Rico

  

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 600 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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      Honorable mention includes the Brabants Open Am in NED, Dunes Medal in AUS, Federal Open Am in AUS, German Int'l Am, Italian Int'l Am, Japan Amateur, Korean Amateur, Linger Longer Invitational in GA (collegiate), Mandurah Open Am in AUS, National Teams in RSA,
New Zealand Amateur, Nomura Cup (Asia-Pacific Team), Orange Bowl Junior in FL, South American Amateur, South of England Am,
Swiss Int'l Am, Tailhade Cup in ARG, Turkish Int'l Am, Welsh Open Am & Western Refining Collegiate in TX.