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0Rank 0Tournament 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 15 20 30 50 70 99 199 299 399 499 599 699 799 ### rounds 0size 0qual 0rds 0size 0total
1 United States Amateur 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 15 19 27 39 51 61 93 123 135 150 159 170 177 195 2+64M 312 1481 1.1 1.33 2167
2 British Amateur (UK) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 8 19 25 38 73 100 124 147 170 194 209 232 2+79M 288 1351 1.11 1.18 1770
3 Western Amateur (USA) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 10 12 14 20 34 46 63 99 118 126 128 131 135 136 140 4+16M 156 1264 1.2 1.1 1668
4 NCAA D1 National (USA) 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 12 16 20 33 44 49 80 102 114 120 133 138 142 142 4+8M 156 1199 1.15 1.1 1517
5 South Beach International Am (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 5 10 15 42 66 90 108 125 139 151 166 4 210 925 1 1.15 1064
6 European Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 17 22 33 55 71 89 99 109 118 120 129 4 144 875 1 1.09 954
7 World Amateur Team 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 7 10 14 19 27 37 58 69 78 84 95 103 109 119 4 192 842 1 1.13 951
8 St Andrews Links Trophy (Scotland) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 8 13 18 25 44 61 72 83 91 110 114 125 4 144 778 1 1.09 848
9 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 13 20 26 61 71 79 86 86 87 87 87 4 98 757 1 1.03 780
10 Trans-Miss Amateur (western USA) 0 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 11 13 14 33 52 72 83 94 98 104 112 4 142 715 1 1.09 779
11 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 0 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 8 9 17 28 33 53 65 73 74 76 76 77 79 4 92 723 1 1.02 737
12 European Amateur Team 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 7 13 17 24 35 43 55 58 61 69 71 76 2+6MR 96 536 1.02 1.02 558
13 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 11 13 24 40 46 51 61 67 73 79 4 168 481 1 1.11 534
14 Pacific Coast Amateur (western USA/CAN) 0 1 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 8 10 13 19 19 34 39 45 49 53 56 60 62 4 84 508 1 1 508
15 Australian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 11 12 21 24 34 40 44 48 52 62 2+64M 233 361 1.1 1.16 461
16 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 5 10 12 21 34 37 46 53 58 62 73 4 149 418 1 1.09 456
17 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 6 11 18 33 44 47 49 52 53 57 59 4 78 442 1 0.99 438
18 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 5 8 11 17 25 41 49 53 58 62 63 65 70 3 84 541 0.8 1 433
18 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 11 17 25 35 43 50 55 64 77 4 144 397 1 1.09 433
20 Southeastern Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 7 11 14 18 30 39 42 44 46 48 50 54 3+8M 70 424 1.05 0.97 432
21 Spanish International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 9 16 22 32 45 56 60 64 75 2+32M 120 381 1.05 1.06 424
22 Scottish Open Amateur 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 6 10 12 16 23 28 38 43 56 64 72 4 144 384 1 1.09 419
23 North & South Amateur (NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 5 13 21 34 38 46 47 49 53 2+32M 86 391 1.05 1.01 415
24 Southern Highlands Collegiate (NV, USA) 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 8 16 19 20 35 43 46 52 53 56 58 61 3 80 515 0.8 1 412
25 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 10 17 25 31 38 43 49 54 61 2+64M 138 338 1.1 1.08 402
26 Cape Province Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 9 23 28 34 36 44 50 55 60 4 178 349 1 1.12 391
27 South Africa Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 5 24 30 38 38 46 52 59 68 4 144 358 1 1.09 390
28 GC of Georgia Collegiate (GA, USA) 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 7 7 9 15 17 21 38 40 44 48 49 51 52 55 3 78 480 0.8 0.99 380
29 Nike Collegiate (TX, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 6 6 6 11 15 17 20 31 36 43 47 49 54 55 57 3 75 475 0.8 0.99 376
30 Asia-Pacific Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 8 10 19 26 33 39 45 48 53 59 4 110 354 1 1.05 372
31 Canadian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 9 15 20 29 38 41 45 50 57 4 258 312 1 1.18 368
32 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 8 12 14 25 28 37 38 40 41 44 53 4 78 353 1 0.99 349
33 Patriot All America (AZ, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 8 11 24 38 45 50 54 58 60 63 3 84 432 0.8 1 346
34 Tavistock Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 6 7 10 13 27 35 39 45 50 51 55 58 3 90 424 0.8 1.01 343
35 Irish Amateur Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 8 10 15 24 29 31 36 41 47 63 4 143 312 1 1.09 340
36 European Nations (Spain) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 9 10 23 28 36 39 44 46 48 53 4 71 343 1 0.98 336
36 Olympia Fields Intercollegiate (IL, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 6 6 13 16 22 31 35 38 40 42 49 50 56 3 78 424 0.8 0.99 336
38 Amer Ari Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 6 6 7 8 12 19 30 41 47 51 53 58 60 65 3 120 483 0.8 1.06 335
38 Cabo Collegiate (Mexico) 0 0 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 13 17 19 27 33 39 42 43 45 47 52 3 80 419 0.8 1 335
40 African Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 7 9 19 27 34 38 40 42 45 51 4 89 321 1 1.01 324
40 Monroe Invitational (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 5 14 26 33 40 45 48 50 55 4 81 324 1 1 324
42 Portuguese International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 6 14 21 36 43 49 56 70 4 120 302 1 1.06 320
43 Goodwin (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 5 8 11 13 19 23 29 39 45 50 53 58 3 126 372 0.8 1.07 318
44 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 4 7 8 12 19 30 42 45 51 52 54 4 66 330 1 0.96 317
45 NCAA D1 Regional (USA, average of 6) top 1000 players varies per Regional 3 75 385 0.8 0.99 305
50 Aggie Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 6 8 16 29 38 39 44 44 46 48 48 3 75 382 0.8 1 303
51 PAC 12 Conference (collegiate, western USA) 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 5 5 5 6 8 10 12 15 22 25 30 32 33 34 36 4 72 296 1 0.98 290
52 New South Wales Amateur (Australia) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 5 6 13 16 19 22 25 28 30 35 4+32M 226 208 1.15 1.15 275
53 Carpet Capital Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 9 23 30 35 39 44 47 50 52 3 81 337 0.8 1 270
54 Big 12 Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 7 8 13 22 28 33 35 35 36 37 38 4 50 306 1 0.88 269
55 Western Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 6 6 6 8 12 14 15 22 26 31 34 39 40 42 46 3 92 328 0.8 1.02 268
56 Trinity Forest Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 6 8 10 11 21 27 30 33 35 41 41 41 3 78 337 0.8 0.99 267
57 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 5 9 19 25 33 34 37 42 45 4 93 258 1 1.02 263
58 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 9 15 19 28 31 36 37 37 39 4 70 262 1 0.97 254
59 English Amateur (Englishmen only) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 7 9 16 20 24 28 36 44 2+64M 287 192 1.11 1.18 251
60 Avondale Amateur Medal (NSW, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 6 8 13 18 22 27 27 32 35 40 4 120 236 1 1.06 250
61 Valspar Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 6 8 9 13 26 28 31 35 38 41 44 48 3 78 340 0.8 0.99 245
62 Prestige at PGA West (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 5 7 9 19 28 31 33 36 36 41 44 3 78 300 0.8 0.99 238
63 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 8 14 18 22 25 25 28 34 37 4 120 223 1 1.06 236
64 Gator Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 6 7 8 13 20 24 31 35 39 45 47 3 81 292 0.8 1 234
64 Gopher Invitational (collegiate, MN, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 7 17 26 32 37 38 39 39 44 3 87 289 0.8 1.01 234
66 Hootie at Bulls Bay (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 15 24 31 36 38 43 43 47 3 81 289 0.8 1 231
67 General Hackler (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 6 20 28 33 35 35 38 38 40 3 84 285 0.8 1 228
68 Maxwell (collegiate) 36 holes in 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 7 15 23 28 36 39 39 42 45 3 80 284 0.8 1 227
69 French International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 8 15 18 25 28 32 35 48 4 98 217 1 1.03 224
70 Latin America Amateur  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 4 6 9 13 17 24 28 30 33 39 4 108 213 1 1.04 222
71 Puerto Rico Classic (collegiate) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 7 18 25 30 34 35 37 39 44 3 75 279 0.8 0.99 221
72 Mason Rudolph (collegiate, TN, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 5 7 9 13 20 26 30 33 35 38 41 3 78 276 0.8 0.99 219
72 Northern Open Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 5 8 14 17 18 19 22 22 27 4+32M 141 162 1.25 1.08 219
74 South American Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 7 16 22 27 31 33 38 39 4 70 225 1 0.97 218
75 Atlantic Coast Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 7 10 17 25 30 32 36 36 38 42 3 60 289 0.8 0.93 215
76 Sea Best Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 4 6 14 20 25 29 34 35 39 43 3 82 267 0.8 1 214
77 Augusta Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 10 16 23 29 32 36 40 44 3 78 269 0.8 0.99 213
78 Nomura Cup (Asia-Pacific Team) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 7 12 16 21 24 26 28 29 34 4 85 208 1 1.01 210
78 San Diego Classic (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 5 5 9 18 20 26 32 37 43 48 3 88 260 0.8 1.01 210
80 Western Province Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 4 9 11 14 17 19 21 25 30 4+32M 121 157 1.25 1.06 208
81 Ka'anapali Collegiate (HI, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 9 16 22 28 31 33 37 39 3 115 239 0.8 1.05 201
82 Gauteng North Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 11 14 16 19 22 25 26 32 4 183 179 1 1.12 200
83 Linger Longer Inv (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 7 13 17 23 28 32 37 38 41 3 84 246 0.8 1 197
84 Myers Invitational (collegiate, NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 7 8 10 15 19 24 26 28 29 29 34 3 72 250 0.8 0.98 196
85 Big 10 Conference (collegiate) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 4 4 12 16 20 21 22 25 27 31 4 70 200 1 0.97 194
86 British Boys (UK) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 9 17 22 29 45 2+70M 252 147 1.11 1.18 193
86 California State Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 5 10 14 19 22 26 29 35 2+32M 154 167 1.05 1.1 193
86 United States Junior 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 6 10 13 16 20 24 28 32 2+64M 156 157 1.1 1.12 193
89 Schenkel Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 19 24 28 31 32 34 38 3 81 239 0.8 1 191
90 Carmel Cup (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 5 7 11 20 21 28 29 32 33 33 35 3 48 268 0.8 0.86 184
91 Arizona Intercollegiate (USA) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 6 6 11 16 22 22 27 30 31 39 3 89 224 0.8 1.01 181
92 Central Gauteng Open Am (RSA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 7 12 15 18 21 23 24 24 4 172 159 1 1.12 178
93 Princeville Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 5 13 15 19 23 25 27 31 33 3 113 209 0.8 1.05 176
93 Sun Bowl Classic (TX, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 8 15 18 22 28 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 3 30 324 0.8 0.68 176
95 Pate National Intercollegiate (AL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 5 6 16 21 24 26 31 32 32 37 3 60 235 0.8 0.93 175
96 Southwestern Inv (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 5 5 7 13 15 18 21 23 29 33 36 3 84 216 0.8 1 173
97 Free State Open Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 9 14 16 17 18 19 24 26 4 153 154 1 1.1 169
98 John Burns Intercollegiate (HI, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 6 6 10 16 20 23 27 29 30 34 3 88 205 0.8 1.01 166
99 Home Internationals (GB&I) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 11 18 26 32 34 35 35 35 38 6MR 44 276 0.74 0.81 165
100 Marquette Intercollegiate (WI, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 5 9 15 19 20 25 28 30 32 3 86 203 0.8 1.01 164
100 Southwestern Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 14 22 26 32 39 4 156 149 1 1.1 164
HM Bandon Dunes Collegiate (OR, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 13 15 20 22 26 28 31 33 3 90 199 0.8 1.01 161
HM Maui Jim Intercollegiate (AZ, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 5 14 17 23 25 27 27 27 30 3 77 203 0.8 0.99 161
HM Shoal Creek (collegiate, AL, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 6 12 13 18 19 23 25 26 33 3 71 202 0.8 0.98 158
HM St Mary's Invitational (collegiate) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 5 8 12 16 22 27 28 32 40 3 100 189 0.8 1.03 156
HM All-American Intercollegiate (TX, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 7 11 14 15 18 24 26 26 29 3 96 189 0.8 1.02 154
HM Junior Invitational (SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 9 15 19 25 25 29 34 39 3 54 215 0.8 0.9 154
HM German International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 12 16 21 25 30 37 4 123 149 1 1.06 153
HM Boilermaker Invitational (collegiate, IN, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 15 19 19 22 22 24 28 29 3 84 190 0.8 1 152
HM Irish Creek Collegiate (NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 10 13 14 18 24 25 29 34 3 93 184 0.8 1.02 150
HM Italian International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 8 12 14 16 17 24 34 4 131 140 1 1.07 150
HM Tiger Invitational (collegiate, AL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 11 18 20 28 30 32 37 3 99 182 0.8 1.03 150
HM Bank of Tennessee Collegiate (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 16 19 20 23 23 25 29 3 84 182 0.8 1 147
HM United States Four Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 10 10 12 15 16 19 28 2+64M 256 116 1.05 1.21 147
HM Oppenheimer Trophy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 6 11 13 15 18 20 22 22 4 94 142 1 1.02 145
HM Australian Interstate (team match) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 7 11 13 15 17 18 21 23 24 8MR 56 158 1 0.91 144
HM Mackenzie Invitational (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 6 11 14 20 22 24 27 31 3 88 178 0.8 1.01 144
HM ASU Thunderbird (collegiate, AZ, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 6 6 9 13 16 16 17 20 23 26 3 84 176 0.8 1 141

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Among these 100 top amateur events thru August of 2017:

  - 60 are conducted in the USA annually

  - 48 are USA D1 collegiate events

  -  9 are conducted in South Africa annually

  -  9 are conducted in GB&I annually

  -  5 are conducted in Australia annually

  -  4 are conducted in Latin America annually

  -  4 are conducted on continental Europe annually

  -  2 are conducted in Europe annually

  -  2 are conducted in Australasia

  -  1 is conducted worldwide biennual

  -  1 is conducted in Canada

  

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 1000 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 colored box at the bottom of this webpage details those changes.

 

 

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.

 

 

 


"The Gold Standard in Amateur Golf Rankings Worldwide"

 

 

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of the amateur player ranking.


 

 
       
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 "qual" column is compiled where each top 1000 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 unless shortened by more than one round.  Weather shortened events in the ranking have their "rds" factor shaded yellow.  Weather shortening does reduce points awarded individually in the SPWAR.
 
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 points awarded.
 
The event ranking was upgraded again for year end 2016 in that the field quality measure was expanded as follows:

 - 25 value for world's top ranked amateur
 - 24 value for world's #2 ranked amateur
 - 23 value for world's #3 ranked amateur
 - 22 value for world's #4 ranked amateur
 - 21 value for world's #5 ranked amateur
 - 20 value for world's #6 ranked amateur
 - 19 value for world's #7 ranked amateur
 - 18 value for world's #8 ranked amateur
 - 17 value for world's #9 ranked amateur
 - 16 value for world's #10 ranked am
 - 15 value for ranking of 11-12
 - 14 value for ranking of 13-15
 - 13 value for ranking of 16-20
 - 12 value for ranking of 21-30
 - 11 value for ranking of 31-50
 - 10 value for ranking of 51-70
 - 9 value for ranking of 71-99
 - 8 value for ranking of 100-199

 - 7 value for ranking of 200-299
 - 6 value for ranking of 300-399
 - 5 value for ranking of 400-499
 - 4 value for ranking of 500-599
 - 3 value for ranking of 600-699
 - 2 value for ranking of 700-799
 - 1 value for ranking of 800-1000

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 1000 worldwide is maintained every week since 2015, top 600 for 2011-2015 and since the inception of the ranking for the top 500
.