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     Amateur Tournament Rank    click HERE for hand held devise version

              worldwide from after 2014 NCAA D1 National (or last conducted early 14 or late 13) through 2015 NCAA D1 National

 

      total amateurs ranked at or above X at start              
Rank Tournament 1 2 3 4 6 10 15 30 50 100 200 300 400 500 600 rounds size qual rds size total
1 United States Amateur 1 1 2 3 4 7 12 24 33 52 77 95 105 112 128 2+64M 312 656 1.1 1.33 960
2 British Amateur (UK) 0 0 0 1 2 5 8 12 19 42 71 101 126 144 155 2+72M 288 686 1.11 1.19 906
3 Western Amateur (USA) 0 0 1 2 3 7 9 17 25 49 75 98 111 117 123 4+16M 156 637 1.2 1.1 841
4 NCAA D1 National (USA) 1 2 3 4 5 8 12 17 28 47 78 97 116 133 142 4 156 693 1 1.1 762
5 World Amateur Team 0 1 2 3 4 8 11 16 24 40 57 70 81 88 96 4 183 501 1 1.13 566
6 St Andrews Links Trophy (Scotland) 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 13 26 48 69 83 93 102 4 144 447 1 1.09 487
7 European Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 8 23 51 68 85 97 102 4 144 440 1 1.09 480
8 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 7 10 23 42 58 71 77 83 4 168 379 1 1.11 421
9 Australian Amateur 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 11 20 27 42 50 54 62 2+64M 231 281 1.1 1.15 355
10 European Amateur Team 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 7 18 27 39 48 57 62 67 2+6MR 96 334 1.02 1.02 347
11 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 13 32 47 60 69 82 4 143 315 1 1.09 343
12 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 10 20 40 53 60 64 71 4 88 330 1 1.01 333
13 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 21 39 53 60 66 72 4 89 322 1 1.01 325
14 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 1 1 1 2 3 4 6 13 20 29 47 54 61 67 70 3 84 379 0.8 1 303
15 Spanish International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 10 21 34 46 63 71 2+32M 120 256 1.05 1.06 285
16 South Beach International Am (FL, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 8 23 33 48 57 64 4 208 245 1 1.15 282
17 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 7 21 37 42 48 52 56 4 80 273 1 0.99 270
18 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 7 10 18 28 36 44 49 55 4 78 254 1 0.99 251
19 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 13 26 32 42 45 49 4 149 213 1 1.09 232
20 Asia-Pacific Amateur (14 in Australia) 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 15 24 32 40 44 48 4 107 213 1 1.04 222
21 Collegiate Masters (Southern Highlands, NV, USA) 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 8 11 21 33 40 45 48 54 3 81 274 0.8 1 219
22 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 7 7 13 25 32 39 40 46 4 75 217 1 0.99 215
23 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 11 21 30 39 44 49 4 67 206 1 0.96 198
24 South Africa Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 20 32 35 37 40 4 141 178 1 1.08 192
25 English Amateur (Englishmen only) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 7 15 17 26 35 36 2+64M 285 145 1.1 1.19 190
26 Amer Ari Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 5 8 16 25 32 38 43 47 3 110 225 0.8 1.05 189
27 United States Public Links (2014 was last) 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 3 4 8 13 20 25 30 31 2+64M 156 143 1.1 1.18 186
28 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 10 16 27 32 35 41 4 124 172 1 1.06 182
28 Northern Open Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 17 22 26 30 32 4+32M 153 132 1.25 1.1 182
30 NCAA D1 Southwest Regional (USA) 1 1 2 2 3 5 5 5 7 11 22 28 34 43 51 3 75 220 0.8 0.99 174
31 Trans-Miss Amateur (western USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 5 6 13 26 39 47 51 4 143 198 0.8 1.09 173
32 US Collegiate (GA, USA) 1 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 11 14 22 28 34 37 45 3 79 215 0.8 0.99 170
33 European Nations (Spain) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 7 11 19 26 27 34 41 4 71 171 1 0.98 168
34 Lake Macquarie Amateur (NSW, AUS) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 6 10 17 21 24 28 29 4 172 146 1 1.12 164
35 NCAA D1 South Central Regional (USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 11 22 28 37 42 48 3 75 199 0.8 0.99 158
36 NCAA D1 Southeast Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 10 16 28 41 45 50 3 75 197 0.8 0.99 156
37 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 16 23 26 27 27 2+64M 144 129 1.1 1.09 155
38 Western Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 6 9 13 19 25 30 33 36 3 96 186 0.8 1.02 152
39 Southeastern Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 6 11 22 30 34 39 42 3 70 194 0.8 0.97 151
40 NCAA D1 Northwest Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 7 11 18 27 35 40 46 3 75 189 0.8 0.99 150
41 North and South Amateur (NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 9 14 26 34 36 3+16M 132 127 1.1 1.07 149
42 NCAA D1 Central Regional (USA) 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 6 8 12 19 24 31 38 42 3 75 187 0.8 0.99 148
42 Portuguese International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 17 26 39 46 4 120 140 1 1.06 148
44 Valspar Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 4 6 16 22 27 33 36 39 3 73 188 0.8 0.98 147
45 PAC 12 Conference (collegiate, western USA) 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 7 8 14 19 24 30 32 4 72 148 1 0.98 145
45 Irish Amateur Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 15 23 24 27 34 4 120 137 1 1.06 145
47 Scottish Open Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 16 19 24 28 33 4 141 131 1 1.08 141
48 Augusta Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 6 9 14 20 27 28 31 32 3 78 174 0.8 0.99 138
49 NCAA D1 Northeast Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 8 18 23 33 39 43 3 75 173 0.8 0.99 137
50 Prestige at PGA West (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 14 19 26 30 30 33 3 81 167 0.8 1 134
50 Goodwin (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 8 16 22 28 31 36 3 132 157 0.8 1.07 134
52 Nomura Cup (Asia-Pacific Team) 13 numbers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 6 14 20 27 29 31 4 83 133 1 1 133
53 New South Wales Amateur (Australia) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 5 9 15 20 20 23 4+32M 216 100 1.15 1.15 132
54 Western Province Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 10 16 20 21 22 4+32M 141 94 1.25 1.08 127
55 Canadian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 12 17 18 19 25 4 237 104 1 1.17 122
56 Cabo Collegiate (Mexico) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 11 17 22 26 33 36 3 70 155 0.8 0.97 120
56 Linger Longer Inv (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 5 10 15 24 25 28 33 3 84 150 0.8 1 120
56 Tavistock Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 11 17 23 27 30 32 3 75 152 0.8 0.99 120
59 Olympia Fields Intercollegiate (IL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 11 17 20 24 30 35 3 75 148 0.8 0.99 117
59 Scottish Amateur (Closed) 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 6 12 16 16 18 18 256M 256 99 1 1.18 117
61 Carpet Capital Collegiate (GA, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 6 7 12 19 26 30 34 3 75 145 0.8 0.99 116
61 Patriot All American (AZ, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 12 20 28 32 34 3 84 145 0.8 1 116
63 Nike Collegiate (TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 8 10 13 21 26 31 37 3 60 155 0.8 0.93 115
63 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 8 18 23 26 31 4 91 113 1 1.02 115
65 Home Internationals (GB&I) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 10 17 26 28 30 33 37 6MR 44 187 0.74 0.82 113
66 Big 12 Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 5 11 16 20 22 24 26 4 45 135 1 0.83 112
67 Argentina Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 10 14 16 19 20 20 4 89 109 1 1.01 110
68 John Hayt Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 7 11 16 20 22 22 25 3 87 131 0.8 1.01 106
68 EP & Border Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 23 25 28 31 3 96 130 0.8 1.02 106
70 Azalea Invitational (SC, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 8 15 21 22 22 4 110 100 1 1.05 105
71 United States Four Ball 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 5 7 11 12 17 22 2+64M 256 81 1.05 1.22 104
72 Atlantic Coast Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 4 7 12 14 17 22 27 28 3 60 138 0.8 0.93 103
73 Dick's Challenge Cup (collegiate, TN, USA) 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 5 6 10 15 24 29 33 3 60 139 0.8 0.93 103
74 California State Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 9 11 17 20 25 2+32M 156 88 1.05 1.1 102
75 Monroe Invitational (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 14 19 26 29 4 78 102 1 0.99 101
76 Australian Interstate (team match) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 5 9 14 22 25 27 28 6MR 56 135 0.8 0.91 98.3
77 Gator Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4 6 12 18 23 27 29 3 75 124 0.8 0.99 98.2
78 Free State Amateur Open (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 16 20 20 22 4 159 89 1 1.1 97.9
79 Tailhade Cup (Argentina) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 8 12 18 23 23 4 112 93 1 1.05 97.6
80 Puerto Rico Classic (collegiate) 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 4 6 7 13 18 22 23 24 3 75 123 0.8 0.99 97.4
81 Argentina Amateur (match) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 5 7 11 16 21 21 2+64M 85 87 1.1 1.01 96.7
82 Mason Rudolph (collegiate, TN, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 3 4 5 5 7 12 17 18 22 24 3 81 120 0.8 1 96
82 Pacific Coast Amateur (western USA/CAN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 17 20 21 22 4 80 96 1 1 96
84 Schenkel Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 10 16 22 28 31 3 90 117 0.8 1.01 94.5
85 Seminole Intercollegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 8 14 16 21 23 24 3 90 115 0.8 1.01 92.9
86 Hootie at Bulls Bay (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 3 7 13 15 19 25 26 3 75 115 0.8 0.99 91.1
87 Spirit International (TX, USA) 13 numbers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 12 22 26 26 28 29 Birds 40 155 0.75 0.78 90.7
88 United States Junior 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 11 14 17 21 2+64M 156 73 1.1 1.12 89.9
89 Pate National Intercollegiate (AL, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 6 13 17 20 23 26 3 60 119 0.8 0.93 88.5
90 South Africa Interprovincial (team match) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 11 18 23 25 10MR 104 87 0.97 1.04 87.8
91 Carmel Cup (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 8 13 19 23 26 30 3 48 127 0.8 0.86 87.4
91 Latin America Amateur  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 7 13 17 19 22 4 106 84 1 1.04 87.4
93 William Tucker (collegiate, NM, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 11 15 18 25 27 3 92 107 0.8 1.02 87.3
94 Gifford Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 4 6 9 12 16 17 20 20 3 72 111 0.8 0.98 87
95 Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 4 9 12 14 16 20 24 3 72 108 0.8 0.98 84.7
96 South American Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 11 17 21 27 4 70 87 1 0.97 84.4
97 Gauteng North Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 17 19 22 24 4 171 94 0.8 1.12 84.2
98 Kwa Zulu Natal Open Stroke (outh Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 8 15 16 17 18 4 115 80 1 1.05 84
99 Palmetto Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 11 17 20 23 4 99 81 1 1.03 83.4
100 Southern Cross Inv (biennual) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 10 16 17 20 21 21 4 32 117 1 0.7 81.9

           honorable mentions include: Federal Open Am (ACT, AUS)     German Open Amateur     National Invitational (collegiate, AZ, USA)

             John Burns Intercollegiate (HI, USA)     USGA State Team     Duck Invitational (collegiate, OR, USA)     Aggie Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA)

                South Australia Am Classic     Sea Best Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA)     San Diego Classic (collegiate, USA)     Japan Amateur

              Welsh Open Amateur     Terra Cotta Invitational (FL, USA)      Palmetto Collegiate (SC, USA)     Keperra Bowl (QLD, AUS)

              Hampshire Salver (ENG)    Junior Invitational (GA, USA)     Central Gauteng Stroke Am (RSA)          Southern Cape Stroke (RSA)     

                    Ekurhuleni Stroke (South Africa)    

 

 

click HERE for 2014 amateur event ranking

click HERE for 2013 amateur event ranking

click HERE for 2012      click HERE for 2011

2010        2009        2008        2007

 

Among these 100 top amateur events for 2014:

  - 61 are conducted in the USA annually

  - 35 are USA collegiate events

  -  9 are conducted in GB&I

  -  9 are conducted in South Africa

  -  6 are conducted in Australia

  -  5 are conducted on continental Europe

  -  5 are conducted in Latin America

  -  2 are conducted worldwide biennual

  -  2 are conducted in Australasia

  -  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 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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          Event ranking includes the world's top 100 amateur golf tournaments for the 2014 calendar year plus biannual or date change events last ending in 2013.
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 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 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 2014 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
.