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     Amateur Tournament Rank    click HERE for hand held devise version

                  worldwide for calendar year 2015 (or last conducted if biennial 2014)

 

          total amateurs ranked at or above X at start           A x B x C = total
Rank Tournament 1 2 3 4 6 10 15 30 50 99 199 299 399 499 600 rounds size qual rds size total
1 United States Amateur 1 2 3 4 6 9 14 27 37 60 86 110 121 131 139 2+64M 312 750 1.1 1.33 1097
2 Western Amateur (USA) 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 18 27 47 82 102 113 116 123 4+16M 156 658 1.2 1.1 869
3 British Amateur (UK) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 21 33 62 84 111 140 160 2+64M 288 624 1.1 1.19 817
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 (2014 numbers) 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 0 0 0 7 13 23 45 61 75 89 103 4 144 416 1 1.09 453
7 European Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 12 26 45 57 80 88 94 4 144 413 1 1.09 450
8 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 21 43 62 72 78 82 4 168 376 1 1.11 421
9 European Amateur Team 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 9 17 27 39 46 58 68 72 2+6MR 96 353 1.02 1.02 367
10 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 8 11 24 43 60 65 67 69 4 90 355 1 1.01 359
10 Australian Amateur 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 11 20 27 42 50 54 62 2+64M 231 281 1.1 1.16 359
12 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 6 22 45 62 66 68 71 4 89 348 1 1.01 351
13 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 10 15 25 45 55 59 63 64 4 89 347 1 1.01 350
14 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
15 South Beach International Am (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 14 24 38 50 68 84 4 208 288 1 1.15 331
16 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
17 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
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 US Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 13 15 23 33 45 51 58 60 3 90 310 0.8 1.01 250
20 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 9 18 25 32 38 44 54 4 155 226 1 1.1 249
21 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 13 28 33 42 47 52 4 78 223 1 0.99 221
22 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
23 Pacific Coast Amateur (western USA/CAN) 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 7 8 12 18 26 36 40 47 4 83 203 1 1 203
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 Nike Collegiate (TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 11 12 16 27 37 42 48 51 3 75 242 0.8 0.99 192
25 Olympia Fields Intercollegiate (IL, USA) 0 1 2 2 3 3 5 8 10 17 24 32 40 43 49 3 77 240 0.8 0.99 190
27 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
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
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
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 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
32 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
33 Asia-Pacific Amateur (14 in Australia) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 10 22 25 28 31 33 4 109 155 1 1.04 161
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 Tavistock Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 11 16 18 23 34 38 42 3 75 194 0.8 0.99 154
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 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
41 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
41 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 17 23 30 33 41 4 66 154 1 0.96 148
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
45 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 19 26 34 40 4 93 142 1 1.02 145
48 Canadian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 16 23 29 40 4 262 121 1 1.18 143
49 Patriot All America (AZ, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 20 28 35 40 43 3 83 178 0.8 1 142
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 Trans-Miss Amateur (western USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 19 24 29 35 4 142 125 1 1.09 136
54 English Amateur (Englishmen only) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 10 16 20 23 29 2+64M 282 103 1.1 1.19 135
54 Carpet Capital Collegiate (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 12 17 24 31 36 41 3 81 169 0.8 1 135
56 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
56 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
58 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
59 North & South Amateur (NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 17 22 30 36 3+16M 94 115 1.1 1.02 129
60 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
61 Dick's Challenge Cup (collegiate, TN, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 7 9 16 25 30 32 34 3 60 167 0.8 0.93 124
62 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
62 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
64 Gifford Collegiate (CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 5 9 16 21 27 31 32 3 81 149 0.8 1 119
65 Monroe Invitational (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 17 22 30 34 4 78 116 1 0.99 115
66 Pate National Intercollegiate (AL, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 6 10 16 23 25 29 33 3 60 153 0.8 0.93 114
67 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
68 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
69 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
69 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
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 Home Internationals (GB&I) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 13 23 26 28 33 33 6MR 44 165 0.74 0.82 100
75 Central Gauteng Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 18 22 25 4 150 91 1 1.09 99.2
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 Nomura Cup (Asia-Pacific Team) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 12 17 18 20 22 4 87 97 1 1.01 98
79 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
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 Princeville Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 8 12 17 20 24 27 92 119 0.8 1.02 97.1
82 Scottish Amateur (Scotsmen only) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 8 11 15 18 21 256M 256 82 1 1.18 96.8
83 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
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 Gopher Invitational (collegiate, MN, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 16 22 29 31 3 81 112 0.8 1 89.6
88 Palmetto Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 13 19 24 28 4 78 90 1 0.99 89.1
89 South Africa Interprovincial (team match) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 15 16 21 26 10MR 104 88 0.97 1.04 88.8
90 California State Amateur (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 9 15 19 24 2+32M 154 76 1.05 1.1 87.8
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
91 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
93 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
94 Kwa Zulu Natal Open Stroke (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 8 15 16 17 18 4 115 80 1 1.05 84
95 Southern Cross Invitational (biennual) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 10 16 17 20 21 21 4 32 117 1 0.7 81.9
96 Carmel Cup (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 19 27 28 30 3 48 118 0.8 0.86 81.2
97 National Invitational (collegiate, AZ, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 4 5 8 13 18 20 22 3 83 98 0.8 1 78.4
98 John Burns Intercollegiate (HI, USA) 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 9 12 15 20 24 3 93 95 0.8 1.02 77.5
99 USGA State Team (HI, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 13 16 21 27 3 154 88 0.8 1.1 77.4
100 Argentina Amateur (match) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 13 15 15 18 2+64M 91 75 1.1 1.02 77.3

           honorable mentions include: Spirit International (TX, USA)     Tailhade Cup (Argentina)     Duck Invitational (collegiate, OR, USA)

             Aggie Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA)     South Australia Am Classic     MacKenzie Invitational (collegiate, CA, USA)     Japan Amateur

                Sea Best Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA)     Welsh Open Amateur     San Diego Classic (collegiate, CA, USA)     Terra Cotta Inv (FL, USA)

              Palmetto Collegiate (SC, USA)     Hampshire Salver (England)     Ekurhuleni Stroke (RSA)     Junior Invitational (GA, USA)        

 

 

click HERE for 2015 August event ranking

click HERE for 2015 June event ranking

click HERE for 2014 amateur event ranking

click HERE for 2013      click HERE for 2012

2011       2010       2009       2008       2007

 

Among these 100 top amateur events thru 2015:

  - 59 are conducted in the USA annually

  - 40 are USA D1 collegiate events

  - 10 are conducted in South Africa annually

  -  9 are conducted in GB&I annually

  -  6 are conducted in Australia annually

  -  6 are conducted in Latin America annually

  -  3 are conducted on continental Europe annually

  -  2 are conducted in Europe annually

  -  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 2015 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
.