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     Amateur Tournament Rank (worldwide for 2014 or last conducted if 2013)

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        total amateurs 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 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 6 7 10 17 27 46 73 89 101 106 117 3 156 559 1 1.1 615
5 World Amateur Team (2014 in Japan) 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 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
10 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 0 1 2 3 3 5 6 12 18 35 57 63 73 74 76 3 90 428 0.8 1.01 346
11 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
12 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
13 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 11 23 42 55 64 76 4 142 281 1 1.09 306
14 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
15 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
16 Collegiate Masters (Southern Highlands, NV, USA) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 11 17 25 40 43 50 53 57 3 81 324 0.8 1 259
17 Spanish International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 10 22 35 44 54 60 2+32M 117 231 1.05 1.06 257
18 Australian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 9 19 30 35 42 47 2+64M 216 192 1.1 1.15 243
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
19 Scottish Open Amateur 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 5 8 14 22 31 37 43 47 4 142 213 1 1.09 232
21 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
22 Amer Ari Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 1 1 1 1 3 4 5 8 11 16 29 37 43 45 48 3 118 253 0.8 1.06 215
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
24 European Nations (Spain) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 6 13 23 34 40 41 47 4 74 212 1 0.98 208
25 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 5 9 18 28 36 39 39 42 4 51 224 1 0.89 199
26 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
27 South Africa Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 9 15 27 35 42 44 4 140 182 1 1.08 197
28 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
29 United States Public Links 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 3 4 8 13 20 25 30 31 2+64M 156 143 1.1 1.18 186
30 PAC 12 Conference (collegiate, western USA) 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 7 9 11 19 24 27 33 35 4 72 183 1 0.98 179
31 Valspar Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 6 9 17 27 32 35 42 43 3 75 218 0.8 0.99 173
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
33 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
34 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 19 25 29 31 36 4 120 154 1 1.06 163
35 Southeastern Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 1 1 1 3 3 3 5 9 14 22 30 36 38 40 3 70 206 0.8 0.97 160
35 Portuguese International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 16 21 30 35 42 4 118 151 1 1.06 160
37 Western Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 9 10 12 21 25 30 33 35 3 92 191 0.8 1.02 156
38 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
39 NCAA D1 Atlantic Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 3 8 18 28 36 42 44 3 75 185 0.8 0.99 147
40 Goodwin (collegiate, CA, USA) 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 5 6 8 20 26 30 33 36 3 92 178 0.8 1.02 145
41 Puerto Rico Classic (collegiate) 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 7 13 18 25 31 33 37 3 75 180 0.8 0.99 143
42 NCAA D1 North Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 7 11 19 24 33 36 40 3 75 177 0.8 0.99 140
42 NCAA D1 Southeast Regional (USA) 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 6 8 12 20 27 29 32 34 3 75 177 0.8 0.99 140
42 Lake Macquarie Amateur (NSW, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 6 17 21 22 25 28 4 166 126 1 1.11 140
45 NCAA D1 Northwest Regional (USA) 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 14 24 31 37 44 3 75 176 0.8 0.99 139
46 Irish Amateur Open 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 4 5 10 18 23 29 33 4 122 130 1 1.06 138
47 Augusta Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 6 13 20 26 30 33 36 3 75 170 0.8 0.99 135
48 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
49 Western Province Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 6 8 15 18 19 20 4+32M 168 95 1.25 1.11 132
50 Prestige at PGA West (collegiate, CA, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 5 8 20 25 30 32 32 3 72 166 0.8 0.98 130
51 NCAA D1 Central Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 14 19 22 28 32 36 3 75 163 0.8 0.99 129
52 NCAA D1 Southwest Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 5 11 18 22 28 32 37 3 75 160 0.8 0.99 127
53 Azalea Invitational (SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 12 16 21 29 35 4 129 118 1 1.07 126
54 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 4 8 9 15 22 25 26 2+64M 135 115 1.1 1.08 124
55 Aggie Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 8 15 17 22 25 27 31 3 71 156 0.8 0.98 122
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
57 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
57 National Invitational (collegiate, AZ, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 9 12 17 18 24 26 30 3 81 150 0.8 1 120
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 Ten Nations (biennual) 13 numbers 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 5 8 20 24 26 29 30 4 36 149 1 0.74 110
67 Gauteng North Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 9 13 18 22 22 4 168 98 1 1.11 109
68 Cabo Collegiate (Mexico) 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 4 6 10 16 17 22 23 26 3 78 136 0.8 0.99 108
69 Linger Longer Inv (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 5 7 13 17 22 26 32 3 84 134 0.8 1 107
70 French International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 14 22 25 32 4 98 103 1 1.03 106
71 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
72 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
73 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
74 Welsh Open Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 8 11 13 21 29 4 142 92 1 1.09 100
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 Atlantic Coast Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 7 14 16 21 29 29 3 60 124 0.8 0.93 92.3
79 Schenkel Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 8 13 16 20 24 27 3 90 114 0.8 1.01 92.1
80 New South Wales Amateur (Australia) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 10 11 12 15 15 4+32M 214 69 1.15 1.15 91.3
81 Spirit International (TX, USA) biennual 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
82 Australian Interstate (team match) 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 3 5 8 14 18 21 27 28 6MR 48 131 0.8 0.86 90.1
83 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
84 John Hayt Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 11 15 18 24 26 3 84 111 0.8 1 88.8
85 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
86 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
87 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
88 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
89 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
90 Big 12 Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 10 11 15 17 19 21 4 45 104 1 0.83 86.3
91 Kepler Invitational (collegiate, OH, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 5 12 15 19 21 25 3 81 106 0.8 1 84.8
92 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
92 Mason Rudolph (collegiate, TN, USA) 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 5 7 11 13 16 20 23 3 78 107 0.8 0.99 84.7
94 Gator Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 12 16 20 21 26 3 75 106 0.8 0.99 84
95 South American Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 13 17 20 22 4 65 87 1 0.96 83.5
96 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
97 South Australia Amateur Classic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 10 13 16 17 18 4 107 79 1 1.04 82.2
98 Federal Open Amateur (ACT, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 7 14 16 16 18 4 128 76 1 1.07 81.3
99 Terra Cotta Invitational (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 13 21 27 32 3 77 101 0.8 0.99 80
100 Bayou City Collegiate (TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 11 13 19 21 25 87 98 0.8 1.01 79.2
           honorable mentions include: German Open Amateur     USGA State Team     Arizona Intercollegiate     Hampshire Salver (England)

            Keperra Bowl (QLD, AUS)     Central Gauteng Stroke Am (RSA)     USF Invitational (collegiate)     Southern Cape Stroke (South Africa)

           Japan Amateur     Ekurhuleni Stroke (South Africa)     New Zealand Amateur     British Boys (UK)     Husky Invitational (college, WA, USA)

           Western Refining Collegiate (TX, USA)     Italian Int'l Amateur

 

   
 

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

  - 40 are USA collegiate events

  - 10 are conducted in GB&I

  -  8 are conducted in Australia

  -  6 are conducted in mainland Europe

  -  5 are conducted in South Africa

  -  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
.