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     Amateur Tournament Rank   

               worldwide from after 2015 US Amateur (or last conducted early 15 or late 14) through 2016 US Amateur

 

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 5 9 13 25 40 56 85 107 124 138 148 2+64M 312 760 1.1 1.33 1112
2 Western Amateur (USA) 0 1 2 3 3 7 8 17 30 49 95 109 119 126 129 4+16M 156 725 1.2 1.1 957
3 British Amateur (UK) 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 9 15 41 68 93 112 134 155 2+79M 288 632 1.11 1.19 835
4 NCAA D1 National (USA) 1 2 3 4 6 9 13 24 31 55 93 110 124 133 142 4 156 750 1 1.1 825
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 1 4 11 27 46 64 77 91 100 4 144 421 1 1.09 459
7 European Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 18 40 62 76 87 94 4 144 391 1 1.09 426
8 Sunnehanna Amateur (PA, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 11 19 49 67 73 81 85 4 98 398 1 1.03 410
9 Trans-Miss Amateur (western USA) 1 1 3 3 3 3 5 8 10 14 35 50 67 82 93 4 144 374 1 1.09 408
10 Southern Amateur (southeast USA) 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 6 10 22 37 48 55 63 68 4 167 316 1 1.11 351
11 Northeast Amateur (RI, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 8 17 44 54 62 67 70 4 92 328 1 1.02 335
12 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
13 European Amateur Team 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 9 13 26 38 44 51 57 58 2+6MR 96 304 1.02 1.02 316
14 Lytham Trophy (England) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6 7 27 39 50 56 65 4 144 254 1 1.09 277
15 Spanish International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 10 25 34 45 54 62 2+32M 120 244 1.05 1.06 272
16 Australian Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 24 33 41 45 54 2+64M 231 210 1.1 1.16 268
17 Jones Cup (GA, USA) 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 11 26 39 49 61 64 65 3 84 329 0.8 1 263
17 Southern Highlands Collegiate (NV, USA) 0 1 2 3 5 5 5 13 18 26 37 47 51 58 61 3 78 332 0.8 0.99 263
19 South African Stroke Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 11 26 40 44 49 52 4 146 229 1 1.09 250
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
21 Players Amateur (SC, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 5 9 20 35 40 44 47 49 4 71 254 1 0.98 249
22 Master of the Amateurs (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 12 26 38 48 51 57 4 78 244 1 0.99 242
23 Pacific Coast Amateur (western USA/CAN) 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 7 8 13 22 31 41 46 54 4 85 235 1 1.01 237
24 Valspar Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 3 4 9 14 22 38 44 49 52 54 3 83 293 0.8 1 234
25 Brabazon Trophy (English Open Am) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 16 25 34 36 42 45 4 154 206 1 1.1 227
26 Porter Cup (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 8 14 24 29 37 42 47 4 82 217 1 1 217
27 Scottish Open Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 14 21 31 35 41 48 4 144 197 1 1.09 215
28 South African Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 21 28 34 37 38 2+64M 151 170 1.1 1.1 206
29 African Amateur (16 was inaugural) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 14 24 34 38 42 45 4 86 203 1 1.01. 205
30 Cabo Collegiate (Mexico) 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 12 18 28 43 47 48 51 3 75 257 0.8 0.99 204
31 Southeastern Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 7 9 18 32 37 44 48 52 3 70 261 0.8 0.97 203
32 Gauteng North Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 18 32 38 41 45 4 177 180 1 1.12 202
33 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
34 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
35 NCAA D1 East Regional (USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 8 8 12 23 32 38 47 50 3 75 234 0.8 0.99 185
35 Western Province Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 14 19 23 24 25 4+32M 137 120 1.25 1.08 185
37 North & South Amateur (NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 12 24 36 45 49 2+32M 89 173 1.05 1.01 183
38 NCAA D1 Southeast Regional (USA) 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 5 5 14 21 31 39 47 52 3 75 227 0.8 0.99 180
39 Monroe Invitational (NY, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 7 14 21 36 43 46 4 81 176 1 1 176
40 Amer Ari Invitational (collegiate, HI, USA) 0 1 1 1 3 4 5 8 8 11 19 27 37 40 43 3 114 208 0.8 1.05 175
40 NCAA D1 Southwest Regional (USA) 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 9 23 31 45 49 53 3 75 221 0.8 0.99 175
42 European Nations (Spain) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 9 18 25 33 37 43 4 71 175 1 0.98 171
42 NCAA D1 Central Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 9 15 21 33 38 43 47 3 75 216 0.8 0.99 171
42 Northern Open Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 15 20 23 28 29 4+32M 140 127 1.25 1.08 171
45 PAC 12 Conference (collegiate, western USA) 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 7 9 13 16 22 27 32 34 4 72 171 1 0.98 168
46 NCAA D1 West Regional (USA) 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 7 10 19 30 40 47 49 3 75 211 0.8 0.99 167
47 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
48 NCAA D1 South Central Regional (USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 8 21 32 41 44 47 3 75 198 0.8 0.99 157
49 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
50 Cape Province Open Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 17 23 27 27 28 4 209 132 1 1.15 152
51 Sahalee Players (WA, USA) 15 numbers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 17 23 30 33 41 4 66 154 1 0.96 148
52 Canadian Amateur 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 11 15 24 28 31 4 255 123 1 1.18 145
53 Western Intercollegiate (CA, USA) 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 7 8 12 16 26 29 32 35 3 92 176 0.8 1.02 144
54 French International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 14 18 26 33 38 4 98 138 1 1.03 142
55 Lake Macquarie Amateur (NSW, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 14 21 26 30 35 4 130 133 1 1.07 142
55 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
57 Maxwell (collegiate, OK, USA) 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 5 5 8 21 26 30 37 38 4 73 180 0.8 0.98 141
58 Puerto Rico Classic (collegiate) 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 7 17 27 33 38 42 3 75 174 0.8 0.99 138
59 Irish Amateur Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 5 14 21 22 28 33 4 120 129 1 1.06 137
60 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
61 Big 12 Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 5 6 16 21 25 30 34 4 50 149 1 0.88 131
62 English Amateur (Englishmen only) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 15 20 25 27 2+64M 287 99 1.1 1.19 130
63 Augusta Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 6 8 10 19 23 25 29 29 3 75 161 0.8 0.99 128
64 Aggie Invitational (collegiate, TX, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 18 25 31 34 40 3 81 157 0.8 1 126
64 Prestige at PGA West (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 4 5 8 15 21 28 33 36 3 81 157 0.8 1 126
66 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
66 Dogwood Invitational (GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 9 16 24 30 34 4 114 118 1 1.05 124
68 Atlantic Coast Conference (collegiate, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 5 9 18 27 28 34 37 3 60 163 0.8 0.93 121
69 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
69 Southern Cape Stroke (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 13 19 21 23 23 4 176 106 1 1.12 119
71 Goodwin (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 7 13 19 22 29 33 3 138 137 0.8 1.08 118
72 Schenkel Invitational (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 6 14 21 27 34 37 3 84 146 0.8 1 117
73 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
74 Latin America Amateur  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 12 17 20 22 27 4 103 109 1 1.04 113
75 Gator Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 11 15 18 25 27 33 3 78 137 0.8 0.99 109
76 Linger Longer Inv (collegiate, GA, USA) 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 7 14 18 22 27 32 3 77 135 0.8 0.99 107
77 John Burns Intercollegiate (HI, USA) 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 7 9 13 16 21 24 28 3 97 129 0.8 1.03 106
78 Mason Rudolph (collegiate, TN, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 6 9 15 17 22 27 27 3 78 129 0.8 0.99 102
79 Riversdale Cup (VIC, AUS) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 11 16 17 21 23 4 120 95 1 1.06 101
80 Central Gauteng Open Am (RSA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 13 18 22 25 4 150 91 1 1.09 99.2
81 South American Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 11 17 19 21 25 4 71 101 1 0.98 99
82 General Hackler (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 5 12 16 23 26 33 3 84 123 0.8 1 98.4
82 Sea Best Invitational (collegiate, FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 7 14 18 20 25 30 3 84 123 0.8 1 98.4
84 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
85 Hootie at Bulls Bay (collegiate, SC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 12 18 22 27 29 3 75 123 0.8 0.99 97.4
86 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
87 Big 10 Conference (collegiate) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 9 14 18 22 25 4 70 100 1 0.97 97
88 New South Wales Amateur (Australia) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 12 13 15 19 4+32M 189 72 1.15 1.13 93.6
89 Portuguese International Amateur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 12 18 22 28 4 120 87 1 1.06 92.2
90 Irish Creek Collegiate (NC, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 13 17 20 23 28 3 89 113 0.8 1.01 91.3
90 John Hayt Collegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 11 16 22 25 27 3 87 113 0.8 1.01 91.3
92 Home Internationals (GB&I) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 17 26 30 33 34 6MR 44 150 0.74 0.82 91
92 United States Four Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 9 12 12 16 18 2+64M 256 71 1.05 1.22 91
94 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
95 North West Open Am (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 12 17 18 21 21 3 140 103 0.8 1.08. 89
96 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
97 Scottish Amateur (Scotsmen only) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 7 8 10 13 14 16 256M 256 75 1 1.18 88.5
98 San Diego Classic (collegiate, CA, USA) 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 4 5 7 9 12 14 19 22 3 92 103 0.8 1.02 84
99 Southern Cross Inv (biennual) 15 numbers 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 10 16 17 20 21 21 4 32 117 1 0.7 81.9
100 Boland Open Amateur (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 11 15 19 20 22 3 99 99 0.8 1.03 81.6
100 Seminole Intercollegiate (FL, USA) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 7 10 16 20 22 22 3 78 103 0.8 0.99 81.6

           honorable mentions include: Carmel Cup       Boilermaker Invitational       USGA State Team       Argentina Amateur

              Spirit International       Southwestern Jones Inv       Australian Interstate       Tailhade Cup       Duck Invitational

                   MacKenzie Invitational       Arizona Intercollegiate       Free State Open Amateur       ASU Thunderbird

                   Japan Amateur       Ekurhuleni Open Amateur       Palmetto Amateur

                         

 

 

click HERE for 2016 June event ranking

click HERE for 2015 calendar year event ranking

click HERE for 2015 August event ranking

click HERE for 2015 June event ranking

click HERE for 2014     HERE for 2013      HERE for 2012

2011       2010       2009       2008       2007

 

Among these 100 top amateur events thru 2015:

  - 62 are conducted in the USA annually

  - 44 are USA D1 collegiate events

  - 12 are conducted in South Africa annually

  -  9 are conducted in GB&I annually

  -  5 are conducted in Australia annually

  -  4 are conducted on continental Europe annually

  -  3 are conducted in Latin America annually

  -  2 are conducted in Europe annually

  -  2 are conducted in Australasia

  -  2 are 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 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.

 

This is the last event ranking based on the top 600 ranked amateurs in any event.  The 2016 year end event ranking and thereafter will be based on how many top 1000 SPWAR players are in the start field with a new array of player values assigned.   The colored box at the bottom of this webpage will detail those changes at year end.

 

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
.