The "New" Rankings
Why did we change?
Well the word is out. We've changed
the rankings to include players who missed the
cut in stroke play events including those
events already held in 2005. It was long
Since the beginning, one of the
missing elements in our Rankings has been not
counting players who missed the cut in a
tournament. We were, in effect giving them
a "free ride". This December we discovered
that it affected the players at the top of the
We decided to make the change
retroactive to all events still on our 365 day
calendar so that the Rankings accurately
reflected what happened in the last year. That
decision has not been without criticism. A few
people have remarked we changed the rules
after the game has started but far more have
commented "it's about time!" As in every
situation like this, who you hear from are
those most affected negatively. When we did
not include the cut we would hear "They
played, why are you not counting their
scores?" Now that we do, those on the other
side of the fence are expressing their dismay.
Perhaps but our response is "Would you have
played differently if you knew it was going to
count? Aren't you always trying to shoot as
low as possible?"
In the end, counting
results everytime a player plays is the best
way to compare players. It was the base reason
for our decision.
All for now. All our
best and play well.
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