Those Tournament that have the largest number of the best
players have the highest field strength rating!
This rating is a look at the players who have indicated that they
plan to enter. The criteria used for this rating is how have they
done in our ranking and where they stand on the money list.
We used our ranking as this is an
indication as to how many of the good quality players will be
there that the TV audience is used to seeing to keep their
We used the money list as we wanted to temper that with a player
rating that the golfing world is used to looking at.
Field strength we are now showing is an indication of what type player is playing
different events. A high rating indicates the best of the best are playing. A low
rating indicates that players who may not qualify normally are having an opportunity to
If the broadcasters focus too much on one or two players, drawing
in those viewers that just want see them and lose the viewers and
or gallery that like to see a lot of different good shots and near
misses is yet to be determined.
These numbers are really a strength of field measurement which
translates into how good the event ends up being.