we use for each
Pro Golf Rankings Iron Championship Rankings©
will be selected as follows:
1. Only those tournaments that consist of
regular round or match play, plus any others we can covert to round
2. Only those tournaments that allow a majority
of the best players for each Championship
enter. The Masters is an exception because of
it's significance and prestige. That is why it is the
only exception to our general rule, that for an
event to be included in the list of tournaments we
use for determining our championships, it must allow most of the best 125 players to enter. Some other round play
tournaments also restrict the number of
players by rules, but the rules are set such that almost all good players
3. We reserve the right to include or exclude any tournament at any time
without notice or cause.
4. We reserve the right to change these rules as needed at
Irons must be played in North America, Panama to Canada.
6. We will limit the number of events to a 44 week
period from first to last event..
See changing the number of events.
7. The tournaments will be chosen in this order:
for the National Championship.
A) The most important events.
The Masters Tournament
These events should have a primary exemption for TV time. That is,
no other events should be scheduled on the same weekend in any
men's golf tour. We will not count any other event that competes
with these events in 2006.
B) The 24 events with the largest total purse. In case of conflict
the one with the largest purse, then the one played inside the United
States. Events using our Pro Golf Rankings Iron Championship
Rankings© Purse Distribution Formula will have priority
over events with a larger purse.
8.. The event does not need to be sanctioned or
endorsed by the players governing tour body.
9. No "skins" or "made for TV events" tournaments will be used as they do not give all
players an equal chance to fall series compete.
Tournament goals and
The tournaments need to create more excitement.
There are ways this can be
1. Have a purse playoff!
Ties at position 100 are eliminated by use of the: "Saturday Morning Money
A stroke is added to their final score
for each extra hole lost. The scores for all
other "cut" players will be adjusted
2. Post daily changes in our rankings. We now have the capability to recalculate our
rankings after every round. We will do this for any event that
advertises this and sends us the final scores by email or web page. It
must be in our prescribed comma delimited format as text.
3.The tournaments have apparently decided it is best for the
sport to increase the size of the final CUT
towards 84 to attract more of the best players.
Another is already being done by the Tournaments:
4. Provide a better chance to participate
in the final rounds.