Every time Art’s Fudge does an event ranking for an upcoming event, AF wishes it had the courage to put the list in exact order AF truly projects as finishing place at the event. That way, defending champion, Hailey King wouldn’t be 7th, as she is below. Instead she’d be top 5, maybe even top 3. But alas, AF event rankings don’t work that way (yet).
Putting the top 3 in exact order is a rather tall task. And beyond top 5 in exact order is extremely unlikely, if not very lucky. Instead, AF is taking its standard rankings, and applying that to upcoming event, which is already taking several factors into account to align with potential placement at upcoming events.
The event ranking below for the top 35 going into USWDGC is meant to be simple, at first glance. Conveying the order for top 35, plus how each player is positioned on AF standard rankings, along with their current player rating.
If players drop or get added and within top 35, this list will be adjusted before start of the event.
Colors are adding enough layering to warrant a link to another page, for further explanation.
New Update: As of Sept. 24th, after USWDGC has concluded, AF added a column to the list, for actual finishing place for each player, for the first time. This is a bold step as it shows how far off event rankings may be from how the players actually finish. And it is rather embarrassing to show up as having 2 out of 35 players match their event rankings with their actual place. Yet, event rankings are not intended as projections for how players will finish, as much as they are an ongoing seasonal guide for how each player is positioned in the field of fantasy relevant elite pros.
|Order||AF Rank||FPO Player||Rating||Finish at 2023 USWDGC|
|26||29||Vanessa Van Dyken||945||34|