This is the first and only page on Art’s Fudge (AF) for Major events in 2023, and player averages at those tournaments. Prior to Worlds it was just 2 events that not everyone had played (both). The ranking order for the following lists is fudged by giving added weight to those who have played in more events. That order may change with a few Majors yet to be played.
This page will be updated as the final three (yes, 3) majors of the 2023 season occur. AF considers Throw Pink a de facto Major event for FPO, given strength of field and it playing on same course at same time as the MPO Major, USDGC. So MPO has 1 more major event, and FPO has 2 left in the season.
Here’s a semi brief color guide.
- Order and Player columns are neutral colors
- Columns for event places (through Worlds) are reflecting top 5 finishers at the tournament
- Columns for USDGC, USWDGC and Throw Pink are upcoming events, and colors are indicating historical performance at the event, in past 5 years.
- Light yellow (i.e. Ricky) averages top 5 in MPO, top 3 in FPO
- Gold averages top 10 MPO, top 8 FPO
- Bronze averages top 20 MPO, top 14 FPO
- Light green is top 30 MPO, top 22 FPO
- Dark green is for those who average worse than top 30 / 22.
- TBD -red- means it’s their first time playing
- TBD -green- means top 3 FPO the only time they played in past 5 years
- TBD -gold- for top 8 FPO their only time
- TBD -orange- for top 14 FPO
- TBD -purple- worse than top 25 FPO
- M (for Major) Avg column is colorizing the tier their average holds, following same logic in the above numbers
- The events along header row are colorized based on strength of field, yellow being strongest and (dark) green being weakest. For MPO, Worlds is strongest field, and for FPO it’s USWDGC.
MPO Top 10
|Order||MPO Player||Champs Place||EurO Place||Worlds Place||USDGC Place||2023 M Avg|
|Going into USDGC, Anthony Barela was 3rd on this list, and Gannon Buhr was 4th. Both dropped out of top 10 after USDGC. Barela is now tied for 12th best Major average in 2023, and Buhr is solo 11th. As a reminder, Buhr was defending champion of USDGC in 2022, and Barela took 2nd at 2023 Worlds.|
FPO Top 10
|Order||FPO Player||Champs Place||EurO Place||Worlds Place||USWDGC Place||Throw Pink Place||2023 M Avg|