Originally Posted by cgkdisc
Imagining things overall. Unofficial ratings only use the current rounds scores. Official ratings combine the rounds on the same layout. Sometimes the average rating of the props also drops when rounds are combined which can cause the ratings to go down a little.
Dana was talking about Vibram and tee times. So yeah, your explanation makes sense. The guy that plays well in the wind gets deducted from a 1016 round to a 1008 round when the days am and pm rounds from 8:00am---3:00pm all get averaged out. Enough of these over the long haul tends to make a difference. Dana loses a stroke a round over the course of a three round tournament.
We wouldn't feel right about adding three strokes onto his final tournament tally just because he didn't fall within the average by artificially shooting better in worse conditions.
How about the ratings comments over on the Skylands threads? What is a perfect rated round and how do we even compare SSA 60 courses with 66 SSA let alone a 60-66 to an SSA 70+