world rankings

world rankings

Paul McBeth #27523 and Paige Pierce #29190 top the PDGA Year-end 2014 World Rankings. McBeth has completed the most dominant year ever since World Rankings were started in 2005 (Ken Climo #4297 likely has had as dominant of a year before World Rankings started). McBeth averaged just slightly under first place in the tournament and ratings elements used to calculate World Rankings. Nathan Doss #11794 ranked second, averaging around fourth place for the year. RIchard Wysocki #38008 ranked sixth may have had the second best season if you eliminate his finish at the 2014 USDGC.

Catrina Allen takes over the top spot in the Women's World Rankings following her win at Worlds.

The PDGA World Rankings have been updated for June 2014. Paul McBeth continues on Top of the World followed by David Feldberg. This is the first update of 2014 following the Japan Open, our first Major of 2014, won by Ricky Wysocki currently ranked fourth. Valarie Jenkins retained her top spot boosted by her first place finish at the Japan Open. But she's now joined by Paige Pierce who is tied with Jenkins in a dead heat for first in World Ranking points.

Valarie Jenkins and David Feldberg top the Yearend 2010 PDGA World Rankings

What's up with rankings and ratings as we approach yearend?

Valarie Jenkins regains top spot with recent wins over Sarah Stanhope at U.S. Womens Nationals and the Augusta Classic (pictured).

New updates posted for Ratings, for World Rankings and for Players & Rookies of the Year

Record setting performances all around. David Feldberg has now tied Ken Climo with a 1044 rating, so far the best of all time. Last update, Climo called Feldberg to let him know he was still a point short when he reached 1043. (These guys watch the ratings like a hawk.) Feldberg had to play just a little bit better including Pro Worlds and finally made it. Climo first got the 1044 rating in September 2002 and held it for the next update in March 2003. We'll see if David can hold it for at least the same time period as Climo, or perhaps, can he beat the 1044?

How they work and what's been improved.

PDGA World Rankings started at the end of 2005 partly at the urging of Ken Climo after talking with me about how ratings alone didn’t indicate how players at the top actually fared when playing against each other.

NOTE: Download the full Men's World Rankings and/or Women's World Rankings for description of the table header codes.