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2019 MPO World Rankings - Year End

Rank Prev Name PDGA # Country WRPR RR Worlds USDGC Euro NET DGPT Points  
1 1 Paul McBeth 27523 US 1055 1 1  64  1 · 1 1
2 2 Richard Wysocki 38008 US 1049 2 2 ·  3  2 2.3 2.1
3 10 Eagle Wynne McMahon 37817 US 1045 3  8  7 2 2.5 2.5 3.3
4 5 James Conrad 17295 US 1035 9 3 1 8 4.8 4.8 5.1
5 7 Chris Dickerson 62467 US 1040 4 5 5 · · 13.3 5.9
6 17 Simon Lizotte 8332 DE 1038 6 8  53  9 4.5 3.3 6.1
7 6 Kevin Jones 41760 US 1037 7 7  33  9 6.8 3 6.6
8 15 Calvin Heimburg 45971 US 1039 5 20  28  · 2.5 4.5 7
9 9 Nathan Sexton 18824 US 1037 7 6 10  15  12.8 · 8.3
10 21 Garrett Gurthie 13864 US 1029 14 12  19  · 7.3 2.8 10.7
11 30 Jeremy Koling 33705 US 1023 17 · 2 5  26.8  13.5 11.9
12 22 Emerson Keith 47472 US 1025 16 3 14 · · 9 12.3
13 51 Chris Clemons 50401 US 1024 16.5 12 4 ·  20.3  9.5 12.5
14 42 Joel Freeman 69509 US 1026 15.5  31  10 · 9 12 12.9
15 17 Nikko Locastro 11534 US 1023 17 10 2 · · 15.3 13.1
16 47 Joshua Anthon 17946 US 1031 12 15 · · · 18 13.5
17 73 Alex Russell 66362 US 1027 15  31  7 · 20 9.5 13.6
17 53 Austin Hannum 68835 US 1027 15 15  30  7 15.3 14.3 13.6
19 - Albert Tamm 76669 EE 1024 16.5  31  10 3 · 26 14.8
20 66 Eric Oakley 53565 US 1018 19.5 10  25  9 16.5 15.3 15
21 16 Cale Leiviska 24341 US 1033 10 · · · · 17.7 15.3
21 70 Adam Hammes 57365 US 1024 16.5  29  10 · 24.5 8 15.3
23 37 Barry Schultz 6840 US 1030 13.5 26 14 · · · 15.7
23 41 Andrew Presnell 63765 US 1024 16.5 14  21  · 17.3 13.3 15.7
25 - Jesse Nieminen 58923 FI 1027 15 · · 5 · · 17.3
26 24 Michael Johansen 20300 US 1025 16 17  25  · 21.5 21 17.9
27 34 Drew Gibson 48346 US 1020 18.5  47  16 · 24 13.8 18.2
28 66 Nathan Queen 68286 US 1021 18  51  9 · 30 17 18.3
29 98 Anthony Barela 44382 US 1023 17 26 · · 18.3 15.5 18.5
29 14 Cameron Colglazier 47407 US 1027 15 18 33 · · · 18.5
29 12 Seppo Paju 36744 FI 1024 16.5 31  42  · 22.8 7.5 18.5
32 33 Philo Brathwaite 26416 US 1018 19.5 20 6  42  29.8 17.8 18.8
33 4 Gregg Barsby 15857 US 1024 16.5 20 30  33  · 13.8 18.9
33 24 Väinö Mäkelä 59635 FI 1026 15.5 20 33 14 ·  34  18.9
35 36 Joe Rovere 30306 US 1032 11 · · · · · 19
36 32 Nate Perkins 65737 US 1018 19.5  35  28 27 13.8 13.5 20.2
37 42 Karl Johan Nybo 28903 DK 1024 16.5 · · 15 · · 20.3
38 45 Mikael Räsänen 73312 FI 1020 18.5 · 40 9 · · 20.5
39 22 Manabu Kajiyama 8139 JP 1029 14 30 · · · · 20.7
40 - Andrew Marwede 75590 US 1019 19  37  25 · 25.5 17.3 20.8
41 27 Scott Withers 38464 US 1031 12 · 43 · · · 21.2
42 8 Paul Ulibarri 27171 US 1029 14 · · · · 36.3 21.7
43 38 David Feldberg 12626 US 1022 17.5 · 19 · · · 21.8
44 49 Jalle Stoor 8992 FI 1024 16.5 51 · 15 · · 22
45 - Isaac Robinson 50670 US 1021 18 · 21 · · · 22.5
45 53 Steven Rico 4666 US 1023 17 26 · · · · 22.5
47 58 Tim Barham 53332 US 1022 17.5 51 · · · 15.8 22.8
48 28 Kyle Crabtree 25596 US 1026 15.5 · · · · · 23.5
49 55 Steve Brinster 10628 US 1022 17.5 20 53 · · · 23.8
50 48 Stephen Miller 29922 US 1025 16 · · · · · 24
50 35 James Proctor 34250 US 1025 16 · · · · · 24
52 3 Matthew Orum 18330 US 1031 12 18 79 · · 11.8 24.1
53 - Ezra Robinson 50671 US 1017 20 · 21 · · · 24.2
53 - Reid Frescura 48338 US 1014 21.5  51  33 · 34.3 13.5 24.2
55 - Oskari Vikström 74130 FI 1015 21 · 38 25 · · 24.5
56 - Tony Ferro 33551 CH 1011 23 · · 52 3.6 · 24.6
57 60 Jordan Castro 49431 US 1015 21 35  79  · 25.3 27.3 25.1
58 - Niklas Anttila 91249 FI 1015 21 · · 22 · · 25.2
59 - Sam Lee 78519 US 1010 23.5 39 16 · · 26.5 25.3
59 92 Matt Bell 48950 US 1016 20.5 39  114  · 31.5 20 25.3
61 51 Devan Owens 25168 US 1016 20.5 · · 27 · · 25.6
62 - Brian Schweberger 12989 US 1022 17.5 · 44 · · · 25.9
63 - Luke Humphries 69424 US 1010 23.5  44  21 30 18 41 26.2
64 - Daniel Davidsson 76456 FI 1011 23 · · 19 · · 26.3
65 26 Zach Melton 38631 US 1010 23.5 44  58  · 20.8 23.5 26.5
66 40 Bradley Williams 31644 US 1019 19 · · · · · 27
67 59 Zackeriath Johnson 50312 US 1010 23.5 25 47 · · 20.5 27.2
68 65 Benjamin Callaway 39015 US 1020 18.5 47 · · · · 27.3
68 44 Leo Piironen 36099 FI 1014 21.5 · 58 20 · · 27.3
70 - Terry Rothlisberger 57493 US 1018 19.5 · · · · · 27.5
70 11 Andrew Fish 58320 US 1027 15 66 · · · · 27.5
72 96 Cameron Messerschmidt 58814 US 1016 20.5 · · · · 40.3 27.8
72 - Linus Carlsson 82098 SE 1013 22 · · 33 · · 27.8
74 - Logan Bowers 31536 US 1020 18.5 42 30 · · 40 27.9
75 - Philip Bartholomew 45441 US 1005 26 · 16 · · 47.8 28
76 - Antti Kotilainen 64033 FI 1011 23 · 68 9 · · 28.2
77 94 Brian Earhart 45879 US 1010 23.5 38  58  49 20.8 17 28.6
78 - Kyle Klein 85132 US 1017 20 · 49 · · · 28.8
79 - Jason Herm 15899 US 1015 21 · · · · · 29
79 - Matt Hammersten 81781 US 1015 21 · · · · · 29
81 - Henric Hagman 59769 SE 1008 24.5 · · 30 · · 29.4
82 - Bo Tillman 46480 US 1014 21.5 · · · · · 29.5
82 - Aaron Doyle 32750 US 1014 21.5 · · · · · 29.5
82 - Miles Seaborn 29264 US 1014 21.5 · · · · · 29.5
82 - Øyvind Jarnes 41884 NO 1003 27 · · 18 · · 29.5
86 80 A.J. Risley 25890 US 1014 21.5 72  112  · 23 18 29.6
87 - Samuel Stenman 74978 FI 1004 26.5 · · 22 · · 29.8
88 - Lauri Lehtinen 82297 FI 1015 21 · · 52 · · 30.2
88 - Silver Lätt 61186 EE 1010 23.5  66  58 50 2.7 · 30.2
90 - Kristian Kuoksa 107078 FI 1002 27.5 · · 21 · · 30.4
91 - Christian Dietrich 27984 US 1012 22.5 · · · · · 30.5
91 - Joey Lutz 45887 US 1012 22.5 · · · · · 30.5
91 89 Jeff Faes 33661 US 1012 22.5 · · · · · 30.5
91 - Kenny Clark 39829 US 1012 22.5 · · · · · 30.5
91 - Chris Nelson 78697 US 1012 22.5 · · · · · 30.5
96 49 Noah Meintsma 56555 US 1013 22 57  87  · 36.5 24.5 30.7
97 - Nolan Grider 13219 US 1016 20.5 · 58 · · · 30.8
97 - Thomas Gilbert 85850 CA 1012 22.5  94  73 · 22 22.3 30.8
99 - Paul Oman 34344 US 1013 22 66 · · · 31.5 30.9
100 - Kyle Eckmann 47892 US 1011 23 · · · · · 31
100 - Mike Moser 5557 US 1011 23 · · · · · 31
100 - Randon Latta 51685 US 1011 23 · · · · · 31
100 - Justin Bilodeau 45478 US 1007 25 · · · · 37 31
104 - Martin Hendel 39469 CA 1018 19.5 42 64 · · 22 31.1
105 - Mikael Häme 64889 FI 1014 21.5 72 · 30 · · 31.3
105 - Håkon Kveseth 74569 NO 1005 26 · · 34 · · 31.3
107 - Nicholas Rowton 34180 US 1010 23.5 · · · · · 31.5
107 - Nathan Ryan 61945 US 1010 23.5 · · · · · 31.5
107 - Coda Hatfield 23651 US 1010 23.5 · · · · · 31.5
107 - Colten Montgomery 35876 US 1009 24  89  63 33 24 20.8 31.5
111 - Matt Dollar 26045 US 1005 26  70  42 · 34.5 34.8 31.6
112 56 Grady Shue 68285 US 1008 24.5  110  70 · 27.8 19 31.7
113 - Emile Barbe 57366 CH 1008 24.5 · · 45 · · 31.9
113 - Brad Schick 7992 US 1010 23.5 · 50 · · · 31.9
115 - Kris Orrick 20020 US 1009 24 · · · · · 32
115 - Brandon Brown 87673 US 1004 26.5 · · · · 35.3 32
117 - Sylvain Gouge 8431 FR 1005 26 · · 39 · · 32.2
118 - Max Nichols 21870 US 1007 25 · · · · 44.8 32.3
119 - Cody Bradshaw 58007 US 1008 24.5 · · · · · 32.5
119 - Thomas Earhart 54106 US 1009 24 51 · · · · 32.5
121 - Samuel Hänninen 87964 FI 1004 26.5 · · 39 · · 32.6
122 - Teemu Nissinen 39696 FI 1005 26 · · 42 · · 32.7
123 - Trevor Harbolt 26860 US 1004 26.5 73 · · · 17.5 32.8
123 - Edward Ward 62387 US 1006 25.5 47 · · · 47.8 32.8
125 - Jake Lauber 44782 US 1008 24.5 51 · · · · 32.9
125 - Sias Elmore 57425 US 1014 21.5 57  95  · 39 36.8 32.9
127 - Ron Convers 9648 US 1007 25 · · · · · 33
127 - Alex Geisinger 52063 US 1007 25 · · · · · 33
127 - Kevin Gleason 19195 US 1007 25 · · · · · 33
127 - Jeremy Novak 68696 US 1007 25 · · · · · 33
127 - Austin Hoop 72423 US 1007 25 · · · · · 33
127 - Dustin Keegan 35187 US 1021 18 75 38 · · 31 33
133 - Mason Ford 72844 US 1016 20.5 72 · · · · 33.1
134 - Joona Heinänen 58926 FI 1001 28 · · 35 · · 33.2
135 - Peter McBride 34463 US 1006 25.5 50  53  · 26.5 46.5 33.3
136 - Chris Smith 19983 US 1006 25.5 · · · · · 33.5
136 - Mike Carman 48559 US 1006 25.5 · · · · · 33.5
136 - Chandler Fry 25541 US 1013 22 89 · · · 24 33.5
139 - Carl Ulvinen 59092 SE 1002 27.5 · · 40 · · 33.6
140 - Dallin Blanchard 72707 US 1014 21.5 · 71 · · · 33.8
140 - Jooa Saari 79887 FI 1001 28 · · 39 · · 33.8
142 - Craig Cutler 20671 US 1005 26 · · · · · 34
142 - Robert Nichols 34319 US 1005 26 · · · · · 34
142 - Marshall Blanks 56886 US 1005 26 · · · · · 34
142 - Gary Costa 10298 US 1005 26 · · · · · 34
142 - Devin Frederick 16287 US 1005 26 · · · · · 34
142 - Andrew Brown 89148 US 1005 26 · · · · · 34
142 - Dion Arlyn 24781 US 1005 26 · · · · · 34
149 - Tuomas Autio 71845 FI 1003 27 · · 47 · · 34.3
150 - Joshua Patin 56037 US 1004 26.5 · · · · · 34.5
150 - Jamie Kiep 68815 US 1004 26.5 · · · · · 34.5
150 - Brett Mierzejewski Stetson 79063 US 1004 26.5 · · · · · 34.5
150 - Ryan Sheldon 87836 US 1004 26.5 · · · · · 34.5
150 - Bryson James 56345 US 1004 26.5 · · · · · 34.5
155 - Keith Warren 13610 US 1003 27 · · · · · 35
155 - Andrew Schultz 32001 US 1003 27 · · · · · 35
155 - Chris Eads 34491 US 1003 27 · · · · · 35
155 - Gavin Rathbun 60436 US 1003 27 · · · · · 35
155 - Luis Nava 50383 US 1003 27 · · · · · 35
155 - Jeremy Herr 56486 US 1003 27 · · · · · 35
161 - Rich Klein III 40067 US 1006 25.5 59 · · · · 35.1
162 - Nick Wood 51161 US 1003 27 · · · · 52.3 35.2
163 - Sam Shiley 56072 US 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - Jacob Henson 60440 US 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - Peter Lunde 72576 NO 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - Jeff Vandemark 26326 US 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - Ståle Hakstad 42588 NO 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - Lewis Bitney 51242 US 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - Logan Harpool 101319 US 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - John Anderson 19996 US 1002 27.5 · · · · · 35.5
163 - Knut Valen Håland 35070 NO 1006 25.5 89 · 22 · · 35.5
163 - Charlie Goodpasture 26455 US 1005 26 76 33 · · · 35.5
173 - Tyler Liebman 24981 US 1007 25 · 65 · · · 35.7
173 - Antti Turpeinen 85256 FI 1001 28 · · 50 · · 35.7
175 - Dan Hastings 33504 US 1016 20.5 · 88 · · · 35.8
176 - Justin Anderson 55776 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Masatoshi Ishihara 8153 JP 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Jeremiah Kraus 38737 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Ryan Robinson 66977 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Clayton Lawson 69229 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Matthew Blakely 15410 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Dan Schlitter 80219 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Kesler Martin 88497 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
176 - Tim Skellenger 26269 US 1001 28 · · · · · 36
185 - Dominik Stampfer 35089 DE 1006 25.5 · · 67 · · 36.4
186 - Bobby Cowperthwait 23188 US 1000 28.5 · · · · · 36.5
186 - Geoff Bennett 24962 US 1000 28.5 · · · · · 36.5
186 - Kristian Spliid 40430 DK 1000 28.5 · · · · · 36.5
186 - Casey Hanemayer 67314 CA 1000 28.5 · · · · · 36.5
186 - Dana Vicich 26228 US 1005 26 65 · · · · 36.5
186 - Andrew Nava 52403 US 1000 28.5 · · · · · 36.5
186 - JohnE McCray 9852 US 1022 17.5 62 66 · · 38.5 36.5
193 - Isaac Heinen 44919 US 1007 25 72 · · · · 36.8
194 - Ben Kroll 42963 US 1002 27.5 62 · · · · 37.3
195 - Steven Jacobs 41260 US 1003 27 68 · · · · 37.8
195 - Chris Pinegar 74719 US 1000 28.5 · 60 · · · 37.8
197 - Kyle Griffin 67149 US 1002 27.5 · 66 · · · 37.9
198 - Avery Jenkins 7495 US 1005 26 78 · 46 · · 38
199 - Patrick Brown 25713 US 1003 27 60 47 · · 40.5 38.1
200 - Austin Turner 54049 US 1002 27.5 · 48 · · 79 39.5
201 - Thomas Tomaselli 80904 US 1002 27.5 77 · · · · 39.8
202 - Nicholas Masters 61176 US 1004 26.5 44 66 · · 52.5 40.3
203 - Willie Prince 31550 US 1003 27 39 76 · · 48 40.7
204 - Cole Wehrheim 60399 US 1001 28 83 · · · · 41.2
205 - Timothy Escobedo Jr 22698 US 1003 27 89 · · · · 41.3
206 - Simon Feasey 8508 NZ 1001 28 87 · · · · 41.8
207 - Garry Patton 49643 US 1002 27.5 90 · · · · 41.9
208 - Vincent Polidori 81039 US 1000 28.5 88 · · · · 42.4
209 - Nick Newton 47689 US 1012 22.5 102 47 · · 62.3 46.5
210 - Corey Ellis 44512 US 1003 27 74 67 · · 58.3 46.7
211 - Kyle Webster 28977 US 1006 25.5 86 · · · 128 52.7

World Rankings - Events/Categories

  • WRPR = World Rankings Player Rating
    • WRPR is the average of round ratings from B-tier and higher events in the 12 months prior to the World Ranking update.
  • RR = Ranking based on WRPR
  • Worlds = Ranking based on 2019 Pro Worlds
  • USDGC/USWDGC = Ranking based on 2019 USDGC / 2019 USWDGC
  • Euro = Ranking basked on 2019 European Open
  • NET = Average of a player's best finishes in National Tour and EuroTour events during the past 12 months
    • Best four finishes for MPO, best three finishes for FPO
  • DGPT = Disc Golf Pro Tour - Average of 4 best finishes during past 12 months

Eligibility

  • MPO competitors with a World Rankings Player Rating (WRPR; see Events/Categories section below) of 1000 or higher based on a minimum of 12 rated rounds (at least 8 for non-North American competitors) are included to start the World Rankings process. They will be assigned a World Ranking if they meet one of the following criteria:
    • Completed 2019 Pro Worlds in Open division or earned points in at least two of the events/categories listed in the "Events/Categories" section below
    • A World Ranking is always assigned to MPO competitors with a WRPR of 1020 or higher. However, one of the following penalties may apply.
      • If the competitor did not complete or earn points in any event or series included in World Rankings, they receive an 8-point penalty added to their World Ranking point total.
      • If the competitor completed or earned points in only one series or event (excluding MPO in Worlds) included in World Rankings, they receive a 4-point penalty added to their World Ranking point total.

World Rankings - Process Details

WRPR

The World Ranking Player Rating (WRPR) used for this calculation is based on a straight average of round ratings during the 12 most recent months prior to the date of the most recent PDGA Player Ratings update. Note that a player's WRPR could easily be different from a player’s official PDGA Player Rating, especially for those who are less active. This is because the 12 months used for the WRPR is the same period for everyone, unlike the official PDGA Player Ratings where the 12 months used are based on the individual player’s most recent 12-month period of actively competing in PDGA-sanctioned events. Furthermore, unlike official PDGA Player Ratings, the most recent 25% of round ratings are not double-weighted for the WRPR and no very low rated rounds are excluded.

Adjusted Rating Rank (RR)

The Adjusted RR (WRPR) Rank is the lower value of their rank below the top rated MPO/FPO player or the amount of rating points their WRPR is below the top rated player of their gender multiplied by 0.5. The player with the highest WRPR receives a rank of 1. Let’s say their rating is 1055. A player with a WRPR of 1035 would receive an Adjusted RR of 11 (i.e. 1 + 0.5 x [1055 – 1035]) regardless how many players have a WRPR above them. From a practical standpoint, each rating point difference between players is worth less than 0.1 throw. When a player wins an event, it's at least by one throw. Using the 0.5 multiplier in this WRPR process tightens up the spacing between players to reflect the reality that a player with a rating only one point lower than another will lose to the higher rated player by roughly one half throw every 4-6 rounds.

Event-Specific Points

The finish position of every player being ranked in the World Rankings is entered in a table. Then, their adjusted finish position is determined based only on how they finished relative to each other. Let's say the player finishing 15th at the USDGC (USWDGC) currently has a 990 (890) rating so they're not part of the World Rankings. The World Ranked player who finished 16th moves up to 15th place for ranking points. Every world ranked player below them also moves up one position. The number of USDGC (USWDGC) points will equal whatever a player’s adjusted ranking position turns out to be. In other words, if a player has 14 World Ranked players who finished ahead of them at the USDGC (USWDGC), they would get 15 USDGC (USWDGC) points. Players who are tied get the same number of points.

National Tour & EuroTour Points

The average of an MPO player's best four finishes (FPO – best three) in either NTs (National Tour) or ETs (Eurotour) in the past 12 months will be a factor worth 1/6 of their World Ranking Points. Because the strength of fields in the NT versus ET can vary more than 35 rating points, a bonus has been added that can reduce a player’s ranking (lower is better) in an event by up to 0.25. For MPO, the average rating of the top 15 finishers is subtracted from 1000 and divided by 100. So, an event where the top 15 finishers average 1020, each player in that event would get an added deduction from their finish position equal to 0.20 ([1020-1000]/100) as a bonus. If the average of the top 15 is less than 1000, no bonus is calculated. For FPO, the average rating of the top 4 finishers is calculated, subtracted from 930, then divided by 100.

Disc Golf Pro Tour Points

The average of a player's best four finishes in Disc Golf Pro Tour events in the last 12 months will be a factor worth 1/6 of their World Ranking Points.

Weighting Factors

A player’s Adjusted Rating Ranking points will be weighted from 10% to 100% depending on how many major events each played. The more major events a player completes, the less weight their Adj RR receives. If a player completes no major events nor participates in at least four events in the NT/ET series, their WRPR Points will get 100% weight, but the player will also receive the maximum in penalty points (see below). The weighting percentages for each major event will fluctuate depending on the player turnout each year. The major events for MPO and separately for FPO with the largest field sizes will be capped at a max of 25% weight with others receiving less weight proportionately based on field size.

Time Period Weighting

The weighting for each major event will slightly decrease in each update during the year each event is counted in the rankings by using the following weighting factors. Event played in past 3 months = 1.09, past 4-6 months = 1.03, past 7-9 months = 0.97 and past 10-12 months = 0.91.

Dropped Events

If a player has received a ranking in at least 4 event categories (Worlds, USDGC/USWDGC, Euro, NET, DGPT), their worst (highest) ranking of those categories will be dropped if that ranking is above their RR value.

Final Ranking

The weights are multiplied by the points earned for each item to determine a player's point total. The total points for each player are ranked from low to high to determine their World Ranking. Tied players receive the same ranking but their order on the list is based on who has the higher WRPR rating.