question... how do DNF's impact the ratings if they do at all. just curious
DNFs do not get rated at all. There are a number of reasons for DNFs. Mike Murphy DNF'd last night, but he was -2 was 4 holes to play (all birdieable for Mike), so he apparently just had somewhere to be, I guess, because he was playing ok. Injury is another...Jack pulled out of a Wyco round last week because of a bum shoulder. I've thought about instituting a policy of rating a round 100 points below your average and counting it, but even that's fraught with dangers and inconsistencies. If there were some sort of prize for the best rating, we'd automatically DQ anyone from prize consideration if they had a DNF (the PGA Tour does this for the Vardon Trophy, which goes to the player with the best adjusted scoring average.) But there's no such prize. At this point, I doubt people are DNF'ing to salvage their rating, so DNFs will continue to be a non-factor.
If you cut and paste the table from this board into an Excel file, you can sort it by rating. The first and last name are in the same field, but there is an Excel trick to separate them, so you can sort by last name if you wish. Contact me privately if you want to know how to do that. Also, these ratings only include local events....no out-of-town stuff. Too much work for me to figure out who's playing where. The local stuff I can get easy.