The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft has produced half of the highest rated rounds in history.
Nine of the nineteen rounds rated 1100 and higher have been thrown during the Memorial on the Fountain Hills and Vista del Camino courses since 2010. David Feldberg perhaps hinted in 2008 at what was to come with a 1098 on Vista. Josh Anthon was first to break the 1100 barrier at the Memorial with an 1106 in 2010. There were none in 2011. In 2012, Paul McBeth had one and Feldberg had two 1100+ rounds. This year, we saw five 1100+ rounds thrown by Nikko Locastro, Ricky Wysocki, Will Schusterick and Nate Doss along with the new all-time record 1132 by McBeth.
The Memorial Championship has been around for a long time playing these two courses. Here are some possibilities why we might be seeing more 1100+ rated rounds:
1. Better Discs: Is it the newer high speed discs?
2. New Players: Is it a different group of players?
3. Playing Better: Or are the same players playing better?
4. Ratings Inflation: Is there inflation in the ratings system?
5. Time of Year: Does time of the year play a role?
6. Course Layouts: Is there something unique about the course layouts?
For those who just want to know the results, here's what we found:
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