Originally Posted by Aubin
In my experience, it seems that once you have 5+ years under your belt, play continuously, stay healthy, and keep it pretty local, anyone who is solidly rated between 940 and 970 could have a super hot day and shoot a pair of 1000 rated rounds and compete for top pro cash. Happens all the time, at least around here.
I know people who've settled into that mid-900s range and rarely shoot 1000-rated rounds. If they do, they're just as likely to shoot 900-rated rounds (which is why their rating averages what it does).