Because of round four at the Disc Golf World Tour Final / USDGC being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, after already having suffered rains and winds throughout earlier rounds, the standings after round three go in the books as final standings.
We will never know what would have happened had round four been played, but fact is that the two players who seemed to be deciding who was going to bring home the title of PDGA Europe Player of the Year 2016 did under-perform at the USDGC.
Juho Parviainen (FI), in the lead with 365 points until this weekend, and Seppo Paju (FI) closely following at 340 points finished 8 and 9 strokes of the top 20 (only top 20 finishes garner points towards POTY standings) this weekend; respectively tied 37th, and tied 40th.
Mind you, they still averaged 1007 unofficially rated disc golf, so you can hardly say they played poorly. There were just too many players that played even better.
Placed 3rd and tied 4th players until this weekend, respctively Teemu Nissinen (FI) with 325, and Karl Johan Nybo (DK) with 315 points, played really well at the Disc Golf World Tour Final (finishing 7th and tied 8th, averaging about 1033 unofficially rated rounds). This propelled the both of them to the top two spots in the POTY standings.
Since there are no more Majors or EuroTour events played this year, only PDGA ratings and points updates are going to be creating any further re-shuffling of the cards in both the male and female POTY standings. Who will win the title in the end?