Originally Posted by Smiling Buddha
I would tremendously appreciate it if someone would address this and explain to me the discrepancy between amateur and pro slams.
It's a slippery slope, mate. If I chose not to count amateur slams, I'd also have to question whether to count the AO from the 70's and early 80's.
I have instead decided to count amateur slams, pro slams, and Open Era slams as all equal statistically. What weight anyone else places upon them is their prerogative.
You could also make the argument that pro slams should not count because the top amateurs did not play them, and most pro slams had only 8 or 12 draws, 16 tops. I MIGHT have seen a 32 draw pro slam, but that is rare as diamonds, while the amateurs had to play 64 or 128 draws.
So it is all a slippery slope.