Tiers are over rated. To me average is more important .
For the vast majority tiers are directly related to average.
Red tee tourneys affect both the same.
most everything is affected by people grinding out red tee rounds.
probably the best stats to go by are sand save %, save %, ADP, 3 putt %,
also helps to compare level to tier. it's informative on how people got to whatever tier they are at.
really doesn't matter. comparing yourself to anyone else is a waste of time. It's an ego thing that just doesn't matter.