Originally Posted by kiki
You just canīt have more than 8 toptenners at the Masters or WCT finals..so Philadelphia may have been favoured because of its gigantic draw
That's a good point, you can't just count the top tenners at Dallas in an absolute sense. Instead you could say, in '76, that of the 8 players at Dallas, 5 were year-end top-tenners. At Philadelphia, 7 of the top 10 were present. Numerically it's very comparable.
What tips me in favor of Philly is the presence of Connors and Nastase. Borg was the top player at Dallas. The next highest of the year-end top tenners was #5 Ramirez, followed by #6 Vilas. Philadelphia had #1, 2 and 3: Connors, Borg, Nastase.