LIV Golf fails in bid to be eligible for world ranking points

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The organization that oversees official world golf rankings rejected the series’ request.The Official World Golf Ranking body denied LIV Golf’s request to be awarded world ranking points. Concerns regarding the circuit’s format were raised in a letter to chief executive Greg Norman and chief operating officer Gary Davidson, denying the Saudi-backed breakaway’s request. LIV Golf…

The organization that oversees official world golf rankings rejected the series’ request.
The Official World Golf Ranking body denied LIV Golf’s request to be awarded world ranking points.

LIV Golf fails in bid to be eligible for world ranking points

Concerns regarding the circuit’s format were raised in a letter to chief executive Greg Norman and chief operating officer Gary Davidson, denying the Saudi-backed breakaway’s request.

LIV Golf fails in bid to be eligible for world ranking points

The OWGR decided not to recognize LIV as an Eligible Golf Tour because they were unable to determine a “fair and equitable way” to evaluate competitors in LIV golf events.
In a statement, OWGR chairman Peter Dawson said, “It is unfortunate that there was no method to fairly and equally include LIV Golf in the ranking for the 24 tours that are currently eligible and theirtheirthousands of playing members.”s

“OWGR will keep an eye on advancements in men’s professional golf botha generally and at LIV specifically, while contct ito investigate this issue.” nuing.

Professional golf is “now without a true or global scoring and ranking system,” according to LIV, which responded to the ruling.
“The only goal of OWGR is to rank the world’s top players.” According to a LIV statement, “Today’s communication makes clear that it can no longer deliver on that objective.”

“Traditionally, players have been required to meet a single global ranking in order to be eligible for the biggest events, major championships, and contract value from corporate sponsors.

The inability of a ranking to fairly represent all players, no matter where they play golf in the world, robs golf’s participants, supporters, and stakeholders of the impartial basis required. to properly recognize the best player performances in the world. Additionally, it deprives some conventional tournaments of their best fields.
There is currently no accurate, worldwide system for scoring and ranking in professional golf. The lack of clarity or trust benefits neither players nor fans as long as the best player performances go unrecognized.
LIV is committed to maintaining fairness in the marketplace so that sponsors, broadcasters, and viewers can rely on an unbiased, independent ranking system in addition to the pure joy of watching the greatest golf in the world.”

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