LIV Golf, which launched in June and has hosted five events to date, applied for recognition in the golf world rankings in July and its application is still under review; Ranking plays an important role in deciding to enter the four majors of golf
Last Updated: 09/28/22 2:01 pm
Rory McIlroy believes LIV Golf must make changes to have a chance of achieving approved status by the Official Golf World Rankings.
The Saudi-backed breakaway round kicked off earlier this year, with former world No 1 Dustin Johnson and reigning Open champion Cameron Smith among the initial signings, although the tournament is currently not gives the player any world ranking points.
All 48 players who competed at LIV Golf’s event outside of Chicago earlier this month sent a joint letter to OWGR president Peter Dawson urging him to award ranking points to competitors, while singles world ranking is still under review.
“If they meet the criteria, they get a world ranking score,” says McIlroy New Sky Sportsbefore the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. “I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t, as long as they meet the set criteria.
“The one thing that frustrates them in the first place is that they don’t want to play by the rules that have been in place for so long. It can’t be a set of rules for a certain number of people and then a set of rules for a certain number of people. rules for others – everyone has to follow the same rules here.
“If they’re willing to follow the rules they’ll get a world rating 100% of the time, but the way things are now and the way their tour is set up, I just think that makes it very difficult for them to do it.” make that argument.”
According to the letter sent by the players, every week that goes by without the participation of LIV Golf players “degrades the historical value” of the world rankings, even though the US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick insists it takes patience until a decision is made.
Live DP World Tour Golf
September 29, 2022, 12:00 noon
“I understand why they think they deserve points because of the players they have, and disagree with that, but if you look at all the other tours in previous years that went through the process Officially it takes a year or two,” said Fitzpatrick Sky Sports News.
“You only have to wait two years – that’s what I’ve been told is the process and that’s it. I read somewhere that they should update the points again when they have their first event, which is real. ridiculous.
“You already know what you sign up for before you go and if you do your homework you know the process takes a year or two, so you might have to accept that and it’s just a rule of thumb. game.
“When you see the pound sign, it can shake your mind a little bit. I think it’s one of those things where, with the decision you make, you have to sit down and consider all the sides. edge.
“World ranking scores are probably already on the list, but obviously there’s probably no chance of really diving in at a time when there’s a chance of getting them. They have to fit a lot of the criteria that are currently in place. they don’t match and that’s just the way it’s unfortunate.”
Watch the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship live throughout the week on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins Thursday from noon on Sky Sports Golf.