The LIV claims to enter the World Golf Ranking

Players that make up the LIV have come together to sign a letter requesting obtain points for playing the tournaments of that organization. The letter has been addressed to OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking)whose ranking list does not count None of the tournaments who dispute in competition financed with Saudi money. Already in July, the organization that directs the official ranking was asked to add points for playing these tournaments, but they did not receive any response.

In the letter, they wanted sign the top stars that make up this competition, since not obtaining points would lead golfers to not be able to play tournaments very important, including the Olympic Games. Cameron Smith, Phil Mickelson or Bryson DeChambeau are some of the names that have wanted to sign the letter to preserve the “integrity” of this sport because they consider unfair the fact that this tournament is an exception when it has many golfers of the highest level.

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Signatories of the letter addressed to the OWGR.

Golfers state that they should include LIV tournaments to add points because the fact of not including said competition in this ranking “would be like leave out Belgium, Argentina and England out of FIFA ranking”. “As athletes who are in the ranking, we depend on the OWGR, not only for classify the most important events, including the major and the Olympics, but to tell us where we are with respect to our colleagues”, they say in the letter.

“We ask you urgently that action be taken appropriate for include, on a retroactive basis, the results of LIV events in the OWGR. A ranking without the LIV would be incorrect and incomplete”, the letter adds. In addition, he comments that “every week that goes by without the inclusion of LIV athletes undermines the historical value of the OWGR. We call for a positive decision to be reached as soon as possible, for the benefit of the integrity of the rankings, the game and all of us who love the sport.”

The fact of not being able to score points for the ranking and staying out of the big tournaments is a drama for the golfers who decided to go to the competition run by Greg Norman. In fact, the drop in positions on that list is already notorious. A concrete case has been exposed in the declaration of the golfers. Dustin Johnson has been set as example to demonstrate the ‘unfairness’ of this exclusion of these athletes to the ranking. “Dustin Johnson was classified as 13th in the OWGR shortly before announce that would play at LIV. Now it’s in the 22nd place despite having finished eighth, third, second and first in the first four LIV events”, they comment in the letter.

To conclude, the golfers express in the letter the fact that “the fans deserve inclusive and correct rankings”. “Not including 48 of the world’s best golfers in the ranking would mean fans are being denied what they deserve”, the letter concludes.

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