LIV Golf asks the World Ranking Board for points retroactively

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — LIV Golf is ramping up golf’s rankings, requesting in a letter to Chairman Peter Dawson that its results be retroactively included in the rankings.

LIV Golf, which features 48 courses with 54 holes with the gun starting every day, was submitted to be included in the world rankings on July 6.

Among the requirements for obtaining World Ranking Points is a new round of guidelines compliance for at least one year before being accepted. The Saudi-funded league did not play its first tournament until June 9.

Dawson, the former R&A CEO, spoke last month on the Golf Channel about OWGR’s new formula, though he declined to speak specifically to the LIV Golf app.

The letter sent Friday to Dawson was signed by all 48 players at the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago, along with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, who has signed with LIV but is not expected to start playing until next year. .

“OWGR without LIV would be incomplete and inaccurate, which is equivalent to leaving the Big 10 or SEC out of the US college football rankings, or leaving Belgium, Argentina and England out of the FIFA rankings,” the letter read.

Players who signed with the lucrative LIV Golf series earned Rank Points only in the Majors or in the European Tour events in which they were allowed to play.