Cold shower for the LIV Golf players who set off this Friday in Bangkok (Thailand) for the 6th stage of the 2022 season of the dissident Tour supported with millions of dollars by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Arabia saudi.
The OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking) has indeed announced that it still has to study the formalized alliance this Wednesday between the LIV Golf and the MENA Tour, a satellite Tour of the Asian Tour, created in 2011 and recognized since 2016.
by this same OWGR.
Liv Golf, results
The office that governs the official world ranking thus affirms that the MENA Tour has communicated "significant changes" to its membership structure and that its notice was not "sufficient" to carry out a "necessary review of use".
in order to grant (or not) world points for the tournaments present in its calendar. The two LIV Golf tournaments scheduled in Thailand and then in Saudi Arabia next week and which launch the 2022-23 MENA Tour season will therefore not benefit from points in the world ranking.
In the official press release published this Wednesday by the MENA Tour, however, underlined in black and white that “the strategic alliance” with LIV Golf “allowed players to immediately benefit from world points.
» A point of view that is not, for the moment, shared by the OWGR. Remember that MENA Tour tournaments are usually played over 54 or 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes. This is not the case of LIV Golf whose format consists of 54 holes without a cut with a field limited to 48 players.
So many criteria that do not meet those advocated by the OWGR. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a large city known for its richly decorated temples and busy streets. The Chao Phraya River, crisscrossed by numerous boats, feeds a network of canals and runs through the royal district of Rattanakosin, home to the sumptuous Grand Royal Palace and its sacred temple of Wat Phra Kaew.
Not far away is the temple of Wat Pho, with a huge statue of the reclining Buddha, while on the other bank of the river is the temple of Wat Arun, characterized by a steep staircase and a Khmer-style spire.