World ranking without changes in the top 20



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World ranking without changes in the top 20

The world golf ranking remains unchanged in the top 20 and the Spanish Jon Rahm remains in fifth place despite his victory in the Dubai tournament of the DP World Tour. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy slightly lowered his average points with 9.32, the same as American Scottie Scheffler (8.97), Australian Cameron Smith (7.98) and fellow American Patrick Cantlay (7.94).

Rahm goes from 7.03 to 7.24 to shore up his position. Behind the Spaniard, the Americans Xander Schauffele (6.75), Will Zalatoris (6.19) and Justin Thomas (5.82) also lose points. Adri Arnaus becomes the second Spaniard in the table by placing in 80th place, winning 3, while Pablo Larrazábal loses six places and stands at 86.

Adrián Otaegui in 96 and Sergio García in 99 complete the Spanish presence in the top100. World ranking
1. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 9.3204 points
2. Scottie Scheffler (USA) 8.9746
3. Cameron Smith (Australia) 7.9827
4.

Patrick Cantlay (USA) 7.9482
5. Jon Rahm (Spain) 7.2448
6. Xander Schauffele (USA) 6.7550
7. Will Zalatoris (USA) 6,1915
8. Justin Thomas (USA) 5.8268
​9. Matthew Fitzpatrick (England) 5.6797
10. Collin Morikawa (USA) 5,4452 ​The Official World Golf Ranking 1 or (in English) Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) is a classification system of male professional golfers.

The ranking was created in 1986, and its objective is to provide an integrated system that allows comparing the results obtained by golfers who participate (as of 2020) in more than 20 independent golf tours. The classification is updated weekly and only considers the results in individual tournaments, during a period of two mobile years, although recent results have a greater weight.

During the year 2019 the ranking covered more than 400 tournaments in 23 tours.3 The ranking is used as one of the qualification criteria to enter a series of important tournaments, including three Majors (The Masters,4 US Open, 5 The Open 6), the four World Golf Championships (WCG)7 and the Olympic Games.

The ranking was created in 1986, at the initiative of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) and was intended to have an objective system to determine the players who would receive invitations to the British Open Golf.

Until the end of the 1970s, there was a clear dominance in world golf by the players who participated in the PGA Tour (mainly Americans). However, the 1980s brought with it a revival of European golf, at the hands of figures such as Severiano Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo, among others.

Similarly, international players like Greg Norman, Nick Price or Isao Aoki also successfully competed against PGA Tour players. As a result of the above, it was not clear to the R&A how to weight the results obtained by players in different tours, even more so considering that, at that time, the four majors were the only instances in which players from different tours used to face each other.