The Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) system is currently one of the main topics on the golf scene. The leaders of LIV Golf are especially dissatisfied because OWGR does not want to award them points. OWGR changed the system in August, which caused numerous reactions.
The biggest golf star, Tiger Woods, reacted to the OWGR changes at the press conference before the Hero World Challenge. “OWGR, it’s a flawed system. That’s something we all here recognise. The field at Dubai got less points than Sea Island and more of the top players were there in Dubai, so obviously there’s a flawed system.
”- Woods said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com The great golfer also talked about potential solutions. “How do you fix it? You know, those are meetings we’re going to have to have. We’re going to have to have it with the World Golf Committee and as well as our - the main tours that are involved in it.
Somehow come up with a better system than is in place now”.
Tiger Woods and OWGR
Tiger Woods recalled moments in his career and 'weird' things related to the OWGR. “I remember in my career when I – I had a big lead in my career, I didn’t have to play a single tournament the next year, and I still would be ranked No.1.
We changed that system then. So it has been changed in the past and I’m sure this will be changed hopefully soon”. The American will not be part of the Hero World Cup Challenge as he has plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
"I can hit golf balls. It's the walking that just hurts. So that's just a - something that - when you've got plantar fasciitis, the only thing you can do is rest and try and stretch that out as best as possible, but it's rest.
How do you rest when you're hosting a tournament? You know, it's hard. So this will be a tough week. The father-son [PNC Championship] will be a very easy week, Charlie will just hit all the shots and I'll just get the putts out of the hole, so pretty easy there. But other than that, in The Match we're playing in, we're flying in carts."