After The Memorial Tournament (Pga Tour), the American Scottie Scheffler reaffirmed his leadership in the world ranking. Third in Dublin, Ohio, the number 1 in the world ranking increased his advantage over the Spaniard Jon Rahm, again 2/o ahead of the Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, 3/o.
While in 4th position there is still the Californian Patrick Cantlay, who is now breathing down the neck of the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, from 7th to 5th after the feat in The Memorial.
Scottie Scheffler, results
The affirmation on the Dp World Tour, in Germany and in the Porsche European Open, allowed the Northern Irishman Tom McKibbin to leap from 335th to 162nd position.
The best blue remains Francesco Molinari, 142/o. While thanks to the exploits on the Challenge Tour in the Czech Republic, in the D+D Real Czech Challenge, Andrea Pavan recovered 259 positions, from 898/o to 639/o. The impetus for the creation of the Official World Golf Rankings came from the tournament committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, which in the eighties realized that the system it adopted, i.e.
sending invitations to participate in the British Open by analyzing each tour individually, was leading to the exclusion of more and more top-level players because they split their schedules on several different tours, and by the influential sports manager Mark McCormack, who became the first chairman of the international committee overseeing the creation of the league table.
The system used to develop the rankings was developed based on that of McCormack's World Golf Rankings, which had previously been published in his World of Professional Golf Annual from 1968 to 1985, which was an unofficial ranking and was not used for other purposes such as selecting players to invite to tournaments.
The first ranking was published before the 1986 edition of The Masters. The top six players were: Bernhard Langer, Severiano Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Mark O'Meara and Greg Norman. The top three were therefore European players, but among the top fifty thirty-one were Americans.
Over the years the method of calculating the ranking has changed a lot. Initially the ranking was calculated over a three-year period, with the current year's score multiplied by four, that of the previous year by two and that of two years before left unchanged.
The ranking was compiled with the total score and the overall points rounded to the nearest integer. All tournaments recognized by the professional tours and some of the invitational tournaments were classified into categories, ranging from "major tournaments" (where the winner received 50 points) to "other tournaments" (where the winner received a minimum of 8 points).
). In each tournament, the other classified players also received points in proportion to their placement, starting with the runner-up who received 60% of the points due to the winner.
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