Success for FotoFinish in Genesis Scottish Open allowed Rory Mcilroy to overcome Jon Rahm and to move from 3/a 2/to position of the World Ranking. The number 1 remains Scottie Scheffler, back from 3/or placed to North Berwick in the Rolex Series tournament of the DP World Tour organized in collaboration with the PGA Tour.
As regards the Top 10, the other positions remain unchanged with the only exception by Wyndham Clark who climbs Jordan Spieth and flies to 10/o.
The Azzurri remain distant. Francesco Molinari, the best, is 157/o.
Distance Guido Migliozzi, 224/or in front of Edoardo Molinari, 315/O. While Matteo Manasero is 351/O. The thrust for the creation of the Official World Golf Rankings was from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews Tournament Committee, which in the 1980s realized that the system he adopted, or to send the invitations for participation in the British Open by analyzing Each tour individually, he was leading to the exclusion of more and more high -level players because they divided their commitments on several different tours, and by the authoritative sports manager Mark McCormack, who became the first president of the international committee that supervises the creation of the ranking.
The system used to develop the ranking was developed on the basis of that of the McCormack's World Golf Rankings, which had previously been published in its annuario World of Professional Golf Annual from 1968 to 1985, which was an unofficial ranking and was not used for others Fasically how to select the players to invite to tournaments.
The first ranking was published before the 1986 edition of The Masters. The first six players were: Bernhard Langer, Severiano Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Mark O'Meara and Greg Norman. The first three were therefore European players, but among the first fifty thirty -one were instead US.
Over the years the method of calculating the ranking has very changed. Initially the ranking was calculated on a period of three years, with the score of the current year multiplied by four, that of the previous year for two and that of two years before left unchanged.
The ranking was drawn up with the total score and the overall points rounded to the closest whole value. All tournaments recognized by professional tours and some of the invitations tournaments were classified into categories, which went from "Major Tournaments" (whose winner received 50 points) to "other tournaments" (whose winner received a minimum of 8 points ).
In each tournament, the other classified also received points proportionally to the placement starting from the second which received 60% of the points due to the winner. At the beginning of April 1989 the ranking was changed and based on the average points for tournament played instead of the overall sum.
This is to better reflect the value of some players (especially those of the most advanced age) who played less tournaments than others, but showed in the major tournaments that their ranking was underestimated. For example, Tom Watson between 1987 and 1989 had placed himself among the top 15 in eight major tournaments, but with the overall points system he only had in forty position: with the medium points system he went back to the twentieth.
A new system was also devised to determine the "weight" of each tournament, based on the overall value of the participants assessed with the ranking prior to the start of the tournament. The Major tournaments were however guaranteed the maximum of 50 points for the winner, while all the others could reach a maximum of 40 if all the best 100 in the world had been at the start.
In practice, the result is that most of the PGA Tour tournaments settled around 25 points for the winner, those of the European Tour around 18 and those of the Japan PGA Tour around 12. In 2007 the system was changed again In 1996 the three years of which it was taken into account were reduced to two and the current year passed to double.
Since 2000 it began to assign points to a greater number of players classified in each tournament and the average was no longer rounded to the whole. Initially only the Royal and Ancient Golf Club Tournament Committee used the ranking for official purposes; The PGA Tour recognized it in 1990 and in 1997 all the main tours also made it.
The ranking, which was previously called the Sony ranking, in that year took the name of Official World Golf Rankings. The headquarters where it is treated and managed is located in Virginia Water in Surrey, England. So far nineteen players have been officially recognized in the world.
Severiano Ballesteros replaced Bernhard Langer after a while the introduction of the ranking and then duel for the position with Greg Norman for three years, until Nick Faldo took his place as the main rival of Norman. Ian Woosnam and Fred Couples took turns first several times between 1991 and 1992, before returning to the command of Faldo lasted until 1994, when the leader became Nick Price.
Greg Norman returned to command in 1995 and 1996, therefore, after only one week in which the primacy went to Tom Lehman, Tiger Woods dominated from 1997 to 2005, with short interruptions for the advantage of Ernie Els and David Duval, in September 2004 Vijay Singh became the twelfth n.1 and he and Woods took turns in command several times during 2005, but Woods eventually resumed off.