LIV Golfer's reaction to OWGR decision: Cameron Smith is furious

"We've got some guys out here who are playing some of the best golf in the world and they're outside the top 100, 200 in the world. It's pretty ridiculous."

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LIV Golfer's reaction to OWGR decision: Cameron Smith is furious
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The decision of the OWGR not to award LIV Golf with ranking points caused a large number of reactions. LIV Golfers who hoped that things could be resolved are especially frustrated. This way, their problem has deepened even more.

Cameron Smith, perhaps the best player of this Tour, considers the decision ridiculous. "I think it [the OWGR] is almost obsolete now," Cameron Smith said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com! "We've got some guys out here who are playing some of the best golf in the world and they're outside the top 100, 200 in the world.

It's pretty ridiculous." Dustin Johnson believes that the world ranking no longer makes sense. He emphasized the fact that many golfers who deserve a place at the very top will not be there. Therefore, he does not see the point of the entire ranking system.

"I feel like you can't really use the world ranking system any more. It's hard to use the world ranking system if you're excluding 48 guys that are good players. The rankings are skewed."

Patrick Reed reacts


LIV Golf executives had initially anticipated that LIV would earn points over time.

However, it appears that achieving their goal will require significant effort and dedication. Patrick Reed, too, questions the rationale behind this decision. "Obviously it's disappointing. Until the actual world ranking reflects the actual top players in the world, then to me it's just kind of a broken system.

Just because we play on a different tour, it shouldn't matter."
OWGR chairman Peter Dawson explained his decision and gave the reasons why LIV was not awarded points. “This decision not to make them eligible is not political.

It is entirely technical. LIV players are self-evidently good enough to be ranked. They’re just not playing in a format where they can be ranked equitably with the other 24 tours and thousands of players trying to compete on them”.

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