Ranking, announced changes to the system

The Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) Governing Board committee today presents two new updates to the ranking system

by Andrea Gussoni
Ranking, announced changes to the system
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The Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) Governing Board committee today presents two new updates to the ranking system. First, for events with 80 players or fewer, the new points distribution curve will award a greater proportion of points to the top finishers in each event.

Additionally, the performance of players who finish in the bottom 15% of the final standings in these non-cut events has been taken into account. Additionally, in match play format events, players who lose in the first round or in an entire group will not be rewarded with ranking points.

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Secondly, the Governing Board has created a new benefit for players who achieve multiple victories. They will receive a 60% bonus in points if they win in a period of 52 weeks on any eligible circuit. However, the point bonus will be limited to a total of four points.

"Following a thorough analysis of the changes implemented in August 2022, two opportunities were identified to further improve the OWGR and accurately evaluate player performance across all eligible Tours," commented Official World Golf Ranking President, Peter Dawson."The adjustments to the Rankings were made after careful consideration and we believe that today's updates will improve and better position OWGR for the future," he added.

Starting January 1, 2024, the approved changes will come into effect. The OWGR will be in charge of supervising the correct functioning of both mechanisms until this year, and will make any adjustments it deems appropriate.

The end result is expected to be an efficient and fair system for all stakeholders. The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for evaluating the level of performance of professional golfers. It was introduced in 1986, supported by the four majors and six professional tours that make up the International Federation of PGA Tours, namely the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and Sunshine Tour.

points also for good final placings in the following tours: Web.com Tour, Challenge Tour, PGA Tour Canada, OneAsia Tour, Korean Tour, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, Asian Development Tour, PGA Tour China, Alps Tour, Nordic Golf League, PGA EuroPro Tour , ProGolf Tour, MENA Golf Tour.