Adam Scott: "Rankings may become irrelevant"

Adam Scott plays an important role within the PGA Tour, holding two key roles

by Andrea Gussoni
Adam Scott: "Rankings may become irrelevant"
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Adam Scott plays an important role within the PGA Tour, holding two key roles. Early last year, he was elected President of the Player Advisory Council, a body that directly represents players and interacts with the Commissioner.

Since January of this year, he has also assumed the role of Player Director, replacing Charley Hoffman.

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Thanks to these positions, the 2013 Masters winner has a privileged perspective to evaluate the current state of professional golf.

Scott has clear ideas about the direction the circuits should take and shared his views at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic. First and foremost, he wants to see more top-level players participating in major tournaments around the world.

Second, he would like to see the World Golf Rankings (OWGR) take a more global approach, especially in light of recent changes focused on PGA Tour events. Growing concerns about the potential disadvantage of the DP World Tour and Asian Tour tournaments due to these changes mean that Scott believes there is a real risk of making these changes (and also the OWGR) irrelevant in the golf landscape.

Scott says: "I don't need to get any feedback on that, because I can observe what's happening," noting that professional golf is at the center of an intense debate and that the World Rankings also risk being in a precarious position if they do not adopt an efficient system.

Indeed, it is clear that the OWGR system no longer enjoys widespread acceptance, not only among players, but also among PGA Tour professionals. Despite this, it appears that the OWGR governing body does not adequately take these issues into account.

concerns. In summary, Scott's views reflect a growing dissatisfaction with the current ranking system and the need to review and improve the overall approach to rankings in the world of professional golf. 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: 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.

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