“The world golf ranking is now becoming an obsolete system.”
Cameron Smith (Australia, photo), who is participating in the PIF Saudi International (total prize money of $5 million), the opening game of the Asian Tour 2023 season, expressed dissatisfaction with the current golf ranking system. At a press conference held on the 2nd (Korean time) prior to the tournament, he said, “I tried to accept (the drop in rankings) as positively as possible,” and “I wanted to be number one in the world. actually came close. However, the more this situation continues, the more I feel that the world rankings are obsolete.”
Smith transferred to the LIV Golf Invitational after completing the US Professional Golf (PGA) tour schedule for the 2021-2022 season in August. It was big news in the golf world in that it was the departure of a player who was evaluated as the next-generation star of the PGA Tour by winning the PGA Tour Players Championship in the 2021-2022 season and the British Open (The Open), a major tournament. 바카라사이트
Smith, who joined LIV after receiving a large invitation fee, showed off his outstanding skills by winning his second competition. However, his decline in the world rankings could not be stopped. Smith, who was aiming for the world ranking, was pushed to fourth place.
LIV currently does not receive world ranking points from the World Golf Ranking Committee (OWGR). I tried a trick to establish a strategic alliance with the MENA tour, which takes place in the Middle East and North Africa, but even this was blocked. As a result, players who have moved to LIV are taking part in the DP World Tour and the Asian Tour to collect world ranking points. Many LIV players have no choice but to participate in the Saudi International.