How far have LIV Golf players fallen in the world rankings?
With no Official World Golf Ranking points available for the breakaway series, George Cooper is keeping you up to date on the defectors’ back progress.
As the LIV Golf World Rankings debacle wreaks havoc on the breakaway league, we’re following how far the defector has fallen in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).
LIV Golf World Ranking
While the growing list of players defect to LIV Golf continues to produce an endless amount of controversy, backlash and legal conflict Looking ahead to their future plans, one of the biggest issues facing the league rebels is their plummeting position within the OWGR.
As it stands, the Greg Norman-led series has not received OWGR accreditation, which means players have not been able to collect World Ranking Points for competing in the events on invite from LIV Golf.
But how far are we talking? Well, here’s a chart showing where the stars of LIV ranked before joining the breakaway series, and where they rank today…
LIV Golf Players OWGR
|Player||Pre-LIV Ranking||Current ranking||Difference|
|Bryson De Chambeau||29||54||-25|
|Harold Varner III||42||44||-2|
|Charles Howell III||171||243||-75|
And, if the stats weren’t alarming enough for these players, the trend doesn’t look in danger of slowing down anytime soon.
While Greg Norman’s series is seeking accreditation from the OWGR Board, the hurdles couldn’t be greater right now.
Approval can take between one and two years, and even then, LIV’s course size is no larger than 75, LIV golf events are not played over 72 holes, and they do not involve cutting – just a few of the mandatory items the OWGR requires in its rules and regulations.