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LIV Snubs OWGR! Our Reaction & Thoughts!
Episode 2611th March 2024 • Golf Lovers United: Discussing Golf, the Fair Way • Golf Lovers United
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In this episode, Ben and Jay discuss LIV Golf's pursuit of Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points and the OWGR's deliberate exclusion of LIV Golf.

They explore the reasons behind the OWGR's decision and the potential impact on the rankings. Ben and Jay also share their predictions for the next 12-15 months and discuss the potential consequences for major championships. They conclude with their excitement for the future of golf.

Takeaways

LIV Golf has retracted its application for OWGR points after the OWGR decided not to grant them due to concerns about the qualification system and lack of turnover in Live Golf events.

The OWGR's decision to exclude LIV Golf from the rankings is seen as a way to protect the PGA Tour and its TV contracts, which are tied to the OWGR rankings.

The OWGR's rankings are criticized for being inaccurate and outdated, and there are calls for a fairer system that includes LIV Golf and ranks players based on their performances.

The future of LIV Golf and its impact on major championships remains uncertain, with the resolve of the majors and the decisions of top players being key factors.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction and Recap of Jeddah and Hong Kong
  • 02:34 LIV Golf's Pursuit of OWGR Points
  • 07:05 OWGR's Deliberate Exclusion of LIV Golf
  • 10:00 Suggested Approach for OWGR Points
  • 13:33 Predictions for the Next 12-15 Months
  • 16:37 Impact on Major Championships

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