LIV Golf is seeking retrospective points from the World Ranking Board

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — LIV Golf is turning up the heat on the official world golf rankings, asking in a letter to President Peter Dawson that its results be retroactively included in the world rankings.

LIV Golf, which has 48-man fields that play 54 holes each day with a shotgun, applied to be included in the world rankings on 6 July.

One of the requirements to obtain world ranking points is for a new tour to adhere to the guidelines for at least one year before being admitted. The Saudi-funded league did not play its first tournament until 9 June.

Dawson, the former chief executive of R&A, spoke about OWGR’s new formula on Golf Channel last month, though he declined to speak specifically to the LIV Golf Application.

The letter sent to Dawson on Friday was signed by all 48 players at the LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago tournament, as well as two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, who has signed with LIV but is expected to resume play by next year. hope not.

“An OWGR without LIV would be incomplete and inaccurate, equivalent to excluding the Big 10 or the SEC from the US college football rankings, or Belgium, Argentina and England from the FIFA rankings,” the letter said.

Players who signed with the lucrative LIV Golf Series did not receive ranking points except in major or European Tour events that they were allowed to play in.

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