Golf legend Tiger Woods has criticized the revamped world ranking system, calling it “flawed” and hoping it would be “fixed” soon. The Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), which was revamped in August to make it more equitable, has been criticized by top golfers such as Jon Rahm, who called it “laughable”. Woods, a 15-time Major winner, said there is a need to rethink the ranking system.
“Yes, OWGR, it’s a flawed system. We all recognize that here,” the 46-year-old, who had withdrawn from the Hero World Challenge due to a foot injury, said during Tuesday’s pre-tournament press conference. .
“The field in Dubai (DP World Tour Championship) got less points than Sea Island (RSM Classic on the PGA Tour) and there were more of the best players in Dubai, so clearly there is a flawed system. How do you fix that? That are the meetings we will have to hold.
“I remember I had a big head start in my career. I didn’t have to play a single tournament the next year and I would still be number 1. We changed that system then. So it has changed in the past and I I’m sure this will hopefully change soon.” Woods, who last played at the British Open in St Andrews in July, had developed plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes, in his right foot as he prepared for the annual charity event. .
The OWGR has undergone many changes over the years. The current system, which was implemented in August, introduces the Field Rating calculation, where “ranking points are derived from each tournament’s Total Field Rating”. Field scores are based on the players’ individual batting scores, which are calculated by round-by-round scores after adjusting for each round’s relative difficulty.
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