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The men’s golf world ranking is on the verge of a significant overhaul amid recognition that the system, introduced in 1986, is no longer compatible with expanded levels of the professional game
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The existing system divides a golfer’s points total by the number of events in which they have played over a two-year window. That average points basis is set to remain but will be about the only constant; there is acknowledgement from those behind the rankings that “strength of field” elements – relating to the minimum points available in any given event – may now be skewed. This could mean a ranking boost to, for example, those competing in standard European Tour competitions which for now have lowly points status.

Those with knowledge of the present system believe it was implemented at a time when the world’s top 50 were a more fundamental element than is the case now. Around 2,000 players have a world ranking, with 23 Tours feeding into the points system. Players from outside the world’s top 300 appeared at the 2016 Olympics, illustrating the significance of the system below those at the summit of the game.

 

If they do away with the "minimum points" and just assign it based on the actual strength/depth of the field, then that's fine. But anything that boosts "standard European Tour" competitions above what they often get NOW would be folly. Those are weak fields often buoyed by minimum points status, where winners there against a bunch of nobodies get more points than someone who finishes second in a decent PGA Tour field.

This has been pretty well documented.

 

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