The LIV circuit suffered another loss on Thursday, this time from the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), Official World Golf Ranking. After finding what seemed like a way to get points for his tournaments, by doing an alliance with the MENA development circuitLIV golf learned on Thursday that theOWGR was not going to award points to LIV tournamentspointing to a lack of time to analyze the files.
Even if the door is not closed for points to be allocated for the next seasons, theOWGR explained that LIV’s final two tournaments of the season were not going to be eligible for point awards, a situation that puts LIV golf on neutral.
“I don’t think that was really an answer [de l’OWGR]… I hate it when they avoid making a decision. Choose your side, make your decision. I’m not a big fan [de ce genre d’agissement]. Whether it’s yes or no, say it and we can find a solution later, ”lamented Brooks Koepka on Friday, after the first round of the tournament played in Thailand.
“They’re delaying the inevitable,” added Bryson DeChambeau. We meet all their criteria, so for us it’s a bit crazy not to receive points while having the best players in the world, at least in my eyes. Not all the best, but we believe we have enough in the top-50 and deserve to receive world ranking points. »
DeChambeau has dropped 20 positions in the world rankings since leaving the PGA to join the splinter league, dropping from 28e rank at 48e rank within four months.
“They will continue to play the waiting game to bring us down in the standings. Descend so low that our points will no longer matter. That’s what they’re trying to do. I hope people will see through their game, rather than believe the lies that have been told to them. From my point of view, we deserve points”, to add DeChambeau without the slightest ounce of pity.
Koepka returned a round 67 in the first round in Bangkok and he is two strokes behind Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, Richard Bland and Branden Grace, who all share the lead at under-7 DeChambeau took three strokes off par and he is four shots from the head.