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Quote from: A.G._Crockett on September 21, 2022, 11:26:48 AMBen,You are incorrect, and you are welcome to go the OWGR website and read it for yourself. Neither I nor anybody else has ever asserted that 72 holes with a 36 hole cut is the ONLY way that tournament golf is played, and the only format for which ranking points are awarded.But if you are claiming that 72/36 is NOT the standard you are just wrong, and if you are claiming that somehow 54/0 is comparable, you are more than wrong. Sorry.A.G.I feel like this point is worth reiterating:There is a significant amount of "they can't do that because that's not the way it's been done" mentality around the format, which simply isn't true.This seems to be where you're head is living these days. Especially when reading your reply to Peter's 90 holes question.My participation in this thread was started on this notion that how things are done today are not the only way they could be done. While the current structure of the OWGR does not mesh with what LIV has started with, I don't see where either is set in stone, especially since LIV is operating in its infancy and the OWGR very recently changed how it operates.
Ben,You are incorrect, and you are welcome to go the OWGR website and read it for yourself. Neither I nor anybody else has ever asserted that 72 holes with a 36 hole cut is the ONLY way that tournament golf is played, and the only format for which ranking points are awarded.But if you are claiming that 72/36 is NOT the standard you are just wrong, and if you are claiming that somehow 54/0 is comparable, you are more than wrong. Sorry.
To my surprise, LIV's five tournaments so far have had a better ranking than the five PGA Tour tournaments they have gone up against. The LIV tournament ranking has also improved from week to week as more players have been signed.Make of it what you will.
Isnít a fundamental issue with LIV that players are getting access to limited field, no cut events for reasons other than golfing merit - and may continue to do so for years even if they play terribly? If OWGR points were to be available, a contracted player could come last by 10 shots every week for a couple of years and still earn considerably more points, and a higher ranking, than someone who was beating half the field every week on the PGA or European Tours.
i think in the aggregate LIV golf suffers from a case of too many Bs, and the OWGR has sniffed it outBogus Tour BackingBogus Business PlanBogus Team StructuresBogus Strength of fieldBogus Qualifying System & Signing structureBogus Tourney setups with 54 hole, no cut, shotgun startsBogus Incentive to perform with prize money counting against signing bonusesBogus Tournament coverage Bogus LawsuitsBogus Premises that other Tours must accept them with open armsP.S. I would use Wrestling as an analogy. There are plenty of legitimate forms to watch, Freestyle, Greco-Roman, etc in various competitions at the high school, college, and Olympic levels.But if you wanna watch "Wrastlin" then turn on WWE ...and no doubt those guys certainly get paid much better to boot. LIV is effectively the WWE of golf.