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.
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.
You could not be more wrong about my position. I have absolutely NO ties to ANY ranking system, and I would have no problem with the OWGR rules being changed. But just as with the lawsuit claiming restraint of trade by guys who left for millions of dollars, these guys HAD to know that they were going to a tour that simply does not meet the current criteria for ranking points.
There are currently 23 tours worldwide that are approved for OWGR points, and all 23 follow the same basic format. Variations happen, but must be approved by the Technical Committee. None of the 23 play 54 holes as their basic format. None of the 23 have a no cut format. None of the 23 use shotgun starts. None of the 23 have a situation in which many of the players are apparently NOT playing for "real" prize money, but rather for money that counts against their guarantee until they reach the guarantee amount.
I don't have a problem with changing the way things are done, and I do NOT have a problem with the guys that went to the LIV Tour taking the money and going elsewhere to play their competitive golf. None of this matters to me in the least.
But I DO have a problem with people that ask for special treatment when they have chosen not to comply with rules and procedures that were known in advance. Take the money and go, and good on you. But suck it up and take the consequences like big boys and get on with it.