LIV Golf expected to gain OWGR Points from next week- in a rather unconventional way

The LIV Golf series is expected to get OWGR Points through the MENA Tour.

Cameron Smith at LIV Golf- Credits: IMAGO / USA TODAY Network
Cameron Smith at LIV Golf- Credits: IMAGO / USA TODAY Network

Finally. Victory for LIV Golf. After the last few weeks of uncertainty and unrest in the breakaway series, LIV Golf is now all set to receive OWGR Ranking points starting next week. The Series was struggling to gain approval from the board due to its 54-hole, team, no-cut style format.

It meant that golfers like Cameron Smith, Bryson DeChambeau and Joaquín Niemann would not be getting valuable points- dropping them from the ranking. However, LIV Golf has figured it out and its celebrations for all those involved.

All golfers will expect to gain Golf ranking points from the 6th event all set to begin next week in Bangkok. How will this happen? The LIV Series has managed to broker an alliance with the MENA Tour- and that has been the make moment for them.

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How the LIV Golf series has managed to gain Golf Ranking Points

LIV Golf, OWGR Points
LIV Golf

The MENA Tour, based in Dubai is an established tour that is a part of the Official World Golf Ranking Points. It is known for hosting tours in the Middle East and North Africa, as the name so clearly suggests. The suggested deal will give the LIV Series access to the golf rankings- a big win for the breakaway tour.

“The MENA Tour has submitted to the Official World Rankings Board the LIV Thailand field as entrants in one of its own events and is waiting as normal to lean how many points the winner will earn based on strength-of-field calculations,” the Telegraph said. The deal will not interfere in the 2023 expansion plans of the Series, where full fledged tournaments of 48 players and 12 teams will be held.

This deal will also allow LIV Golf members to compete on the MENA Tour, which holds approximately 15 events per year. While the golf world still awaits an official announcement, the MENA Tour and the Asian Tour will not only be a way to gain World Ranking Points but also a way of expansion and inclusion.

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