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Golf Rankings PGA and others

A system for evaluating the performance level of professional golfers is the Official World Golf Ranking. It first began in 1986. The rankings are determined on a player’s performance in individual competitions over a “rolling” two-year period, not in pairs or team events. Every week, new rankings are determined. The ranking system covered around 400 events on 20 circuits in 2018. The rankings include all participants in these competitions. 23 tours had an impact on the 2022 world rankings. The rankings are not just of popular interest, but they also carry additional weight because they are one of the requirements for participation into some prestigious competitions.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews’ Championship Committee, which discovered in the 1980s that its system of extending invitations to The Open Championship on a tour-by-tour basis was excluding an increasing number of top players because more of them were splitting their time between tours, and renowned sports agent Mark McCormack, who served as the first chairman of the International Athletes’ Federation, took the initiative to create the Official World Golf Ranking. While being completely unofficial and serving no function, McCormack’s World Golf Rankings, which were published in his World of Professional Golf Annual from 1968 to 1985, served as the basis for the system used to determine the rankings.

The 1986 Masters Tournament was preceded by the release of the inaugural ranking list. Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Mark O’Meara, and Greg Norman were the top six players in the world. The top three were therefore all European, while 31 Americans made the top 50. (compared with 17 at the end of 2010).

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