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Report: LIV likely to win battle for world ranking points thanks to ‘strategic alliance’ with minor tour

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According to the Telegraph, LIV Golf has found a path to securing OWGR points.

The report indicates that LIV is forming a “strategic alliance” with the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Tour. In theory, this would allow the players to earn world ranking points starting this week at LIV Bangkok.

In turn, the alliance with LIV will give the struggling MENA Tour a path to relevance. The current OWGR rule indicates that a tour must have the majority of it’s events with a cut. It would seem that the LIV events will be the in the minority of events plays, with the regular MENA Tour events starting to ramp back up after LIV Bangkok.

“No Laying Up” holds the opinion that this move by LIV won’t grant them OWGR points right away.

The OWGR has not released a statement as of yet regarding this turn of events.

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  2. Euan Hardman

    Oct 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    The Greg Norman Revenge Tour just get sillier. OWGR are not planning to award ranking points until they have a good look at it and. hopefully, tell Mr Norman to get lost.

  3. jgpl001

    Oct 6, 2022 at 5:26 am

    How can you get world ranking points for playing 3 rounds of exhibition golf in a semi team event under no tournament pressure???
    LIV Golf is an absolute joke

  4. jamho3

    Oct 6, 2022 at 3:16 am

    This is ugly. I still don’t understand what the major beef is? It literally can’t be political rights as the PGA tour of America’s sponsors are in bed with them as well.

  5. VL

    Oct 5, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Not gonna work.

  6. Jack

    Oct 5, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    It is already terribly pathetic how people still have issues with LIV. It seems now the US Gov will sanction Saudi royal family. What a great stupidity of not granting OWGR points to such a strong field over each LIV event, it is a testament of “true” fairness in modern golf.

  7. Bob

    Oct 5, 2022 at 11:19 am

    World rankings don’t matter when you’re just passing points between yourselves and minor leaguers and you can’t cash in the points to get entry into majors.

    LOL.

    • LO

      Oct 6, 2022 at 6:44 am

      Another idiot heard from. Typical that you have no idea what you are talking about.

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Bryson’s current situation with Cobra revealed as he uses TaylorMade driver at Saudi International

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At this week’s Saudi International, Bryson DeChambeau surprised golf fans by putting TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus 2 driver in the bag. Bryson has been a long time staffer at Cobra Golf and it was a shock to see the 28-year-old with a driver from a different OEM to begin his season.

 

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Per Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports, a Cobra rep has confirmed that Bryson is simply out of contract with the brand, but that the two parties are currently in discussion about this year and the future.

In our forums, our members have been discussing the changeup from DeChambeau, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • FifeRiviera: “Honestly Cobra woods are the single most underrated pieces of equipment on the market.”
  • Lacey Underall: “Just my guess – everyone on LIV will be an equipment free agent soon.”
  • KimmerBH: “Never been a fan of Bryson but I do miss seeing him play every week along with some others that went to LIV. He was definitely entertaining to watch, I’ll give him that.”

Entire Thread: “Bryson using Taylormade Stealth Plus 2 driver at Saudi International; Current situation with Cobra”

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‘Sums up my life in the golf industry’ – Paige Spiranac on polarizing Phil Mickelson tweet

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After a long break from Twitter, Phil Mickelson was extremely active on Twitter yesterday. His resurgence resulted in the golf world reacting for most of the day.

Paige Spiranac used one of Phil’s tweets to “sum up” what it was like to be a female in the golf industry.

The tweet seemed to be a joke, and to be clear the tweet Phil shared wasn’t directed towards Spiranac, yet some Lefty detractors weighed in calling the tweet “misogynistic.”

The full context of the tweet is here:

We can be sure that as long as Mickelson is this active on Twitter, the app will be buzzing with golf personalities and their reactions.

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‘The hypocrisy is astounding’ – Phil Mickelson takes aim at RBC for missing logo at Saudi International

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This morning, Cameron Young played the first round of this week’s Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

As noticed by Twitter user “EPatGolf”, the 25-year-old PGA Tour player was missing the RBC logo that is typically on his sleeve.

Patterson speculated that the reason for the missing logo was RBC’s reluctance to be associated with golf being played in Saudi Arabia.

Never a stranger to controversy, Phil Mickelson weighed in on the topic, accusing RBC of hypocrisy.

Mickelson has been extremely active on Twitter lately and replied to a Danny Woodhead tweet just a short while ago about a potential LIV vs PGA Tour match with Tiger Woods and Phil as captains, even managing a little dig at his long-time foe.

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