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‘WTF is this sh*t!?’ – Tour pro rages over current OWGR system

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Going into the high-level finale of the DP World Tour, Jon Rahm took a swipe at the way the world rankings are formulated.

The then-world No. 6 was blunt in his statement, when declaring: “I think the OWGR right now is laughable.”

Rahm’s argument was that it was ludicrous that the winner of a field containing Rory McIlroy et al should be receiving less ranking points than the winner of the RSM Classic, containing more players, but with far less strength in depth.

“Depth of field doesn’t mean a better tournament.I could go on and on,” Rahm said. “I think they have missed the mark on that stance quite a bit.”

He isn’t the only one with that view.

Australian Tour player David Micheluzzi is in a rich vein of form, winning his first event at the beginning of October and continuing with a top-20 and three top-10 finishes, including at last weekend’s Australian PGA, a field containing Cam Smith, Adam Scott, Min Woo Lee and Marc Leishman amongst other home notables.

However, that sixth place finish entitled him to just 2.01 ranking points, compared to double the amount received when ninth in a weaker field at the same event 11 months ago.

The 26-year-old took to social media to express his frustration with the ‘new’ system:

Still, he didn’t seem to mind the response from ex-pro Mike Clayton, reminding him of the $45,000 he won for his efforts:

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  1. Bob

    Nov 29, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    No points for 54 hole exhibitions with closed fields.

    Sorry, loser. Don’t project your inability to do due diligence and own your decisions.

    • DJ

      Nov 29, 2022 at 6:31 pm

      They are talking about the DP world tour …RSM was weak no cut event.

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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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