Phil Mickelson (USA) expressed his dissatisfaction with the current world ranking system through an interview with Sports Illustrated, an American sports media outlet.
Last year, Mickelson transferred to LIV Golf, which is supported by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Wealth Fund (PIF), along with top ranked players such as Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson Dishambeau (Above USA), and Cameron Smith (Australia). However, currently LIV golf performance is not reflected in the world rankings.
Regarding this, Mickelson said in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, “The current world ranking system is unreliable. There will be a highly reliable ranking system targeting all golfers around the world.” I wouldn’t be surprised if I stopped using it (world rankings) as this qualification criterion.” 메이저사이트
Mickelson is a player who once rose to second place in the world by accumulating 45 victories on the tour, including six major victories on the PGA Tour.
Then, he said that this decision by the Men’s Golf World Ranking (OWGR) board of directors only made it more difficult for the organizers of major tournaments than the players. “If the major tournaments are qualified based on the world rankings without the best players, the organizers of the tournaments will inevitably suffer a blow. In the end, the organizers may introduce a new ranking system other than the current world ranking system based on participation,” he said.
Meanwhile, players from LIV Golf will participate in the April Masters, the first major tournament on the PGA Tour this year. Augusta National GC, which hosts the Masters, announced last December that players active in LIV can also compete in the tournament. Fifteen players, including Mickelson, Dishambeau, Koepka, Smith, Sergio Garcia (Spain), and Joaquin Nieman (Chile), received invitations to the Masters.