LIV Golf players have been included in Sports Illustrated's new Golf World Rankings in a bid to properly measure the best players on the planet in 2023. As it stands, LIV Golf League tournaments remain shut out of receiving any Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. Rather worrying for the Saudi-banrkolled circuit though, they are the only two LIV Golf players in the Top 20. So how does the Sports Illustrated Golf World Ranking work exactly? Four-time major champion Ernie Els also blasted LIV Golf for even being in the shake up for world ranking points.
Morikawa has started 2023 strongly, despite a disappointing collapse in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, with back-to-back top-three finishes. "Mutual respect @maxhoma23 Your golf speaks for itself but being a genuine person speaks volumes. Mutual respect @maxhoma23 Your golf speaks for itself but being a genuine person speaks volumes. Morikawa formed a fruitful relationship with Dustin Johnson at the 2021 Ryder Cup, but the LIV Golf player's participation in this event is in doubt for obvious reasons. It would be Homa's Ryder Cup debut and the light-hearted presence of Morikawa could help the 32-year-old settle into what could be one of the tensest and most pulsating weeks of his career.1 month ago GolfMagic
Collin Morikawa is on the verge of his first win on the PGA Tour since the summer of 2021 after carding a superb 8-under 65 in the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The 25-year-old entered the third round with a two-shot lead and he began well with an impressive eagle on the par-5 5th hole. At one stage during today's round, Morikawa led the field in strokes gained in putting, three-putt avoidance, putting average and the average distance of putts made. He rolled in a 25-footer for the eagle to move within four shots of Morikawa. Sentry Tournament of Champions - Round three leaderboard-24 C Morikawa-18 S Scheffler, J.J. Spaun, M Fitzpatrick-17 J Rahm, T Kim-16 M Homa, S Im-15 H Matsuyama, J Spieth, K.H.2 months ago GolfMagic
Rory McIlroy displayed good knowledge of the rules of golf on Sunday at the CJ Cup on the PGA Tour. The Northern Irishman, 33, was coming down the stretch in search of returning to the top of the world golf rankings when this happened. Related: Rory McIlroy went straight to his good luck charm after winningThe moment in question came when McIlroy held a two-stroke lead over Kitayama and a three-shot advantage over Lee. They were on the par-4 16th hole at Congaree Golf Club and Lee had only 76 yards into the green. Related: WITB, Rory McIlroy?5 months ago GolfMagic
LIV Golf players will not be banned from the 151st Open, but two breakaway tour players have lost their expected exemptions into the major. Related: LIV Golf League 2023: Players, teams, captains"We are not going to betray 150 years of history," Slumbers said. PGA Tour players Taylor Pendrith and Cameron Davis were part of Trevor Immelman's International side last September at Quail Hollow. A new exemption has also been added for elite amateur golfers in which the player who accumulates the most points awarded by the World Amateur Golf Ranking in the St Andrews Links Trophy, the Amateur Championship and the European Amateur Championship. Amateur winner for 2022European Amateur winner for 2023Mark H McCormack Medal winner 2022Asia-Pacific Amateur winner for 2022Latin America Amateur winner for 2023The Open Amateur Series winner for 2023Next page: Sir Nick Faldo praises Swilcan Bridge decision1 month ago GolfMagic
It's not official, but according to an "insider" Xander Schauffele has agreed to join LIV Golf and will be the team captain of Torque GC in 2023. He said:"[The] PGA Tour and LIV will have to find a compromise and speak for the sake of our sport. LIV Golf chief Atul Khosla said before that event they wanted all of their transfers confirmed before the end of 2022. Related: How much all players won in LIV Golf in 2022According to various reports, the players who are likely to join the LIV Golf League next are:There 2023 LIV Golf League will reportedly have as many as 60 competitors. It has to be said that this account also claimed Jon Rahm would be joining LIV Golf.4 months ago GolfMagic
PGA Tour fan favourite Harry Higgs put three consecutive missed cuts to the back of his mind with a stunning 62 on Friday to contend at the World Wide Technology Championship. After his score of 9-under in the second round at Mayakoba, Higgs admitted he "doesn't know what will happen" when he tees sit up on Tour, attributing bad reactions to bad shots as one of his weaknesses. He is six shots behind three-time Tour winner Russell Henley heading into the weekend. Higgs earned his first Tour card in 2019 by coming fifth on the Korn Ferry Tour points list. I had a very poor year by my standards and kind of fighting uphill for the entirety of this year.4 months ago GolfMagic
Related: Mickelson makes subtle PGA Tour dig as he commits to Saudi InternationalAccording to SI, LIV Golf spent $784m in 2022. It is thought that in 2023 the LIV Golf League expenses will exceed $1bn. Related: LIV Golf League 2023In recent months LIV have been hit by the losses of two top executives. The PGA Tour have countersued, alleging their mega-rich rival "induced" their members to breach their Tour agreements. No new signees have been announced yet by the LIV Golf League, although Mito Pereira is expected to be joining soon.2 months ago GolfMagic