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Talor Gooch won last week’s LIV Golf League event in Adelaide but fell two spots on the Official World Golf Ranking.
According to Bryson DeChambeau, that’s not right.
Speaking ahead of this week’s tournament in Singapore, the former US Open champion took the OWGR and its powerbrokers to task, insisting that it needs to start accommodating LIV golfers – for its own good as much as anything else.
“You should realise that the OWGR is not accurate,” said the 29-year-old, now ranked 178th. “I think they need to come to a resolution or it will become obsolete. It’s pretty much almost obsolete as of right now. But again, if the majors and everything continue to have that as their ranking system, then they are biting it quite heavily.”
DeChambeau, who is one of three LIV-aligned players named as plaintiffs in an ongoing antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour, added: “It’s very disappointing that that’s the way it goes because it’s not right, and I hope people can see through that.
“It’s disappointing that somebody takes such a hard stance. I mean, when you are looking at a situation, I always try and take both sides and look at them equally and say, okay, what’s the best for everyone and everything, not say: This is the way it needs to be done, this is the way it’s been done and this is how it should stay.
“Humans are always moving forward in I guess you could say an innovative direction, and this is just another one of those steps and I hope they catch on pretty quickly, because they are going to run out of business pretty soon.”
Asked if he misses the PGA Tour, DeChambeau said: “No. There are certain tournaments I really like. Like the Memorial was great to me. I loved it. [But] that’s their undoing, not ours. They are the ones that suspended us. I could have fulfilled the 15-tournament obligation requirement.”
DeChambeau makes his fifth LIV start of the year at Sentosa Golf Club this week. He is currently 38h on the individual standings with his team, Crushers GC, fourth on the team’s standings.
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