Golf’s outdated world ranking system on verge of major overhaul

Golf’s outdated world ranking system on verge of major overhaul

The Guardian

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  • System put in place in 1986 to be brought up to date
  • Changes will reflect greater number of players with rankings

The men’s golf world ranking is on the verge of a significant overhaul amid recognition that the system, introduced in 1986, is no longer compatible with expanded levels of the professional game.

A meeting this month of the seven-person rankings board – which includes representation from all four majors – will seek to confirm changes that will be implemented this year.

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