Report:Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson float idea to keep LIV golfers from losing access to majors

Report:Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson float idea to keep LIV golfers from losing access to majors

Earlier this month, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley announced the Masters would continue to use the Official World Golf Ranking as a qualifying category in 2024. “It’s a really good way to invite players.It’s an objective criteria based on data-driven analytics, and it’s consistently applied. I think most would agree it’s a good system,” Ridley said at the time.

It’s a belief that organizers of the other three men’s majors also seem to hold, as the OWGR is used in some manner to help fill the fields at the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Open Championship as well.

Not surprisingly, golfers competing in the LIV Golf League hold a different opinion regarding the OWGR, largely due to the fact that LIV events still don’t offer World Ranking points. While LIV’s application to receive points is being reviewed by the OWGR board, LIV golfers continue to plummet down the OWGR rankings. Brooks Koepka, a four-time major winner who has claimed two LIV titles in the past five months, was ranked 118th before the Masters. Phil Mickelson, a six-time major champ, was No. 425 before Augusta. Both players tied for second at the Masters and

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