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How far have the LIV golfers fallen in the world rankings?

With no Official Golf World Ranking points available for the breakaway series, Matt Chivers keeps you up to speed the defectors’ backwards progress

 

With the LIV Golf world golf rankings points debacle causing havoc within the breakaway league, we track just how far each defector has fallen in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR).

LIV Golf world rankings

While the growing list of players defecting to LIV Golf continues to produce an endless amount of controversy, one of the biggest issues facing the league’s rebels is their plummeting positions in the OWGR.

The top 50 players in the world are able to reap many benefits, including exemptions to major championships. It is crucial for players to receive OWGR points with the majors at the heart of the sport.

‘Does LIV Golf have world rankings yet?’ I hear you ask.

The Greg Norman-led series has not received OWGR accreditation, meaning players have been unable to collect world ranking points for playing in the LIV Golf invitational events.

On Tuesday, October 10, the OWGR announced that LIV Golf’s application to gain world ranking legitimacy had been rejected.

The OWGR board detailed the modifications that LIV Golf must make to have a chance of a successful re-application.

Couple this with the PGA Tour indefinitely banning LIV’s rebels from returning to their circuit (for now), and we’ve already seen the defectors begin to plummet in the OWGR.

But just how far are we talking? Well, here’s a table showing where LIV’s stars ranked prior to joining the breakaway series, and where they sit today…


OWGR of LIV Golf players


PlayerPre-LIV rankingCurrent rankingDifference
Cameron Smith245-43
Jon Rahm330
Dustin Johnson13247-234
Brooks Koepka1930-10
Joaquin Niemann1972-53
Louis Oosthuizen20107-87
Abraham Ancer20166-146
Paul Casey27723-696
Bryson DeChambeau29175-146
Jason Kokrak32677-645
Kevin Na33916-883
Talor Gooch35449-414
Harold Varner III42368-326
Patrick Reed38103-65
Sergio Garcia54628-574
Cameron Tringale55652-597
Marc Leishman63406-343
Richard Bland66440-374
Matt Jones68410-342
Graeme McDowell374681-307
Phil Mickelson71146-75
Sam Horsfield72684-612
Lee Westwood74875-801
Matthew Wolff77774-697
Bubba Watson861552-1466
Ian Poulter89447-358
Bernd Wiesberger90475-385
Hudson Swafford911506-1415
Anirban Lahiri91326-235
Scott Vincent109395-286
Brendan Steele122492-370
Branden Grace118675-557
Thomas Pieters40297-257
Carlos Ortiz119237-118
Charl Schwartzel120336-216
Chase Koepka13011476-175
Sihwan Kim164782-618
Pat Perez1681141-973
Charles Howell III1711123-952
Henrik Stenson171272-101
Danny Lee267658-391
Martin Kaymer2103169-2959
Mito Pereira46142-96
Peter Uihlein311497-186
Sebastian Munoz93431-338
Dean Burmester8396-13
Eugenio Chacarra3124419+2705
Jediah Morgan2391043-804
James Piot1751895+856
David Puig1835133+1702
LIV Golf world rankings

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