Official World Golf Ranking Governing Board Announces Updates to Ranking System

The Governing Board of the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) today announces two updates to the Ranking system. Changes include a new points distribution curve for fields of 80 or less and multi-win bonus points.

21ST DECEMBER 2023 | 12:00 AM

London, England – The Governing Board of the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) today announced two updates to the Ranking system.

First, for fields of 80 players or less on all eligible Tours, a new points distribution curve will award a greater percentage of available points to top finishers in those events. Also, with noted exceptions, Ranking Points will no longer be distributed to players finishing in the bottom 15 percent of the final standings for these events that do not have a cut. Additionally, for events with a match play format, players who lose their first-round match or lose all matches in a pool format will no longer receive Ranking Points.

Second, the Governing Board also introduced a new multi-win benefit that provides a 60 percent bonus to players who win for a second time within a 52-week period on any eligible Tour; a 70 percent bonus is awarded to players who win three or more times. Any points bonus is capped at a total of four points.

“Based on extensive analysis following the changes implemented in August 2022, we recognised these two opportunities to further enhance the OWGR and to accurately evaluate performances of the world’s participating players on all eligible Tours,” said Official World Golf Ranking Chairman Peter Dawson. “Adjustments to the Ranking are made after careful consideration, and we are confident that today’s updates will better position the OWGR for the future.”

The approved changes will go into effect on January 1, 2024. OWGR will continue to monitor the operation of both mechanisms through 2024 and will make any further adjustments if deemed necessary.

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