DP World Tour flagship match winner Shane Lowry (pictured) scored fewer world rating factors than eventual winner of the Fortinet Championship, the PGA Tour’s season opener this week in Napa, California, but little courted by the greatest gamers in the world.
With a subject of gamers by which there have been nonetheless 4 of the world’s high 11 and 5 of the 15 greatest gamers in the world, and past the status it represents, victory at the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth isn’t as “rewarding” in world factors than successful this Sunday in the relative anonymity of the Silverado Resort in Napa.
Well as a result of the “Strengh of Field”, in different phrases the high quality of the subject of gamers of the opening match of the new season of the PGA Tour is, in line with the new system of calculation of the World Ranking (Official World Golf Ranking), higher .
The winner on the PGA Tour will subsequently obtain 40 factors whereas Lowry solely obtained 38!
The “rating” of the gamers
This is eighteen% of the whole worth of the match calculated by including the “Strokes Gain World Rating” of every participant current at the begin.
This SG World Rating of a participant relies on his scores for two years.
Thus the PGA Tour match by which there are just a few well-known names (Homa, Mastsuyama, Simpson, Kuchar, Woodland, Fowler) is best rated than the emblematic European Tour match with its stars, but additionally its share a lot much less well-referenced gamers on the European Tour.
We subsequently can not assist pondering that the new World Ranking system already reveals some limits, since it’s apparent that the victory at Wentworth seems to us to be devalued.
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