Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka have both called on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) board to quit stalling and decide whether or not they will award points to LIV Golf events.
The Saudi-backed circuit had hoped a new strategic alliance with the MENA Tour would enable them to earn points in time for this week’s co-sanctioned event in Thailand.
However, OWGR determined that it hadn’t received enough notice to conduct a customary review of the application, thus deciding no ranking points would be offered this week in Bangkok, or in time for the final LIV event of the year in Jeddah.
“When they [OWGR] keep holding it back, they’re going to just keep playing a waiting game where we’re going to keep dropping down in the rankings to where our points won’t even matter,” said DeChambeau.
“That’s what they’re trying to accomplish, and I hope that people can see right through that rather than believe the lies that they’ve been told. From my perspective, I think we deserve points.”
Koepka, nonchalantly as usual, simply urged the OWGR to get off the fence and decide one way or another.
“I don’t think it [the OWGR statement] really was much of a response,” Koepka said. “I just hate when you sit on the fence. Just pick a side. If it’s yes or no, just pick one. I’m not a big fan of that.
“Yeah, not to say something to where it’s not really an answer and we’ll think about it. Just pick a side. If it’s yes, if it’s no, it’s fine, we’ll figure it out from there.”