2022 has been another year of turmoil and a struggle to stay afloat for the DP World Tour as it battles for relevance in the ongoing PGA Tour, LIV Golf feud which has shown little signs of ending.
The DP World Tour has now become a haven for LIV rebels to gobble up world ranking points. LIV players can flock from the Saudi backed tour to Europe’s top-tier to secure vital points and they can also earn points to qualify for the Race to Dubai which concludes at this week’s DP World Tour Championship.
The DP World Tour has suffered another blow as it was revealed that the season-ending tournament in Dubai has a weaker strength of field than the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic where the standout names are Houston Open winner Tony Finau and FedEx Cup leader Seamus Power.
Despite Rory McIlroy, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Shane Lowry, Ryan Fox, Tommy Fleetwood, Viktor Hovland, Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton all teeing it up at the Earth Course they will be doing so for only 21 world ranking points while the RSM will receive 39 under the new system.
Under the old system, the DP World Tour Championship would have been allocated 44 ranking points and the RSM, 34.
This week’s Official World Golf Ranking projection confirm that McIlroy is safe at world number one for another week as he edges towards ending the year at the summit of the world rankings.
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