“Regular official MENA Tour events conducted over 54 or 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes, and its Tour Championship, typically conducted over 54 holes with no cut, remain eligible for inclusion in the OWGR.”
LIV golfers sent a signed letter to OWGR chairman, Peter Dawson, last month urging world ranking points to be rewarded at the Saudi-backed events. Whether or not players on the LIV Golf series should receive ranking points has been a contentious topic among players across the sport for several months now.
Rory McIlroy has been outspoken against the Saudi-backed series and believes LIV Golf has to make some changed in order to get approved status by the OWGR.
“The one thing that has been frustrating from the start of this is that they don’t want to play by the rules that have been in place for so long. It can’t be one set of rules for a certain amount of people and then a certain set of rules for everyone else – everyone has to abide by the same rules here,” he said. “If they’re willing to abide by the rules then 100 per cent they should get world ranking points, but the way everything is right now and the way their tour is set up, I just think it makes it very difficult for them to make that argument.”