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Anyone who clicks on “this week’s events” on this week’s OWGR webpage might be surprised.

In the order of points awarded, the RSM Classic, a typical season-ending event on the PGA Tour, rewards the winner at Sea Island nearly double the ranking points to the winner at the DP World Championship. This is despite Dubai hosting world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, former No. 1 and current No. 5 John Rahm, No. 9 Matt Fitzpatrick, and five other top 30 players in the world.

In contrast, after world number 12 Tony Finau withdrew from the event in Georgia, Seamus Power is 30 at the top of the list, but there is nothing like the pedigree of the three previously named, nor Shane Lowry or Victor Hovland.

The 50 favorites for their Earth Course seats earned their spots via a season-long standings table, and Rahm doesn’t find the points system interesting at all.

The OWGR now ranks events based on overall field strength, and with a full field versus a limited field, the RSM Classic has a rating of over 100 points higher than a championship event, so the points are distributed as such.

Ram wasn’t afraid to reveal his feelings ahead of this week’s event:

“I’ll be as blunt as I can be. I think OWGR is now funny.”

Ram added, “I understand what they are trying to do with the depth of the field, but having the best players in the world automatically makes the tournament better.”

“I don’t care what their system says. I think they made a mistake. I think some aspects of that could be beneficial, but I think it devalued the better players.

“The top 30 players of the year shouldn’t be penalized because it’s a smaller stadium.”

“Deep pitch doesn’t mean a better tournament, I can go on. I think they missed the mark on this situation somewhat.”

The official rating system has already been questioned on numerous occasions this year, with many questioning its authenticity After all LIV events are declared ineligible for any ranking points.

That means lower ratings for the likes of Dustin Johnson and 2022 Open Championship winner Cam Smith, something LIV is keen to change going forward.

DP World Tour boss Keith Bailey is already under intense pressure to speak to the LIV ruling committee, and rebellious talk from one of his backing players can’t help matters.

“There is no doubt that John Rahm’s conversation and some other notable changes around OWGR will be a topic at the next board meeting,” he said. “It is wise to put it up based on our best players and their feedback.”

“OWGR is a hot topic for many reasons. There were four universities that did a detailed study and all came to the conclusion that rankings don’t necessarily reflect golf. As a result we implemented a new system. And like any new system you evaluate and adjust if changes are needed.” .

Ram insists that beating the best players is the way to increase points:

“Would you rather win a tournament when you have the number one player in the world there or 30 or 6 there?” asked the 2021 US Open winner.

“I think it’s better to beat the best players in the world. I think a lot of people would agree and I think it should reflect that.”

This puts Ram at odds with another anti-virus player and fellow Ryder Cup winner, Rory McIlroy, who has lent his support to the new way of distributing points.

“You have a field of 50 players here versus a field of 144 players there,” Said the FedEx Cup winner.

“So just in terms of how they calculate strengths on the field, they have an extra 90 players to contribute to strength of their field. So the reason this one gets 21 points, and RSM gets 39 is the person who wins RSM has to beat 139 other men.”

“You only have to beat 49 other guys here. It’s a fairer system.”

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