Tag Archive | "OWGR"

Kiradech Aphibarnarat, winner of the 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open and the 2013 Order of Merit Champion (photo courtesy of the Asian Tour)

Asian Tour: The Player’s Tour, celebrating 10 years of excellence

Golf Indonesia sits down with Mike Kerr the CEO of the Asian Tour: Asian Tour: The Player’s Tour, what exactly does this imply at an organizational level? The tour itself like all other major tours: The PGA, European, South Africa… are player owned organizations. We have a tournament player committee who work alongside the management [...]

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Posted in 2014, May 2014, News, On TourComments (0)

Henrik Stenson - Financial loses effect

The 2013 No. 1 Golfer in the World was . . ?

Predictably, Aussies consider Adam Scott the world No. 1 of 2013. Didn’t Scotty win the Sacred Masters for Down Under? And how about his 1-1-2 streak on his own Australasian Tour in November? Let me take this chauvinistic dream to pieces. First, the Masters is a mediocre event, because its field lacks too much depth, [...]

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Posted in 2014, February 2014, Golf Insight, NewsComments (0)

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The OWGR (Part 2): how it distorts reality

OWGR (OFFICIAL WORLD GOLF RANKING): THE US PGA AND EUROPEAN TOURS ARE EQUALLY STRONG If there would be no difference in strength, the European Tour would have disappeared altogether, because every European pro would have queued up for membership of the US Tour. Most of them don’t even try, because they know full well how [...]

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Posted in 2014, Golf Insight, January 2014, NewsComments (0)

Henrik Stenson

How the OWGR is misused (part 1)

World professional golf is played on different, separate and regional tours: in declining importance (read: prize money) the six leading tours US PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, South African Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and Australasian Tour. Other smaller tours are the Canadian Tour, OneAsia, Latinoamerica, Korean Tour and the 2nd divisions of the US Tour (Web.com) and the European Tour (Challenge Tour). The US Tour is by far the richest: to be accepted on the official tour agenda, an event must offer a minimum total purse of $ 6.5 million, of which $ 1 million goes to the winner.

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Posted in 2013, December 2013, NewsComments (0)