JT Poston rises; LIV golfers keep sliding

JT Poston has reached an important milestone in the latest Official World Golf Ranking. Meanwhile, most LIV members continue to fall in the world rankings.

Poston, who won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, rose from number 99 into the top 60 to number 58. Should he stay there until next year’s US Open cutoff, he would automatically earn a spot in the Los Angeles. Country Club . He is already competing in next week’s Open Championship, as well as next year’s Masters and PGA championships.

On the other hand, all but two of the 38 players who played each of the first two LIV Golf events have experienced ranking shifts since the June 5 update, which came out the week before the LIV opener. London took place.

While Kevin Na has improved one spot, to number 33, and Charl Schwartzel has stayed the same at number 126, the other 36 players have collectively dropped 570 spots in the OWGR over that period. Chase Koepka made the biggest drop, 89 places, from No. 1,562 to No. 1,651.

Other notable falls include Martin Kaymer (25 places, No. 215 to No. 240), Phil Mickelson (17 places, No. 72 to No. 89), and Sam Horsfield (12 places, No. 74 to No. 86) . Mickelson is 66 places lower than at the end of last year.

Here’s a full breakdown:

Player

5 June

3 July

Movement

Chase Koepka

1,562

1,651

-89

James Piot

1,751

1,806

-55

Wade Orsmby

265

300

-35

Itthipat Buranatanyarat

591

626

-35

Turkish Petit

600

634

-34

Martin Kaymer

215

240

-25

Ian Snyman

367

390

-23

Jediah Morgan

239

262

-23

Travis Smytho

395

417

-22

Blake Windred

259

280

-21

Phil Mickelson

72

89

-17

Shaun Norris

68

84

-16

Sam Horsfield

74

86

-12

Laurie Canter

119

131

-12

Lee Westwood

78

90

-12

Hideto Tanihara

180

192

-12

Peter Uihlein

327

338

-11

Sergio Garcia

57

68

-11

Graeme McDowell

374

384

-10

Bernd Wiesberger

94

104

-10

Burning Grace

123

132

-9

Adrian Otaegui

165

173

-8

Ryosuke Kinoshita

89

97

-8

Ian Poulter

92

100

-8

Richard Bland

67

74

-7

Hennie Du Plessis

133

139

-6

Jinichiro Kozuma

106

112

-6

Justin Harding

109

114

-5

Scott Vincent

91

96

-5

Phachara Khongwatmai

136

141

-5

Sihwan Kim

139

144

-5

Hudson Swafford

95

99

-4

Talor Gooch

35

38

-3

Sadom Kaewkanjana

118

121

-3

Dustin Johnson

15

17

-2

Louis Oosthuizen

21

22

-1

Charl Schwartzel

126

126

0

Kevin Nac

34

33

1

LIV events do not currently receive OWGR points, although the Saudi Arabia-backed league is applying for such a designation. However, with only eight 54-hole no-cut events with fields for 48 players this year, the circuit does not meet the criteria, and even if it were to change its format to meet OWGR requirements, it would have to do so for a whole year before it is considered.

In other words, unless the LIV players, who are currently banned from playing on the PGA and DP World tours, perform well in the majors or play other international tours to improve their rankings, expect these slides to continue.

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