Men's Official World Golf Ranking To Restart Next Week

Points will be earned next week as the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours resume their 2020 seasons

Men's Official World Golf Ranking To Restart Next Week
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Points will be earned next week as the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours resume their 2020 seasons

Men's Official World Golf Ranking To Restart Next Week

The Official World Golf Ranking will resume following next week's PGA Tour restart at Colonial.

The rankings were paused back in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic along with the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking.

The ladies rankings are still paused, but world ranking points for the men will once again be earned during the Charles Schwab Classic next week on the PGA Tour.

The Korn Ferry Tour is also resuming next week with the Korn Ferry Challenge at TPC Sawgrass.

Ranking points will be awarded, divisors will be adjusted and past points will degraded on a weekly basis.

An averaging formula will be used to help mitigate the impact of other tours not yet resuming, with the European Tour not restarting again until the end of July.

Rory McIlroy is the current World No.1, with Jon Rahm second, Brooks Koepka third, Justin Thomas fourth and Dustin Johnson fifth.

Here's how the top-10 currently looks -

McIlroy has spent 101 weeks as World No.1, the third-longest in history after Tiger Woods (683) and Greg Norman (331).

The LPGA Tour is set to resume on the 23rd July, and there is no current restart for the Ladies European Tour.

OWGR Board Chairman, Peter Dawson, said "The upcoming resumption of play in the United States marks the welcome beginning of the recovery of elite men’s golf from the effects of the pandemic. Many of our sport's top players will be competing and this merits today's announcement of the reactivation of the Ranking.

"The safeguards in the OWGR system alongside the continued recognition of the frozen Ranking will help players globally, and the Board will continue to monitor developments in these difficult times".

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x