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
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x