Ranking points are the core focus of championships. The LIV golfer’s BMW PGA Championship is a substantial way to contribute to the rankings and decide the world ranks of top golfers. The tournament took place in the 2022 DP World Tour. LIV golfer series players participated in it to increase their points as well.
The world ranking is important for the players and the LIV golfers have evidently been losing ranking points which could lead to losing their position in the 2023 season. The BMW PGA Championship was not included in the point hiking system in the championship tours in the past years. But now it is in the tours.
For example, one of the LIV golfers, Talor Gooch, started the season with being at 46th position in the ranking and ended the season at 36th position. Gooch isn’t the only golfer benefitting from the pointing system this time.
Regarding the ongoing rivalry between the top tours in the sport, Reed, a player of the LIV Golfer’s Series, had remarked that at the end of the season, golfers just want to get along in the field and get better rankings and enjoy the game, not consistently trash or beat each other. He claimed that the ranking system enables them to individually assist and support themselves.
At Wentworth, Lee Westwood advanced 15 ranks, from 100 to 96, while Adrian Otaegui went from 165 to 150. Sam Horsfield rose from 95th to 88th place by finishing in a tie for 18th. Abraham Ancer and Horsfield were tied for 24th place and remained there.
With the exception of Graeme McDowell, who stayed at 406th with a tie for 50th, the other LIV Golf members either kept their positions or slightly fell. Sergio Garcia dropped out, moving up three spots from 74th to 77th. Therefore, the LIV golfers have benefited from the BMW PGA tour.