Norman: LIV Golf will apply for OWGR points

In a recent interview with Fox News, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman says the breakaway series is now planning to apply for official world ranking points (OWGR) for their tournaments.

The news comes just days after Keith Pelley’s DP World Tour chose not to follow the PGA Tour in suspending players for their defection to LIV Golf.

Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson (Credit: LIV Golf)

Norman knows he needs to go after the OWGR. Entry into each major relies heavily on a players’ world ranking and players like Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau may be happy to miss the week-to-week PGA Tour events, but won’t want to miss the majors no matter how much money they get from the Saudis.

However, sitting in Norman’s way on the OWGR board is a group of people that includes DP World Tour chief Keith Pelley, USGA CEO Mike Whan, R&A head Martin Slumbers, PGA of America’s Seth Waugh and of course, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.

It would be hard to see any one of those executives green-lighting rankings points for the fledging LIV Series but with the threat of endless years of litigation hanging over their heads perhaps some may be willing to give it a go.

On the other hand, you can bet Jay Monahan will be doing everything in his power to make sure it never happens especially with the number of players slowly defecting from the PGA Tour.