The new world points calculation system is still in development. This is sort of the reason why this week again the number of world points is not “fair” according to Rory McIlroy. At a press conference on Tuesday, the Northern Irishman was questioned on all subjects.
He let loose on the Australian Greg Norman whom he wants to see leave the LIV to hope to start discussions. “I think that for things to settle down it is necessary for Greg to leave. He must leave the stage so that adult discussions can take place.
“A new spade in the direction of his best enemy after the one launched following his victory in Canada and the one sent during his return to the place of world number 1! About the world ranking, Rory McIlroy was asked about the distribution of points between the two most important tournaments of the week.
For most observers, there is a problem in the system since the winner of the PGA Tour tournament, the RSM Classic in Georgia, neglected by the best players in the world, receives 37 points when there will only be 21 .8 points for the final of the DP World Tour in Dubai where 7 players from the world’s top 25 are present.
Rory McIlroy, statements
It’s a much fairer system. It’s mathematical, it’s not subjective like the previous system.
Rory McIlroy The Frenchman Romain Langasque himself joked about this “anomaly”.
But Rory McIlroy believes that this system is the fairest at present. The Briton points in particular to the fact that there are 94 more players competing on the PGA Tour this week. “You have two very different fields, you have a 50-man field here versus a 144-man field there,” said McIlroy, chasing his fourth DP World Tour Rankings title this week.
“So the reason there are only 21 points here and 37 at the RSM is that the winner on the PGA Tour has to beat 143 other players and here you have to be better than 49 players to win. imposed. It’s a much fairer system.
It’s mathematical, it’s not subjective like the previous system. Aware of the astonishment caused by this discrepancy, Rory explains that it will take time for things to return to order and seem more balanced.
“I think it’s the fairest system you can find right now. A lot of work has gone into this, five years of algorithms and analytics have been fed into the system so it’s not like it changed overnight but I think it will take some time .
It will take another 18 months for it to be truly relevant because it is based on a two-year rolling history” The world ranking was modified at the beginning of August 2022 and we devoted an article summarizing the changes in the calculation system. A total of 23 circuits are currently eligible for World Ranking points.