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How do I find the rating for an event?

The rating for each event can be found by:

1. Selecting events

2. Select the host tour

3. Select the year in which the event took place

4. The event rating can be found under column "total rating"


How do I find the number of points won by a player at an event?

The number of points won by a player at each event can be found by:

1. Searching for the player using the player profile search

2. Select your player

3. Select the year in which the event in question took place

4. The number of points won can be found in the rank points coloumn


How is the points breakdown for each event determined?

The points breakdown for each event is determined by the Strength of Field (SoF) for each event.

What is Strength of Field?

The Strength of Field for each tours event is determined by using the World Rating and Home Tour Rating.

The World Rating is based on the number of Top-200 World Ranked players competing in the event and a value is allocated to the position within the Top 200.

The Home Tour Rating is based on the number of Top-30 Ranked players using each tours end of year final ranking with a value allocated to the position within the Top 30 Ranked players.

The World and Home Rating are added together to produce the Strength of Field rating. The number of points** allocated to an event is then determined by the "Points Breakdown" and which band the total Strength of Field rating falls into.

A more detailed explanation can be found under "How the Ranking Works"


When is the SOF finalised?

The SOF for each event is finalised when all players have teed off in the first round.


Do you project a SOF and first place points?

Each eligible tour can send their fields to OWGR, who will project a SOF and 1st place points.

Each tours SOF and event rating is finalised once all players have teed off in the first round


Why can I not see the field on OWGR when a Tour has published it?

Each Eligible Golf Tour is responsible for submitting its Tournament Data to OWGR.

A Field will be visible on OWGR once this data has been received.

 

Which players have held World No.1 status?

A list of all the World No.1's in the history of the Official World Golf Ranking can be found by clicking here

Where can I find the past Rankings?

The PDF download of past rankings can be found by following the instructions below from the home page:

 

1.            Select History and Past Rankings

2.            Select Past Rankings

3.            Select ranking

How is it possible that a player may move up in the World Ranking in a week where he does not play?

There will always be a chance that a player could advance up the rankings by not playing as the calculations are based on an average of the tournaments played.