Sports Illustrated Debuts SI World Golf Rankings
Ranking System Encompasses All Professional Tours, Weighs Recent Data-Driven Player and Course Statistics For Weekly Results at SI Golf
The SI World Golf Rankings seek to address concerns about the widely utilized world rankings system and offer an alternative that:
- Reflects the importance of measuring results from the most immediate 12 months, whereas current world rankings include tournament results as far back as two years ago.
- Leverages data and a proprietary formula to evaluate player performance, inclusive of the competition across all tours.
Current SI World Golf Rankings, as of
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“As the benchmark for comprehensive sports coverage, we are thrilled to create the SI World Golf Rankings to give fans an alternative way to analyze players across global tours,” said
Partnering with Golf Intelligence, the rankings weigh 12 months of player results along with calculations for strength-of-field and course difficulty. All professional golfers will continue to accrue points in 2023 and LIV golfers receive points for events they played in 2022. While it will initially rank the top 100 players in men’s golf, it will soon expand to be larger and a women’s ranking is slated for release at a later date.
“Golf Intelligence has unique and proprietary data, including on every golf course layout, with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to refine strength-of-field metrics and continuously inform SI Golf’s new ranking system,” said
LA GOLF is the presenting sponsor to launch the inaugural SI World Golf Rankings. Reed Dickens, LA GOLF Founder and CEO said, “The best players in the world are playing on multiple tours across the globe. These rankings represent an elegant solution, and LA GOLF is proud to be part of this evolution."
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