LIV Golf members to get world ranking points in new ‘strategic alliance’ with MENA Tour

All LIV Golf members have joined the MENA Tour and will start earning world ranking points for competing in those events from this week; first five events of the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational Series were played without world ranking points on offer

Last Updated: 05/10/22 5:31pm

Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson will be among the LIV Golf members now able to earn world ranking points

Members of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series are set to be able to earn world ranking points as part of a new “strategic alliance” with the MENA Tour.

LIV Golf Invitational event will now be sanctioned by the MENA Tour – a third-tier circuit launched in 2011 and recognized by the Official World Golf Rankings [OWGR] since 2016.

The alliance would qualify LIV Golf for OWGR points, starting with the LIV Golf Thailand event at Stonehill from October 7-9.

The final field for LIV Golf Thailand, the opening event of the 2022/23 MENA Tour season, will be submitted to OWGR by the MENA Tour ahead of play commencing on Friday. The final field rating and winners’ points are expected to be confirmed, although the OWGR have yet to comment on the new partnership.

“This is a very exciting day for the MENA Tour and our players,” said David Spencer, the MENA Tour Commissioner. “Through this alliance, our players will now have enhanced playing opportunities and stronger pathways. This is great news for the future of many young players on our Tour.”

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