On Alex Noren’s BMW PGA Championship win and the OWGR

The Official World Golf Rankings are not a perfect system.

Thousands of players take part in hundreds of tournaments across nineteen eligible tours each year, and while the rankings are weighted towards recent performance, points earned in events from the previous two years are accounted for in the rankings. Field strength, based on the quality of tour and number of top players playing in the event, determine the amount of points available each week. If it sounds complicated, it’s probably because it kinda is, but when you involve that many players and tours in a ranking system, chances are you’re not going to be able to come up with something that’s both simple and effective. I have no idea if world number 52 Yuta Ikeda is a better player than number 103 Bud Cauley, and I don’t think anyone can really come up with a system that tells us that definitively when they don’t play in the same events.

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May 26th Mailbag: Phil, Romo’s broadcast career and defining slumps

Full mailbag this month with lots of interesting questions. As always, keep the questions coming on Twitter or send them to my e-mail: adamrsarson@gmail.com

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The 18: Horschel wins the Nelson

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two. 

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday, but has been on hiatus for the last two weeks thanks to #BlogCabin. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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Q&A with Mackenzie Hughes on his PLAYERS debut

After a T16 finish in his debut at the PLAYERS, I spoke with Mackenzie Hughes about the week, his thoughts on the changes to the par-4 12th and much more. Check it out at theScore.

5 thoughts on the first 2 rounds at THE PLAYERS Championship

Louis Oosthuizen and Kyle Stanley are the co-leaders of the PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Five thoughts on the event and where we stand has been posted at theScore.

Mackenzie Hughes treating 1st trip to TPC Sawgrass like any other tourney

Mackenzie Hughes is one of several first time entrants at the PLAYERS Championship this year. I had a chance to speak with him ahead of his first start about his preparation, managing his schedule as a rookie and more.

2017 PLAYERS Championship Preview

Later this week, I’ll be heading down to Ponte Vedra for the 2017 PLAYERS Championship, covering the tournament for theScore. I’ll have content up there all week, and my first piece has just gone live, previewing the event.

The 18: Smith and Blixt win the Zurich

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two. 

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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April Mailbag: Sergio, Poulter and the best players without a major

Lots of questions this week on a variety of topics. As always, keep the questions coming on Twitter or send them to my e-mail: adamrsarson@gmail.com

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