British Open champion and LIV Golf rebel Cameron Smith claimed Wednesday that the world golf rankings are becoming “obsolete” as a consequence of the sport’s civil war.
The 29-year-old Australian joined the controversial breakaway series last year after rising to number two in the world.
That followed a series of spectacular performances, including winning the 150th British Open at St Andrews, the Players Championship, the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and the Australian PGA Championship. He has, however, slipped to number four in the rankings.
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The Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) Board received an application from LIV Golf in July last year, but is yet to make any announcement.
In the meantime, former world number one Dustin Johnson has fallen to 46,…