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LIV Golf players ask for OWGR ranking points, letter, Cameron Smith

PGA players at the Presidents Cup pushed back Tuesday on a call by Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series players for world ranking points, saying they must wait and make major changes.

In an open letter to rankings board chairman Peter Dawson, all 48 players in last week’s Chicago Invitational asked for retroactive recognition of the 54-hole, shotgun start events.

“An OWGR (Official World Golf Rankings) without LIV would be incomplete and inaccurate,” the players said, comparing it to England, Argentina and Belgium being left out of the FIFA rankings.

But Billy Horschel, a rookie on the US squad facing the Internationals at this week’s team matches in Charlotte, said LIV doesn’t meet the criteria for ranking points and players knew the risks when they left the PGA for the record riches on offer from the upstart series.

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