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Reports: Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf will not receive world ranking points

The controversial tour, which is backed by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, recently made an alliance with Dubai’s MENA Tour in an effort to enable its players to qualify for Official World Golf Ranking points.
LIV Golf logo at The Oaks golf course at The International on Sept. 04, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Saudi-funded LIV Golf tour will not qualify for Official World Golf Ranking points after all.

What happened: LIV Golf announced yesterday a “strategic alliance” with the MENA Tour golf competition, which was founded by the Dubai-based Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation. Unlike LIV, the MENA Tour’s events count toward the Official World Golf Ranking, which ranks professional golfers around the world. LIV Golf said it believed that the partnership would enable its golfers to qualify for world ranking points.

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