KG’s Blog Post #92 – 3/10/11 7:15pm (re: World Rankings)
Real quick thought to verify the world ranking system is a crock…
Peter senior is in the field at Doral. He is a good player over 50, but gets all his points overseas. Now I’m not positive, but he finished like 18th on the senior list and did not win a tournament. Yet he gets in the WGC – stunning. He can’t sniff beating Langer, Freddie, Lehman, and others, but receives cupcake points overseas. When will American players have some nuts and call foul? Mark Wilson has won twice this year and doesn’t sniff the Top 10, yet Luke Donald wins for the first time in a few years and is #3. Kaymer deserves to be #1, but Lee & Luke aren’t even close. Supposedly the game is about winning majors and tournaments, yet Phil is 6th and he did win a major last year.
There is not one golfer who has ever been asked, hey how many Top 15’s did you have in your career? Right now people would say Langer & Couples have had far better careers than Larry Nelson, but Larry has 3 majors to 2 and 1, and wins on the PGA tour are not even close to one and just behind the other (PGATour wins: LN=10 FC=15 BL=3).
Ye Yang has a major and some wins yet they wouldn’t give him the time of day over, say Stewart Cink or Tom Lehman, yet he is already better in career numbers in my opinion and will easily be better at the end of the day
Ok I’ve rambled enough. Just more idiotic thoughts from an insane nut.