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.

Ken

4 Responses to “KG’s Blog Post #92 – 3/10/11 7:15pm (re: World Rankings)”

  1. RICK BERNARD says:

    HI KEN:

    I FOLLOWED YOU AT THE US OPEN AT BROOKLINE 1ST ROUND AND HAVE BEEN A FAN EVER SINCE. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.
    THE TIME HAS COME FOR AN OPEN SENIOR TOUR IN THE US AND STUMBLED ON TO THE SUNBELT SENIOR SITE AND YOUR BLOG.
    A TOUR WITH 100,000 TO 200,000 PURSES WOULD BE AS SUCCESSFUL AS THE NATIONWIDE OR BETTER WITH THE STAR QUALITY OUT THERE RIGHT NOW AS ALL THE GREAT PGA PROS LOSE THEIR CARDS AS THEY APPROACH 50.
    THE SENIOR TOUR IS A CLOSED SHOP WITH NO QUALIFYING TO SPEAK OF AND NO CUTS, (MONEY FOR NOTHING)
    I HOPE SOMEONE WITH DEEP POCKETS READS THIS AND SEES THE POTENTIAL FOR AN OPEN SENIOR TOUR SERIES THAT COULD RUN IN CONJUCTION WITH THE SENIOR TOUR WITH 36 HOLE CUTS, PRO AMS, TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, AND 5 SENIOR TOUR CARDS FOR TOP 5 FINISHERS JUST LIKE NATIONWIDE TOUR.
    LIST THE POSSIBLE ROSTER OF THIS TOUR BASED ON PGA TOUR PROS WHO LOST THEIR CARD AND ARE TURNING 50 AND YOU WILL SEE THE STAR POWER HERE.
    LOOKS LIKE A PERFECT FIT FOR DONALD TRUMP, CVS WHICH HOSTS THE CVS CLASSIC IN RI TO NAME A FEW SPONSORS.

    SUNBELT SENIORS LOOKS LIKE THE BEST SENIOR TOUR OUT THERE RIGHT NOW. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR TOUR, BUT THE POTENTIAL IS THERE FOR SOMETHING BIGGER AND BETTER THAT RIVALS THE NATIONWIDE WITH THE GLUT OF BIG NAME PGA PRO’S AND LIMITED ACCESS TO THE CHAMPIONS TOUR.

  2. Todd says:

    Mr. Green,

    It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been able to send a message, and it doesn’t have much to do with your post today,(Though I do agree with you completely!)but wanted to wish you continued success on the journey, and best of luck at Legends. I’ve continued to follow your blogs all along. They keep me both entertained and inspired.

    Take Care,

    Todd

    Ps. Not that you would, but if you are ever stuck for a caddy last minute, have the Col. get in touch with me! We are getting dumped on again up here in Canada as I watch Doral, which makes Savannah, seeing you & Calc play in person, and dreaming of looping on tour even more appealing than it already was.

  3. Brenda Roberts says:

    This sounds like the country music business, last year they pushed Taylor Swift and this year, Miranda Lambert. NEITHER one can sing. It is atrocious.

  4. Jim Curley says:

    Yo Ken,

    You are definitely not insane, although you may be a nut. Listen, you hit the nail right on the head. What ever happened to strength of field? Or is that getting all soupy too because the Euro’s are moving up in the WGR because of the current points system? If we had a golf competition, Top US 125 vs Top Rest of the World 125, we would kick royal arse. Case closed.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Jim Curley
    Downingtown, PA

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