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Brooks Koepka’s spouse congratulates LIV golfers for incomes world rating factors

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Has Brooks Koepka’s spouse let the massive secret slip? Jena Sims congratulates LIV golfers for incomes world rating factors at this week’s occasion in Thailand… in what could be a HUGE transfer by the Saudi-backed insurgent tour

It seems LIV Golf may need solved certainly one of its main issues and located a method for gamers to earn world rating factors by enjoying in its occasions.

Amid experiences surfacing on Wednesday that LIV has discovered a loophole in golf’s guidelines, Brooks Koepka’s spouse, the actress and mannequin Jena Sims, posted a video of a pre-tournament occasion on her Instagram story with the caption ‘Congratulations to those guys, getting World Golf Rating Factors this week’.

LIV is in Thailand for its newest three-day occasion and Sims posted an image of a stage full of gamers who’ve joined the breakaway circuit.

Brooks Koepka’s spouse, Jena Sims, put a video of a pre-tournament LIV occasion on her Instagram story captioned: ‘Congratulations to those guys, getting World Golf Rating Factors this week’.

Koepka - pictured with Sims - is one of LIV's most high-profile players on the Saudi-backed tour

Koepka – pictured with Sims – is certainly one of LIV’s most high-profile gamers on the Saudi-backed tour

The shortage of rating factors on provide was maybe LIV’s greatest weak point in its first 12 months. It meant gamers would quickly slip out of rivalry to compete within the Majors except they have been exempt from their world rating based mostly on earlier Grand Slam victories.

The submit by Sims comes as a report in The Telegraph additionally claims LIV gamers will now begin to earn rating factors.

It says LIV has primarily develop into a part of the little-known MENA Tour – a circuit for tournaments in North Africa and Asia – which is acknowledged and accepted by the Official Golf World Rankings board.

MENA will finally enter the LIV subject as its personal, that means the likes of Koepka, Cameron Smith, Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau can now play for rating factors. 

The Telegraph quoted a LIV supply as saying: ‘We’re adamant that it ticks most if not the entire OGWR packing containers. We have no idea how they will exclude us now the LIV Golf Collection and subsequent 12 months’s LIV Golf League is on the MENA Tour.’

The news is a boost for other big names such as Cameron Smith (left) and Dustin Johnson

The information is a lift for different large names akin to Cameron Smith (left) and Dustin Johnson 

Even Rory McIlroy, maybe LIV’s fiercest critic amongst gamers, says LIV golfers ought to get world rating factors.

‘I actually would need the very best gamers on the earth ranked accordingly,’ McIlroy stated. ‘I believe if Dustin Johnson is someplace round a centesimal on the earth then it is not an correct reflection of the place he’s within the recreation.’

However McIlroy additionally alluded to how LIV gamers play 54 holes – therefore the identify in Roman numerals – and the remainder of {the golfing} world performs 72.

‘On the identical time, you possibly can’t make up your personal guidelines,’ McIlroy stated. ‘In the event that they need to pivot to satisfy the standards, they will… I actually don’t have any downside with them getting world rating factors, in any respect. 

‘However should you do not meet the standards, it should be laborious to justify why you must have them.’

McIlroy additionally prompt that talks must be held with LIV and the PGA Tour to try to diffuse the stress between the organizations which can be ripping golf aside.

‘I’ve all the time stated there is a time and place the place everybody concerned wants to take a seat down and work collectively,’ McIlroy stated. ‘It’s extremely laborious to try this proper now with court docket circumstances occurring.

Rory McIlroy has called for talks between the PGA Tour and LIV over the future of golf

Rory McIlroy has referred to as for talks between the PGA Tour and LIV over the way forward for golf

‘There is a pure timeline to let issues calm down slightly bit. Individuals can go into these conferences with a cooler head.

‘I do not need a fractured recreation. The sport of golf is ripping itself aside and that is no good for anybody. It is not good for the blokes on the normal system or the blokes on the opposite facet both.

‘Proper now, with the place all the things is, it is in all probability not the appropriate time however we in all probability cannot depart it an excessive amount of longer. I am all for getting across the desk and sorting issues out.’

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