Monday, July 14, 2008
A Weekly Check of the Golfweek Rankings
I actually took the time to read the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index Rankings to see exactly what they take into account.
Here is the explanation.
The Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index assigns a power rating to all of the players who have played a combined 11 events on nine worldwide tours - PGA Tour, PGA European Tour, Nationwide Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA Tour of AustralAsia, Southern Africa Tour, Asian PGA Tour, European Challenge Tour and the Canadian Tour - over the past 52 weeks.
So, does that mean the more you compete worldwide, the higher your ranking, or is that just including all the tours Golfweek counts?
No idea, but we've been tracking Arron Oberholser in these things since he was ranked second behind just Tiger Woods a few weeks ago.
Now, Oberholser is ranked 16th, but our attention is turning to Fred Couples, who is ranked ninth on this thing even though he is 81st on the FedEx Cup point standings.
I really would love an email explaining this, and until I get one, I'm going to stay baffled by the idea that this makes any sense at all.