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About the Official Senior World Golf Ranking:


The “Official Senior World Golf Ranking” is an individual ranking based on a senior professional or amateur golfer’s performance while participating in "qualifying official senior or non senior professional golf events” over the most current 2 year plus a day (104 week plus a day) period.



How the Official Senior World Golf Ranking works:


To earn ranking points and be included in the “ranking”, a professional or amateur golfer must achieve a “top 25” finish in a “qualifying official senior professional golf event” on a "qualifying major senior professional golf tour”, or, a “top 10” finish in a “qualifying official senior professional golf event” on a "qualifying minor senior professional golf tour”.
A “qualifying official senior professional golf event” is an event designated an “official money event” by, and included on the “official tour schedule” of a "qualifying major or minor senior professional golf tour”.

Additional “ranking points” are awarded to professional or amateur golfers who have previously been designated a “senior” by  earning “ranking points” in a “qualifying official senior professional golf event”, and then who achieves a “top 10” finish in a “qualifying official non senior professional golf event” on a "qualifying major non senior professional golf tour”.

A “qualifying official non senior professional golf event” is an event designated an “official money event” by, and included on the “official tour schedule” of a "qualifying major non senior professional golf tour”.

(The Official Senior World Golf Ranking is an individual performance ranking, and therefore, team and other special events that do not include “official money” as designated by the particular tour, do not qualify).
There are currently 3 "qualifying major senior and non senior professional golf tours”, being the Champions Tour,  PGA Tour, and the European Tour.
A "qualifying major senior or non senior professional golf tour” is one that includes official R&A and USGA "major" professional golf events on its official tour schedule, and has an event purse average of more than one million US dollars.

There is currently 1 "qualifying minor senior professional golf tour”, being the European Senior’s Staysure Tour.
A "qualifying minor senior professional golf tour” is one that includes official R&A or USGA "major" professional golf events on its official tour schedule, and is designated by the Official Senior World Golf Ranking.


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Official Senior World Golf Ranking (OSWGR) Points, Current Rankings, and Ranking Calculation:


Individual golfer’s are ranked in descending order commencing with the highest “points average ranking” (PAR) factor earned in the most current 104 week plus a day period prior to and including the most recent “official” event completed.


OSWGR “ranking points” are awarded upon the completion of

“official” events according to the following point schedule:


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Total Points Awarded

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Major Tours 25 Point Cumulative Aggregate Point System:

Major Tour Bonus Points:

Each Multiple Win in Same Season:  325 + 150 Bonus Points = 475

Major Tournament Win:  325 + 300 Bonus Points = 625

Major + also a Multiple Win in Same Season:  325 + (150 + 300) Bonus Points = 775

Top Ten Finish in Non Senior Professional Event on Major Tour: 100 Bonus Points                                                                                        (Commencing 2016 Season)

Minor Tour Bonus Points:

Each Multiple Win in Same Season:  55 + 25 Bonus Points = 80

Current Rankings:

The OSWGR commenced publication at the start of the 2011 season.


Rankings are recalculated and updated weekly after each Tournament or Event where ranking points are earned, or when there is an occurrence where ranking points previously earned are lost. If there is no Event or occurrence that affects the ranking, then they are not updated, and would remain unchanged until there is.


Ranking Calculation:

As a more complete description, this ranking features a Cumulative Aggregate Multi Level Point Average Ranking System. The formula rights and all derivatives of this calculation, system, and ranking, are registered, and accordingly protected by  international copyright law.


As a component of the complete ranking calculation, while progressing from one finishing position to the next, the Cumulative Aggregate Point System (CAPS) is simply the fairest point distribution that is mathematically possible.


A golfer’s performance is tested over 3 periods, the immediate past (otherwise referred to as “current”) 104 week (2 year) plus a day period, the current 52 week (1 year) plus a day period, and the last 8 event weeks where ranking points were awarded.

Total points earned by individual golfers during each period, are then subject to 9 levels of calculation, including a bonus factor giving additional credit for more events with points (EWP). The aggregate of the results from each level of calculation then ultimately provides the final points average ranking (PAR) factor as follows:


- Period 1 (current 104 weeks + 1 day) Level 1 (1 to 4 EWP) = 40% of 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 1 (current 104 weeks + 1 day) Level 2 (5 to 9 EWP) = 80% of 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 1 (current 104 weeks + 1 day) Level 3 (over 9 EWP) = 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 2 (current 52 weeks + 1 day) Level 1 (1 to 4 EWP) = 40% of 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 2 (current 52 weeks + 1 day) Level 2 (5 to 9 EWP) = 80% of 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 2 (current 52 weeks + 1 day) Level 3 (over 9 EWP) = 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 3 (last 8 event weeks) Level 1 (1 to 3 EWP) = 40% of 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 3 (last 8 event weeks) Level 2 (4 or 5 EWP) = 80% of 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

- Period 3 (last 8 event weeks) Level 3 (over 5 EWP) = 1% Point Avg + 1% of EWP;

Minor Tours 10 Point Cumulative Aggregate Point System: