Collin Morikawa could become the new world No.1 with a win at this week’s Hero World Challenge. And if that sounds like it would mark a really quick ascension to the top spot, that’s because it would be.
Starting from next August, the tournaments with the best players in the world are going to be even more valuable from a world ranking perspective, relative to the rest, because of the relative value of the players themselves.
To be fair, while Azinger’s tone and cadence were measured, his comments felt unnecessarily acidic. Trying to belittle the European Tour to make his case isn’t right. That doesn’t mean Azinger was wrong.