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Jun 24, 2024 5:08 pm

Scottie Scheffler breaks Tiger Woods’ 6-month OWGR record

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Is Scottie Scheffler on pace to have a better season than Tiger Woods’ epic 2000 campaign? Yes, if you ask the Official World Golf Ranking.

Scheffler has now earned 583 world ranking points in the first six months of 2024, demolishing Woods’ record of 532 set in the first six months of 2000.

The self-proclaimed OWGR guru Nosferatu on X, formerly Twitter, was the first to point out that Scheffler’s total OWGR point haul surpassed Woods’ after Scheffler won the Travelers Championship on Sunday.

Scheffler has amassed six victories so far this year, all of them coming at prestigious tournaments: The Players Championship, the Masters and four of the PGA Tour’s “signature events.”

Conversely, when Woods won nine PGA Tour events in the year 2000, he had pocketed five of them by the end of June: the Mercedes Championship, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the Bay Hill Invitational, the Memorial and the U.S. Open.

Scheffler did himself a favor by winning against extremely talented players, as the OWGR system rates tournament fields as part of its ranking algorithm.

In the current ranking period, Scheffler has amassed 810.78375 points over 46 events. That’s nearly double what World No. 2 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has earned over the same period — 428.34583 over 46 events.

Scheffler still has a ways to go to take down some of Woods’ other records. The 28-year-old has held the No. 1 world ranking for 93 straight weeks since rising to the top spot in March 2022, but Woods locked down No. 1 for a record 281 weeks from 2005-10 — breaking his own record of 264 straight weeks at No. 1 from 1999-2004.

The OWGR has drawn criticism from LIV Golf players in recent years because LIV events have not met the criteria to receive world ranking points.

–Field Level Media

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