ordan Spieth had a tough time at the Hero World Challenge this past weekend in Albany, Bahamas. He finished dead last, didn’t shoot in the 60s on a course that allowed for an 18-under winning total, and teed off from the wrong box at one point.
Spieth was playing with Henrik Stenson when they hit the ninth hole from the incorrect tee box. A two-shot penalty was given to them. They had to start the hole again from where they should have hit.
Spieth shot a triple-bogey eight, while Stenson shot a double-bogey eight.
Spieth has dropped to No. 4 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings as a result of his 6-over performance. World No. 1 Jon Rahm, who hasn’t played since missing the cut at the Andalucia Masters in October after rounds of 78, 74, has taken over as the leader.
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In his only PGA Tour appearance this season, Rahm missed the cut at the Fortinet Championship.
How are the Sagarin rankings decided?
Jeff Sagarin’s rating system is based on a mathematical formula that compares a player’s won-lost-tied record against other players on the same course on the same day, as well as the stroke disparity between those players, and then connects all players based on common opponents.
The following is a list of the categories that Sagarin utilizes to create his rankings.
This is NOT a stroke average power rating. These are used to create a rating for a player. In a typical round, the difference between two ratings forecasts the difference between two players.
Schedule strength: Calculated using the power ratings of every player in every field, the average strength of each event in which the player has competed.
The player’s schedule is ranked across the database.
Records: A player’s won-lost-tied record in each category, based on head-to-head competition. In a 156-player field, the victor has a 155-0-0 record, the runner-up has a 154-1-0 record, and so on.
The first thing we must understand is that this is a head-to-head competition. This is based on who a player defeats and who he defeats. There is no extra credit or weight granted for first place or second place results. And, unlike the OWGR, a missed cut or a finish towards the bottom of a field hurts a lot more in GW/Sags as a result of head-to-head wins and losses.
The Golfweek/Sagarin rankings use a one-year timeframe rather than a two-year window, and consistency is key.
Sagarin’s current top five
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