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    LIV players to get ranking points, says MENA Tour

    DUBAI (AFP) – Events on the LIV Golf breakaway circuit are set to be awarded world ranking points after a strategic alliance announced on Wednesday by the Middle East and North Africa Tour (MENA) Tour.

    The Saudi-backed LIV Series has yet to be given ranking points.

    From now on its tournaments will be co-sanctioned by the MENA.

    A statement from the MENA Tour, which like its new partner stages 54-hole events, said this week’s Bangkok Invitational would be the first LIV event to earn Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points.

    “We are taking this mutually beneficial action to support the game at the developmental level and because of the importance and fairness of LIV golfers qualifying for OWGR points,” said LIV Golf president Atul Khosla.

    LIV has already staged five events but without any ranking points awarded for its players – including British Open champion Cameron Smith, former world number one Dustin Johnson and six-time major winner Phil Mickelson.

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