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Olesen In The OWGR Top 50 Club

Sean Martin explains how Thorbjorn Olesen's inactivity helped him crack the top 50 in the year's final Official World Golf Ranking and therefore earning his first Masters bid.

Geoff Ogilvy just missed the coveted top 50 ranking and all of the perks that come with it.

How did Olesen pass Ogilvy? Players are ranked in the OWGR based on average points earned per tournament in the past two years. Points earned for a specific finish decrease as time passes from that tournament; that loss in points is the reason for Ogilvy's fall in the rankings.

Martin lists the other beneficiaries of the top 50 club status.

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Reader Comments (4)

Maybe he got a couple of bonus points for the name Thor-bjorn.
12.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob
He's been playing really well. This is one to keep an eye on. Inconsistent yet, but very much in the frame more often than not.
12.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
My tip for the top Ghillie
12.17.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchico
Olesen is definitely a future Ryder Cup player, and exactly the type of foreign young gun that The Masters would invite back in the days when they handed out invitations a little more arbitrarily than just by ranking criteria.
12.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye

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