The struggling OneAsia circuit – which for so long enjoyed support from and co-sanctioning arrangements with the PGA Tour of Australasia – has been dumped from world ranking eligibility by the board of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Only three OneAsia Tour tournaments were staged in 2017, and while a handful of events are slated for 2018, the addition of these tournaments could not save the circuit’s status from a world ranking perspective.
“The Official World Golf Ranking technical committee and board have monitored OneAsia over the past two years and reviewed the status of OneAsia as an OWGR Eligible Tour at their recent meetings during April 2018,” read a statement from the ranking committee and board.
“The board’s primary responsibility is to ensure and protect the integrity of the World Ranking and, while it appreciates that OneAsia has received investment to aid a fresh start, it also recognised that there have been significant changes to the tour’s structure, ownership and management. It is also noted that OneAsia has not met the standards of an OWGR Eligible Tour for over three years. In view of this, the board has decided that OneAsia will no longer be an OWGR Eligible Tour with immediate effect.”