Will’s Official Weekly Golf Ranking, Vol. 2023.37

It's Ludvig Aberg's world and we're just living in it


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Vol. 2023.37

No. 1 – Ludvig Aberg – You could say the kid is, uh, trending. He very well may win both of his final two starts before the Ryder Cup, including a tournament that features the other 11 European team members. An Aberg/McIlroy or Aberg/Hovland foursomes pairing in Rome would be terrifying.

No. 2 – Ruoning Yin (Up 4) – She hasn’t quite reached No. 1 in these rankings, but No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings is pretty good for a 20 year old.

No. 3a – Coach Prime (Up 6) – The guy’s electric. No two ways about it. Go Buffs.

No. 3b – The Rock (Up 123) – Also electric, still.

No. 9 – Wine puns (Up 100) – As a lover of both wine and puns, wine puns are a pretty regular occurrence for me. But when the PGA Tour takes an event to Napa, they hit an all-time high. If you don’t want to hear them, I’d suggest you lay merlot.

No. 11 – People who get mad at Stewart Hagestad (Up 324) – The U.S. Mid-Amateur is pretty much the Super Bowl for these people. The argument that Hagestad should not be considered an amateur because his job is basically playing golf with potential clients is stupid. You know how many guys in the Mid-Am have cushy jobs that allow them to play a ton of golf? What’s more, if you’re mad at Hagestad, you have to be mad that Bobby Jones was considered an amateur. And if that’s the conversation you want to have, brother, I’m here for it. But until then, let’s move past this yearly debate. The guy is insanely good at golf and does not play professionally. Fin.

No. 14 – Ronald Acuña Jr. (Up 4) – The World Series goes through Atlanta.

No. 333 – Golf (Down 321) – It happens every year, but the speed at which the NFL and college football take over the national mindset this time of year is baffling. Anything else might as well not exist.

No. 591 – West coast golf fans (Down 492) – This year will be the first time I experience the Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup as a west coast resident. Have you all seen these television times? Matches start at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday night! Who allowed Europe to be so many time zones ahead?

No. 883 – Correct pronunciations of Ludvig Aberg’s name (Down 77) – Apparently we Americans have been doing it wrong this whole time. That’s not all that surprising, we are a rather stupid country after all. But man, I need to seriously work on the Swedish pronunciation.

No. 1,491 – Non Golfstat websites for college golf scoring (No change) – In a surprise agreement, the NCAA announced that a company called Spikemark would take over as the provider for all college tournament scoring and scheduling. That honor had previously belonged to Golfstat, a trusted site in the world of college golf for many years. As you may have guessed, the transition did not go well. On September 4, Spikemark said it suffered a cyber attack (yeah, okay) and that it’s website was not ready for scoring, leaving tournaments and schools without a way to track live tournaments or access conference schedules. As of September 15, the website is still not functional.

As a former college golfer, I can’t imagine moving away from Golfstat. It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing website in the world, but damn is it trustworthy and easy to use. Justice for Golfstat!

DFL – The Bears (No change) – They’re just the worst.