One of the aspects of the new national rankings that were introduced by the Canadian PGA on Monday is the ongoing interest it will generate from guys across the country, especially players who are into stats, as I am.
From my understanding, they’ll be able to project what will happen, so let’s say you’re at the Club Professionals Championship and going into the third round, everybody’s going to know where they stand and what can be gained.
I like that stuff and I will be keeping a close eye on it for several reasons. As I mentioned on Monday, I’d like to see the top 10 chock full of guys from British Columbia, so if there are three B.C. guys in the top 10, I’d like to see four and I’ll be checking out provincial guys closely.
The other aspect of the rankings is that I’ll be checking out guys from other zones like never before.
In the past, if I wanted to know how a guy like Danny King was doing, I’d have to research it through the Ontario PGA website, or his website. The same holds true for a guy like Ken Tarling.
It was a lot of work and quite often, you don’t have time to do it on a regular basis or just forget, but now that information is going to be available at the click of a button.
I’ve played in the national championships for quite a few years now and have come to know a lot of the guys from other provinces and zones, so now I can watch what they’re doing without having to go through a long process or picking up the phone and calling them.
The rankings should generate a lot of interest in what’s going on with guys in your zone and players from outside other areas, as well.