In professional golf, there are now other strategic allies than the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.
The Middle East and North Africa Tour (MENA Tour) and Greg Norman's upstart LIV Golf, which is funded by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, established their own "strategic alliance." LIV Golf's events will now be sanctioned by the Dubai-based developmental tour, which is acknowledged by the OWGR, as it pursues Official World Golf Ranking points.
Later this week, the first MENA Tour event in Asia, LIV Golf Bangkok, will start at the newly opened Stonehill Golf Club. This is the only MENA Tour event for the 2022–2023 season.
OWGR's website doesn't include this week's LIV event, and no announcement has been made about LIV's status.
The Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation launched the MENA Tour in 2011. In 2016, the Official World Golf Ranking recognized the MENA Tour.
Norman and the players have been convinced from the beginning that LIV golf events deserve OWGR points. LIV submitted its point application in July.
LIV has made a number of audacious efforts to acquire OWGR points, including the "strategic alliance". The upstart circuit has shown itself willing to try anything to advance its standings.