LIV Golf boss Greg Norman warned the world rankings on Wednesday it risked becoming a "laughing stock" if it refused to award points to players on the breakaway

The issue of LIV Golf events being recognized by the Official World Golf Rating (OWGR) system could be key to its future.

If players can earn leaderboard points from LIV events, it will be easier to qualify for the four major sports.

“If they wake up at the end of the year and Dustin Johnson is 102 in the world, isn't OWGR laughable?

"There are two ways they can go: either they can fold or they can include LIV in OWGR. We move on. Everyone is happy then."

The arrival of LIV Golf this year has thrown the sport into disarray, with many of the PGA Tour's top players choosing to switch to the series,

The new circuit has been accused of "sports laundering" Saudi Arabia's human rights record, backed by the near-limitless resources of the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund.

The PGA Tour has taken a zero-tolerance stance on the series — which plays tournaments without a cut over three days and includes a team competition