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Something smells rank in this system

Updated: May 10, 2012, 9:29 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Have you met the BCS formula's older brother? It was born in 1986, is more complicated than tax law and nobody understands how or if it really works.

Meet the Official World Golf Rankings, which are supposed to identify the best player on the planet. Except not even that No. 1 player -- Rory McIlroy -- has any clue how the OWGR is calculated.

"If you go onto the website, there's a page on it where it explains," said McIlroy, smiling. "I still don't understand ...

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