It began as a benign conversation during ESPN.com's weekly On The Tee podcast. ESPN.com golf editor Jason Sobel mentioned the importance of the World Ranking and "SportsCenter" anchor John Anderson furiously refuted his point, saying the list just doesn't matter.
From there, the gloves were off. A 10-minute conversation ensued on how much significance, if any, the World Ranking holds. Nothing was solved, so we had them bring their arguments to this edition of Alternate Shot, where they'll debate, once and for all: Does golf's World Ranking really matter?