Do you remember the post on the Arab SuperLega of golf between a real circuit or a race of old glories? Delete everything, or almost. The PGA Tour denied all players permission to take the field for the Liv Invitational Series. For his part, Greg Norman, after a double extra-sporting blunder, is working to bring the races of the new circuit from eight to 14.
The rejection came from Executive Vice President Tyler Dennis. The manager explained that “it is the best decision to take in the interest of our organization and of the registered golfers”.
And now the reaction of various players on the green is awaited. From Sergio Garcia to Lee Westwood, from Ian Poulter to Martin Kaymer via Phil Mickelson and Richard Bland: these are just some of the golfers who have asked for clearance to play the events of the League financed by the PIF sovereign fund.
On the Liv side (here the website) there does not seem to be the slightest intention of giving up. Greg Norman has revealed that he convinced the PIF to provide extra funding, amounting to two billion dollars, to turn the events into a league by 2024. In that year, they would like to go from the current eight games to 14, in fact.
Greg Norman, statements
“The idea is to change the look and feel of the whole presentation of the way golf has been played over the past 53 years,” Norman explained. With tournaments that will be played over a distance of 54 (and not 72) holes. Norman is sure that “numerous players will take part in our appointments even without the green light of the PGA Tour. Our goal is not to wage a legal battle with the PGA Tour and DP World Tour. We have a different interpretation from them. In this era there was a monopoly but our only intention is to offer opportunities and improve the game of golf “.
As expected, the former world number one has a clear idea of the golf industry. A little less pasul the rest of the world since speaking of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi he said that “we have all made mistakes, we must learn from them in order not to commit them in the future”. And unfortunately it doesn’t end there. Norman is in the eye of the storm for the story relating to the 81 executions of prisoners which took place last March 13 in Saudi Arabia. “Honestly, I consider myself a person who looks forward and not backwards. I’ve heard of it, ”he said.