Greg Norman

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, fresh off his organization’s broadcast rights being rejected by Apple and Amazon, said in an interview with The Australian this week that the Saudi Arabian government-backed venture has “no interest” in a ceasefire with the PGA Tour.

Norman had previously made overtures to PGA commissioner Jay Monahan about an agreement allowing golf’s brightest stars to compete in both leagues. Those discussions apparently went nowhere, and Norman is once again at odds with the league that made him a legend in the sport.

“We have no interest in sitting down with them, to be honest with you, because our product is working,” Norman told The Australian. Norman then blamed his counterpart for the animosity after several major players left the PGA to compete in LIV.

“That’s why we are where we are today. We tried awfully hard—I know I did personally for the past year —when we knew we were never going to hear from them, we decided to let it go.”

Norman contended that the Saudi-backed league was never meant to compete with the PGA. Merely, it was supposed to exist as “an additive.” Clearly, Monahan and the PGA Tour felt differently.

LIV hosts its fifth tournament this week outside of Chicago at Rich Harvest Farms.


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