Greg Norman Oct 30, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Greg Norman the LIV Golf CEO watches during the final round of the season finale of the LIV Golf series at Trump National Doral. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

If the merger between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf does go through, one thing was made clear Tuesday during a Senate hearing. Greg Norman would be out as LIV commissioner and CEO.

“In connection with the execution of the Framework Agreement, the Parties hereby agree that the services provided by Greg Norman and Performance 54 to LIV will cease upon the management transition to the PGA Tour contemplated by the Framework Agreement and in any event by no later than one month thereafter,” reads a side agreement noted in the merger documents.

PGA Tour interim co-commissioner Ron Price explained the situation when asked by Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal if Norman would indeed be out of a job.

“Just to be clear, [Norman] is out of a job?” said Blumenthal.

“If we reach a definitive agreement, we would not have a requirement for that type of position,” said Price.

That might come as a surprise to some but that has been rumored for a while that Norman would be pushed out as commissioner.

Norman was one of the first golfers to partner with LIV Golf. While he was able to get some PGA Tour players into joining LIV Golf by offering them big bucks, he also rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with callous comments and petty squabbles.

It’s interesting to note that while Norman will be out as LIV commissioner, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, who many want out, will keep his job. At least for now


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