Greg Norman ‘needs to go’ to end LIV Golf-PGA Tour war

Rory McIlroy has stated there wants to be a “compromise” between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, and on Tuesday he took issues a step additional, calling for the ouster of the latter’s CEO and commissioner, Greg Norman, to assist break the “stalemate” between the 2 circuits.

“Greg needs to go,” the 33-year-old World No. 1 and four-time main champion advised reporters on the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. “He wants to exit stage left.

“He’s made his mark, but I think now is the right time to say, ‘you’ve got this thing off the ground, but no one’s going to talk unless there’s an adult in the room that can actually try to mend fences.’”

Norman has been the general public face of the controversial Saudi-backed circuit because it launched earlier this year. Last week, LIV denied a Daily Telegraph report that the bombastic Aussie would get replaced by former TaylorMade CEO Mark King, who at the moment serves Taco Bell in the identical position.

Rory McIlroy speaks to reporters on Tuesday on the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
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It additionally marked the most recent jab on the Shark from the Northern Irishman. After profitable the Canadian Open in June, McIlroy stated the victory could be one he’d keep in mind for a very long time earlier than including, “Twenty-first PGA Tour win, one more than someone else – that gave me a little extra incentive today and happy to get it done.”

The 67-year-old Norman — who two years in the past infamously posted a shirtless photograph together with an eggplant emoji in an tried dig at Bryson DeChambeau in a since-deleted tweet — has in the meantime resorted to his personal type of pettiness at numerous factors all through LIV’s inaugural season.

In June, Norman advised the Washington Post that McIlroy was among those who have been “brainwashed” into talking out towards LIV, which is bankrolled by the Saudi Arabian authorities and has been accused of getting used to sports activities wash the nation’s human rights atrocities. In August, Norman ripped PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan after the tour made adjustments that included assured money with a meme by which Monahan fictitiously stated to Norman, “Hey, can I copy your homework?”

Greg Norman will remain LIV Golf's CEO and commissioner, the organization said.
Greg Norman will stay LIV Golf’s CEO and commissioner, the group stated.
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Meanwhile, Norman has additionally introduced plans to add seven extra gamers for LIV’s 2023 season, which can tee off in February and is increasing from eight tournaments to 14. An announcement on a schedule is predicted inside the subsequent few weeks.

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