LIV Golf named Australia as one of the countries in its plans for a $US405 million expansion next year, in an announcement on Wednesday that revealed an increase to 14 tournaments in 2023. The series – which is headed up by Greg Norman and funded by the Saudi Arabian government’s Public Investment Fund – revealed Read more…
Keeping an unusually low media profile during the opening events of his divisive LIV Golf Invitational Series, Greg Norman is finally ready to do the talking. In a wide-ranging interview with Australian Golf Digest, The Shark explains how golf found itself in conflict, what it all means for countries like Australia, and why his second attempt at globalising the pro circuit will end differently to the first.
The R&A’s not-so-subtle stiff-arming of the defectors – there are 23 players in the field who have either played in a LIV event or committed to doing so in the future – began before the week even started.
Rather than wait for questions, Slumbers addressed the Saudi-backed series directly in his opening remarks and did so in the most strongly worded statement of any leader of an organisation overseeing a men’s Major championship.