Greg Norman: PGA Tour guilty of ‘deafening hypocrisy’ over LIV and Saudi finances

Jun 20, 2022

Greg Norman has accused the PGA Tour of “deafening hypocrisy” and demanded that commissioner Jay Monahan recused himself from the decision whether to grant world ranking points to the Saudi rebel circuit.

Norman, the chief executive of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, revealed that the board of the Official World Golf Rankings would receive LIV’s formal application by Monday evening and insisted that it should be rubber-stamped.

The issue is seen as a key battlefield in the fight between LIV and the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour – formerly the European Tour – with the access to ranking points crucial for the rebel players’ hopes of appearing in future majors.

Here at the US Open, Mike Whan, the executive director of the US Golf Association, said last week that he could envision scenarios that would make it much harder for LIV Series players to compete in this major.

Whan is on the OWGR board, as are Monahan and Keith Pelley, the chief executive of the DP World Tour, as well as Martin Slumbers, the R&A chief executive, and Norman is keen to put as much pressure as possible on the panel.

Source: Yahoo Sports (Photo by: theguardian.com)