PGA Tour hypocrisy is ‘deafening’

PGA Tour hypocrisy is ‘deafening’

Greg Norman broke his silence to criticize the “deafening” “hypocrisy” of the PGA Tour.

Norman, the figurehead of the controversial Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf Collection, spoke with Fox Information’ “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade” because the week of the U.S. Open neared its end.

He fired again on the many PGA-affiliated critics of LIV Golf, together with commentator Bob Costas’ current assertion that Norman and the opposite golfers he has helped lure away (resembling Phil Mickelson) are taking “blood cash.”

“Look, I’m dissatisfied individuals go down that path, fairly truthfully,” Norman stated, in line with USA TODAY Sports activities. “In the event that they wish to take a look at it in prism, then why does the PGA Tour have 23 sponsors doing 40-plus billion {dollars} value of enterprise with Saudi Arabia? Why is it OK for the sponsors? Will [PGA Tour commissioner] Jay Monahan go to each a type of CEOs of the 23 firms which can be investing into Saudi Arabia and droop them and ban them? The hypocrisy in all this, it’s so loud. It’s deafening.”

Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, captain of Stinger GC, is offered with the staff winners trophy by Greg Norman [right], LIV Golf CEO.Getty Pictures

LIV golfers are allowed to take part in main tournaments for now, however United States Golf Affiliation CEO Mike Whan stated earlier this week that it may grow to be way more troublesome sooner or later. The difficulty is that LIV golfers don’t obtain Official World Rankings factors, however Norman — a previous two-time winner of PGA majors — stated he’s engaged on an answer with the technical committee.

“We’re not going anyplace; we wish to do what’s proper for the followers, for the gamers and for our business enterprise mannequin,” Norman stated. “We’re going to forge ahead. And there’s been quite a lot of obstacles, no query about it. There’s been quite a lot of obstacles the PGA Tour’s thrown in our path, however you understand what? We’ve labored round it as a result of golf is a drive for good.”

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