|Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investments. AP News|
Greg Norman, CEO of LIV Golf Investments, has been asked not to take part in a tournament he has created.
CEO Norman said on his SNS on the 21st (Korea time) that he was asked not to attend the QBE shoot. The QBE Shootout is an event included in the PGA Tour schedule and has been hosted by Norman since 1989. The venue is also the Tiburon Golf Club Gold Course in Naples, Florida, USA, designed by CEO Norman.
However, the QBE Shootout drew a line with Norman, who leads the LIV Golf Invitational (LIV), which conflicts with the PGA Tour. CEO Norman wrote, “Since its inception in 1989, I have exhibited and hosted the event for 33 consecutive years, but was asked not to attend this year.
Coincidentally, the QBE Shootout is a tournament where CEO Norman met privately with PGA Tour players in 1994 to discuss the world tour he envisioned. At that time, Norman prepared for the launch of the world tour with the goal of winning 3 million dollars in eight tournaments where only the top 30-40 players on the PGA Tour compete.
At the time, it was known that Norman had secured the television broadcast rights for the world tour, but that did not materialise. After that, a platform was created for star players, such as the establishment of the World Golf Championship (WGC) led by the PGA Tour, which CEO Norman launched LIV in 2022 with the support of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.
Reporter Oh Hae- won