LIV Golf ‘not going wherever’ after PGA Tour merger, per Greg Norman

The PGA Tour and PIF merger has precipitated fairly the storm, however in response to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, the rival tour allegedly is not going wherever.

Throughout a 30-minute assembly with LIV Golf staffers, Norman doubtless caught lots of them without warning.

“LIV is and can proceed to be a standalone enterprise,” Norman informed staffers, per Sports activities Illustrated. “Our enterprise mannequin won’t change. We modified historical past, and we’re not going wherever.”

On Tuesday, when the preliminary press launch dropped, it introduced a brand new partnership between the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund. That funding fund is the backer of LIV Golf, however the way forward for that tour was not specified — not till the stories from Norman surfaced on Thursday.

It was believed that LIV Golf would stop to exist, if not instantly, then after this season. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said publicly that he doesn’t envision LIV being part of {the golfing} panorama going ahead.

But, Norman talked about that no present operations would change by means of 2025.

Past that, Norman detailed a brighter future for LIV Golf. “The spigot is now large open for industrial sponsorships, blue-chip corporations, TV networks.”

Lots of the tremendous particulars are nonetheless within the air and haven’t been confirmed by anybody concerned. Norman’s identify nor LIV Golf was talked about as a part of the merger between the PIF and the PGA Tour. So what he’ll do as soon as this deal closes stays unclear. Is he totally out, or will he assist with this new world golf entity?

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