Greg Norman floats girls’s league

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has flagged a attainable girls’s league as an extension of the Saudi-backed breakaway tour.

Talking forward of LIV Golf’s inaugural Australian occasion on the Grange Golf Membership in Adelaide, Norman argued all progress was below the heel of the premier organisation, the PGA Tour.

“It is (the PGA Tour’s) alternative of what they wish to do,” he mentioned on Thursday.

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“In the event that they wish to hold placing up roadblocks – we’re not going to go anyplace.

“Now we have bought a product, we’ve bought funding {dollars} there right this moment, funding {dollars} into the longer term.

“Now we have tried with the PGA Tour persistently with zero, zilch, nothing [in response].

“That is their alternative. If that is your choice, high quality, we’re OK with that. So we’ll simply hold going and doing what we’re doing.”

Norman claimed many contracted LPGA gamers and Girls European Tour gamers had approached him about establishing a girls’s LIV league.

“They love what our product is showcasing, they ask on a regular basis, ‘How can we become involved, we would prefer to see a LIV girls sequence’,” he mentioned.

“Sure, we discuss it internally. And I’ve had discussions with particular person girl gamers.”

Nonetheless, a potential barrier that might bother the formation of a girls’s league is LIV’s financing by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund.

The nation’s remedy of girls continues to be criticised with a male guardianship system in place.

Beneath this social assemble, all Saudi girls are certain by regulation to a male guardian who has authority over decision-making.

Norman insisted he had by no means mentioned Saudi Arabia’s human rights document with superiors throughout the fund or nation.

“I’m the chairman and CEO of LIV Golf Investments and that is the place I focus, I give attention to golf, I keep centered on golf,” Norman mentioned.

“My job is to construct out LIV and the product we’ve on a world entrance … that is my job.

“I have been concerned with golf as a participant in addition to golf course design – I’ve constructed some golf programs in third-world nations, and I’ve constructed golf programs in communist nations.

“Golf is a drive for good. It goes in every single place with the precise platform.”

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