LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman announced that he had met Justin Thomas (USA), one of the PGA Tour’s leading players, and sought a transfer to LIV Golf.
In a recent interview with Bunkerd Magazine, Norman said, “My team members and I met Justin Thomas for a presentation on LIV golf. And he discussed the possibility of moving to LIV Golf,” he said. “He wasn’t very negative. He had a good understanding of what LIV Golf was doing.”
Thomas is very close to Tiger Woods (USA), the ‘golf emperor’ who is hostile to LIV golf. Therefore, it seems unlikely that Thomas will move to LIV Golf at Norman’s suggestion. But the fact that we met and had a conversation is significant. Because if I wasn’t interested, I would have refused to meet at all.
Norman also added, “We are different from the PGA Tour. We exist for our players. The door of LIV Golf is always open,” he said. “Whether it’s Justin Thomas or Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth, the door is open to anyone.
McIlroy publicly sniped at the DP World Tour Championship last month, saying, “Greg Norman should resign from his position as LIV Golf President.” And a few weeks later, Woods also insisted, “For the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to talk, Norman must resign first.”
However, Norman dismissed the possibility of his resignation. Norman said, “Woods and McIlroy don’t know what they are talking about. 메이저놀이터
LIV Golf plans to announce a list of new recruits by the end of the year. It is known that this will include 3 or 4 players within the top 15 in the world rankings. LIV Golf, which will start the 2023 season in February next year, has increased the number of tournaments to 14, and the total prize money has also increased to $405 million (528.9 billion won). The 48-player 54-hole play without cutoffs remains the same.