‘Guy Is a Total Embarrassment’: Greg Norman’s Attacking Comments on Tiger Woods Ignites the Golf World

Published 01/23/2023, 1:35 AM EST
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In his recent interview, the Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman called out another outstanding golfer, Tiger Woods. Norman has recently signed a TV broadcast deal with the CW network. Despite many people not liking his decision, the former golfer was pumped. He had been trying since last year to get the deal. There were rumors of FOX Sports becoming LIV’s broadcast partner, but things went differently. 

Last year was good for LIV in terms of events. They carried it out successfully with big purses. However, it was not a peaceful year for Norman. Besides trying to get the TV deal, he also worked hard for his players. The golfers who left the PGA tour were not allowed back on it by the PGA commissioner Jay Monahan. As a result, the LIV players were not eligible for the OWGR points nor allowed to play in any major tournaments.

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The great white shark tried to talk to the PGA officials to settle the dispute, but failed. Later, the former number one golfer, Tiger Woods, made comments about Norman. He said, “Greg has to go, first of all.” then only any discussion between LIV and PGA will occur. Norman did not say much about it then, but now he has finally addressed and answered Woods’ comments.

Is Tiger Woods a mere mouthpiece?

The legendary golfers have yet to interact much face-to-face. However, it was back in 2013 when Norman scrutinized Woods’ illegal drop in Masters. And in 2022, Woods expressed his dislike toward the major championship winner. However, Norman has replied to his comments and called him a ‘mouthpiece’, according to FOX News Channel. He said, “I think, is an indication that he might be a bit of a mouthpiece for the PGA Tour to try to get us to create turmoil created internally within LIV.” 

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According to the former golfer, who spent 331 weeks as world number one in the 1980s, Woods was unaware. He felt sad for the GOAT golfer and said, “unfortunately, he made a comment that he doesn’t know the facts about because obviously I’m still here. Obviously, he doesn’t control what we do within LIV.” The LIV golf was always criticized because the Saudi PFI funded it. However, Norman clarified a few things. 

The former golfer made no effort to hide the fact that PFI had funded his tour. However, LIV Golf’s investments ultimately decided everything. Norman and his executive group will be in charge of leading and managing this moving ahead. With the future business model they have developed, they feel very confident about it, and no amount of scrutiny will make them think otherwise.

What does the golf world think about the comments?

The Twitter handle, named ‘LIV Golf Latest’, gives updates about the LIV and everything around it. Even though the user is not officially associated with the circuit, he keeps sharing the updates. The handle posted a tweet pointing out the above comments by Norman about Woods. Undoubtedly, the comments section was bombarded with people opposing the feud. The comments section had mixed reactions about the remarks and LIV.

However, let’s take a look at a few of the reactions from golf enthusiasts.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Tony Thomas

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