‘Virgin Space Left Untouched’: Greg Norman Lays Bare the Cold Facts Behind LIV Golf’s Success

Published 01/23/2023, 11:13 AM EST

The PGA Tour and LIV Golf have been in a dispute over the legality of LIV Golf’s streaming service for some time now. LIV Golf aims to revolutionize the way golf is consumed by fans. Meanwhile, the PGA Tour has accused LIV Golf of the use of footage from their tournaments without permission. They have also been accused of violating their exclusive rights to broadcast golf tournaments. In response to these accusations, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has defended the company’s actions. He has claimed that their goal is to bring a new and innovative experience to golf fans.

PGA Tour and LIV Golf disputes addressed by Greg Norman

The PGA Tour is one of the most prominent and successful golf organizations in the world. It has exclusive rights to broadcast tournaments on television and through digital platforms. The PGA’s streaming monopoly has now been challenged by the launch of LIV Golf, introducing a new golf streaming service for fans. Subsequently, the PGA Tour has raised concerns about the legality of LIV Golf’s streaming service. They have claimed that LIV violates their exclusive rights to broadcast golf tournaments.

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In response to the accusations from the PGA Tour, LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman has defended the company’s actions. He stated that their goal is to bring a new and innovative experience to golf fans. According to an article by Fox News Live, Norman argued, “It’s an identification of the fact that there was virgin space left untouched, and it’s the first time in golf’s history that you’ve had private equity or money coming in to invest into this virgin space, to unlock this opportunity and create an ROI.

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Despite the ongoing dispute, LIV Golf has continued to grow in popularity among golf fans. The professional tour has signed a number of partnerships with golf courses and organizations, further solidifying its position in the industry.

Norman’s fitting reply to Tiger Woods’ remarks

During a heated conflict between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, Woods called Norman out. The legendary golfer blamed Norman for the underlying reason behind the conflict between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. He stated that both tours will come to mend things only when Norman steps aside. Norman gave Woods a fitting reply. 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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Who would you side with? PGA Tour or LIV Golf? Write down your pick in our comment section below. And stay tuned while we bring you interesting facts about your favorite sports and entities.

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Manisha Upadhyay

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Manisha is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. A Philosophy graduate, she possesses a writing experience of over 2 years now. Having picked up on the sport for quite some time now, Manisha looks up to Tiger Woods and admires his fortitude and charisma.

Edited By: Satagni Sikder

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