‘Respectfully Disagree With Him’: Former Masters Champion Chips in Critical Views About Greg Norman Lead LIV Golf

Published 02/01/2023, 4:45 AM EST

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Two of the most iconic figures in golf, Larry Mize and Greg Norman, have been rivals for over a decade. Both players have achieved incredible success in their careers, including winning major championships and becoming world-ranked. 

With a combination of raw talent and incredible work ethic, these two golfers have entertained fans for decades and inspired countless young players to take up the game. Despite their rivalry, the two are also friends and have a great deal of respect for each other. Or let’s say had a great deal of respect for each other.

Larry Mize does not approve of the LIV Tour


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In a recent interview with golf today, the 1987 Masters winner expressed his feelings about the LIV Tour. “I’m not happy with the LIV tour. I don’t think it’s good for golf,” Mize said. 

The 64-year-old chose to disagree with Norman on the LIV Tour. “Greg is doing what he thinks is right. I would respectfully disagree with him,” he added.

He said that in 1994, Arnold Palmer had the chance to leave the PGA Tour but he did not. Palmer too believes this move would not be in the best interest of the sport. So, he chooses to side with Palmer on this. “I still stay with what Arnold says.”


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Moreover, he feels the LIV Tour is like an exhibition of golf. Despite the disagreement, Mize and Norman have shared some unforgettable moments on the course. They are legends of the game and will always be remembered as two of the greatest golfers of all time.


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The battle of 1987

Mize’s victory over the great white shark in the 1987 Masters is considered one of the biggest upsets in golfing history. In the sudden-death playoff, Norman, who had been leading the tournament for most of the day, hit his approach shot just off the green. 

Mize hit his 140 yards to within 15 feet of the hole. Moreover, on the next shot, Norman’s chip shot rolled by the hole and Mize calmly sank his birdie putt to win the tournament. The shot by Mize was significant not only because it secured him his first major championship, but also because it was a defining moment in his career. 


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This victory also solidified Mize’s place in Master’s history. He will forever be remembered for that stunning shot. The 1987 Masters remains one of the most exciting editions in its long and storied history, and Mize’s victory over Norman will always be one of its most memorable moments.

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Edited By: Varunkumaar Chelladurai