Golf Fans React to the Announcement of Greg Norman as the Commissioner of Saudi Backed League

Published 10/28/2021, 1:02 PM EDT


There is multiple news that is making rounds in the golfing world about the new Saudi-backed golf series. According to Golfweek, a private meeting with golf media members will take place on Wednesday. Moreover, the details of the series won’t be officially announced until next week. Furthermore, Greg Norman, a prominent name from the golfing world, is all set to be the commissioner for this new series.

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Meanwhile, it is still unclear whether the new series will be a full league or just a short handful of events. Moreover, the PGA Tour also hasn’t responded to this issue yet.

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Greg Norman to be the commissioner of the Saudi-backed golf series

According to Golfweek, Greg Norman will be announced as the commissioner for this new Saudi-backed golf series. However, there is no official confirmation about this news from Norman. Moreover, they asked the media members who attended the session in New York City to hold this news until next week. 

Meanwhile, Greg Norman was a natural choice as in 1994 he had proposed the World Golf Tour. But PGA Tour rejected this offer. Hence, convincing Norman for this rival league surely wasn’t a mammoth task. 

Meanwhile, with backing from the Saudis, there will be no shortage of cash in this series. Hence, they have already started to lure the top names in the golfing world and recently made an offer to several top players, and around eight PGA Tour players have asked for permission to participate in that event. 

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Twitter reacts to Greg Norman’s announcement as a commissioner

Greg Norman is one of the most prominent retired golfers. Moreover, he has spent around 331 weeks as the world no.1 player. But he has always made headlines for all the wrong reasons. And recently, he is trending in the golfing world once again as he is all set to become the commissioner for the new Saudi-backed series. And the fans, understandably, showed their outrage towards the league and Greg. So let us see what do fans think about this new trending issue. 

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So these were a few reactions from the fans on the new Saudi-backed golf series and the announcement of Greg Norman as its commissioner. But what do you think about this controversial rival league? Do let us know.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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