It seems every week there are new developments and controversies about the new Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour.
Phil Mickelson is yet to resurface following his comments, and won’t be defending his trophy at the US PGA Championship.
And now Greg Norman is losing friends and fans after his recent comments about the new league he represents.
James Corrigan’s piece published on FoxSports outlines the social media outburst by Norman’s long-time colleague and fellow golfer Wayne Grady.
“From someone who has known Greg for 50 years, Greg is only about Greg,” Grady, 64, posted on Facebook. “He has been trying to take down the tour for 30 years.”
Last week, Norman caused outrage across the globe when answering “we’ve all made mistakes” when questioned about the state-approved murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Norman also said, “I heard about it and moved on” when asked about the 81 men who were executed on the same day in Riyadh in March.
— Guy Stacey (@GuyStacey1) May 14, 2022
Arguably Australia’s greatest golfer Karrie Webb also took aim at Norman after being pressed on his thoughts on the Saudi regime’s discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
Later asked about Saudi Arabia’s discrimination against the LGBTQ community, Norman replied: “I’m not sure whether I even have any gay friends, to be honest with you.”
The little girl in me just died well and truly!! Has anyones childhood hero disappointed them as much as I am now?? 😢😭 https://t.co/p17klqYdCp
— Karrie Webb AO (@Karrie_Webb) May 12, 2022