Greg Norman Writes Letter To PGA Commissioner Challenging The PGA’s Push Back Against Saudi League
In a letter to PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan on Thursday, Greg Norman accused the PGA Tour of bullying and threatening its players. The PGA has been warning players that they might face a lifetime ban from the Tour if they join a rival tour backed by Saudi Arabian money.
“Simply put, you can’t ban players from playing golf. Players have the right and the freedom to play where we like,” Norman said.
“I know for a fact that many PGA players were and still are interested in playing for a new league, in addition to playing for the Tour. What is wrong with that? What is wrong with allowing players to make their own decisions about where to play and how often to play? What is so wrong with player choice? Why do you feel so threatened that you would resort to such a desperate, unwise, and unenforceable threat?”
Monahan, in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, reminded the players there is “zero complacency” about the Saudi league and that any player who joins it will forfeit their PGA Tour membership.
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