Greg Norman tore into Jack Nicklaus, branding him a “hypocrite” forward of the beginning of the LIV Golf Invitational Sequence this week.
The Australian legend, who’s fronting LIV Golf, the physique behind the controversial breakaway competitors, hit again at Nicklaus over feedback he made concerning the enterprise.
Final week Nicklaus revealed he had met LIV and had turned down a task with the insurgent circuit, insisting he had solely held the assembly “out of courtesy”.
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However Norman slammed the 18-time main winner, claiming he had been in favour of the Saudi-backed collection.
“100 per cent fact? Jack’s a hypocrite,” he informed the Washington Submit.
“When he got here out with these feedback, I am considering ‘Jack will need to have a brief reminiscence’.
“Quote-unquote, he stated: ‘That is good for our sport. If it is good for the sport of golf, it is good by me.’
“So that you need the details? You have obtained the details. Know what you stated earlier than you open your mouth.”
Following the report within the Washington Submit, a spokesman for Nicklaus stated the Golden Bear wished Norman nicely however reiterated his backing for the PGA Tour.
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The LIV Sequence, backed by cash from the Saudi authorities’s public funding fund, is because of get beneath manner on Thursday at Centurion Membership in St Albans.
It’s the first of eight 54-hole occasions, every of which can characteristic a shotgun begin and a group competitors.
With its $25 million prize pot, this week’s curtain-raiser will eclipse the earlier report for the richest event in golf.